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The Tech Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

From data mining to user interface design, Linked In research reveals advantageous qualifications

Tech skills dominated LinkedIn’s end-of-year list of skills in demand, ranging from data mining to…

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Apple Halts Sales In Russia

The Russian ruble has fallen over 20%, forcing Apple to pull out

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Russia is having an economic downturn, and Apple is pulling out of the country.
The…

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Sony’s “The Interview” Pulled From Theaters After Terror Threat

The big movie chains have cancelled showings due to hacker threats

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Thanks to terror threats by hackers who leaked confidential information about Sony, the company’s…

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BlackBerry’s New Phone Is Old School

The brand new BlackBerry Classic still has a keyboard

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Today, BlackBerry announced a new phone, the Classic.
But can its latest attempt…

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Could Samsung Fight Apple Pay?

A partnership with LoopPay could change the payment scene

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Apple Pay is quickly becoming the most popular way to use your phone…

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T-Mobile’s Newest Plan Saves Your Data For Later

The company will roll over unused data every month

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T-Mobile is going to start treating your data a lot more like rollover minutes.
In…

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Washington D.C. Taxi Commission Developing Uber Competitor

The nation's capital is tackling on-demand taxis

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Uber’s biggest competition could come from the U.S. government.
Washington D.C.’s taxi commission is preparing…

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Uhasibu Presents Top Solution for All East African SMEs

The Project Based Accounting Module solves the issue

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have demonstrated…

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Google Helping The Homeless Through Charity Groups

Is $2 million enough to forgive the tech company?

Google's pretty hush about its search algorithm, which it constantly adjusts to keep spammers from…

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The App You Need Before Your Next Job Interview or Business Meeting

Charlie can save you 30 minutes per day

Nowadays, nearly everyone has a mobile device at their fingertips and the Internet readily available.…

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Innov8tiv Sits Down with Tech Leader Catt Small for Exclusive Interview

The programmer shares insights for women in STEM careers

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv‘s Anie Akpe:
At Innov8tiv, we aspire to bridge the…

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10 Tools You Need to Launch Your Freelance Business

These apps provide time management and can increase your productivity

If you’re ready to join 53 million Americans working as a Freelancer, you should have…

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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8 Apps to Ease Your Travel Anxiety

By accessing your smartphone, eliminate unnecessary stress

The following is a feature from Innov8tiv.com:
What to pack, what to leave home? Checking in…

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Splurge of The Week: Smart Kapp Dry Erase Board

Whiteboard, meet the future

The Smart Kapp dry erase board could bring meetings to the 21st century. (Image credit:…

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Swiss Watchmaker TAG Heuer Could Show a Smartwatch

The company hinted at the timepiece in September

French luxury watch maker TAG Heuer could debut its smartwatch as soon as January to…

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Apps to Ease Your Parking Woes in New York City and San Francisco

Luxe, an on demand parking and valet service, takes the hassle and headache out of…

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Microsoft Sells Barnes & Noble Nook Shares

The company's bet on e-readers is a losing one

Revealed in an SEC filing, Microsoft has sold its shares in Barnes & Noble’s Nook…

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Real Estate Startup Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Zillow is being accused of 'sexual torture' by a former employee

Real estate startup Zillow is facing a harassment lawsuit from a former employee who alleges…

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Google Donating To New York Public Library Wi-Fi Program

The million-dollar donation will provide 10,000 families with a stable hotspot for up to one year

Google's million-dollar investment will power 10,000 data connections for people who cannot afford Internet access.…

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Uber’s Carpool Service Coming To New York

1 million fewer cars, with cheaper trips

Uber's carpooling service will save riders up to 50% on trips. (Image credit: Uber)
Uber’s newest…

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Microsoft Purchases Email Startup Accompli

Innovating email is worth $200 million

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 features a fully adjustable kickstand, a sturdier keyboard cover, and…

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Three Alternatives To Your Bad Password

One password to rule them all

Passwords are hard to remember and often insecure, but biometrics offer unique and secure passwords…

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Holiday Tips: 3 Ways to Shop via Instagram

These social-media linked apps will make getting the perfect gift that much easier

Some of our favorite designers and bloggers are adding more power to our fingertips by…

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Apple’s Product RED Fundraising Hits App Store

Buying content from participating developers helps the AIDS charity

Apple's partnership with RED started in 2007 with a RED-themed gift card and the red…

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Tiphub Hosts Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank

Entrepreneurs came together to pitch Africa-centered startups

Tiphub Hosted Diaspora Demo Day at the World Bank in Washington D.C., where entrepreneurs showcased…

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Programming Languages That Earn The Most Cash

Web and mobile app development take the top spot

Knowing French or Spanish could net you a higher salary. But knowing Python could get…

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Google's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

Google Glass Stores Closing Down

Is waning support to blame?

Google’s flagship Glass stores are potentially shutting down, and could spell doom for the wearable…

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New Lifestyle App That Pays Cash for Likes Set to Launch

Tool features products from mroe than 1,200 retailers

CoSign, a mobile app set to launch for Android and IOS devices, pays for products…

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TipHub To Hold Inaugural Diaspora Demo Day in Washington, D.C.

The showcase will feature speakers and pitches pegged to the diaspora

(Image: TipHub)TipHub, an innovation factory that provides startup assistance and services, has announced that it…

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Where to Watch Makes Legal Movie Viewing Easy

The MPAA project is an interesting attempt at curbing piracy

Where to Watch is the MPAA’s attempt at helping consumers find content legally and through…

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

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Snapchat Now Sends Cash

Mobile payment company Square handling payment portion

Snapchat was recently hacked, leaking thousands of photos. (Image credit: Maurizio Pesce)
Snapchat wants you to…

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U.S. State Department Shuts Down Email After Hack

Classified emails were not compromised, according to reports

The United States State Department was the victim of a cyber attack that caused the…

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New York City Is Bringing Wi-Fi to the Public

Link NYC will bring gigabit speeds to public Wi-Fi and replace the iconic payphone

LinkNYC is a new proposal set to replace the phone booth with a gigabit-speed Wi-Fi…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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Facebook is Building a LinkedIn Killer

Facebook For Work could usurp LinkedIn for busy professionals

Facebook could be releasing a LinkedIn competitor called Facebook at Work, and use it to…

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

By Patrick Austin

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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YouTube’s New Music Key Is Ad-Free Music

It's a Google Play Music subscription with videos

YouTube Music Key offers ad-free music videos, and a Google Play Music subscription, something hinted…

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

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Kim Kardashian App Makes Four Times Original Investment In First Quarter

Glu Games' $43 million success is testament to reality star's brand

Reality star’s unprecedented $43 million single-quarter success is testament to Kardashian brand.

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[RECAP] Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Makes Waves in Miami

Check out highlights from the event

PlungeCon took place in Miami on the weekend of Nov. 6, and Black Enterprise hosted…

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

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President Barack Obama Champions Net Neutrality As A Utility

POTUS pushes for freedom on the World Wide Web

President Obama championed net neutrality today in a statement and video in hopes of fighting…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

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4 Keys to Sparking Expansion For Your Tech Company

Sentel Corp.'s Clarence Wooten details strategy to stand out in a crowded market

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Clarence Wooten made his millions years ago. His claim to fame goes back to…

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Amazon’s Bleak Diversity Numbers: 4% of Managers Are Black

Hispanics make up only 9% of Amazon's global workforce

Amazon has joined the list of technology companies to release deplorable diversity numbers.

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

By Patrick Austin

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Would You Pay $1,000 For Samsung’s Newest Smartphone?

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge certainly thinks you will

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge will be available in the U.S. next week, but its price…

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Twitter Reactions To Apple CEO Tim Cook Coming Out As Gay

How did Tim Cook's decision affect others?!

If you haven’t read our story documenting Apple CEO Tim Cook coming out and being…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m Proud To Be Gay”

The 53-year-old business exec reveals all in an essay

In a revealing and very powerful essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook…

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Tech Tip of the Day: Should You Buy a Smartwatch?

No ... well, not yet

Smartwatches for Android phones are already here, and Apple’s own Watch is on the way.…

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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable

Could this get more people cutting the cable cord?

During a Time Warner investor meeting, HBO’s CEO announced plans to offer HBO GO without…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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High Tech Haircare: Myavana Launches Personalized Picks For Women of Color

Myavana, a new hair analysis service, will help solve problem that many black women face

Myavana, created by the co-founders of Techturized Inc., has launched a new hair analysis service…

By Candace Mitchell

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Google’s Chief Fears That Surveillance Scandal Will ‘Break the Internet’

Chairman Eric Schmidt is concerned for our Internet safety

The United States surveillance scandal has frightened some big names within the tech world. They…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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Black Enterprise and Film Life Join Forces for Plunge

Innovation and creativity will take over Miami Beach’s Eden Roc Resort in November

Black Enterprise and Film Life, producers of the American Black Film Festival, have joined forces…

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New Study: Millennials Are Addicted to Their Smartphones

They use phones daily to text, tweet and do business from banking to shopping

Millennials are hooked on smartphone technology as witnessed everyday at restaurants, in traffic, and on…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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Tesla CEO Will Show Off The ‘D’ October 9

Elon Musk could unveil new, lower cost electric car by next week

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at the arrival of a new product, and gave only…

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Cool Jobs: BET’s Ken Gibbs Jr. Talks Innovation and the End Of the Internet

Director of OnTV operations breaks down future of the Web

Ken Gibbs, Jr., BET’s director of OnTV operations, talks about the web, being innovative, and…

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You Can Be Netflix’s Professional Instagrammer

Travel the world and use some hashtags, #Grammaster

Netflix is asking Instagram users to apply for a chance to become the company’s resident…

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PayPal to Split From eBay – Apple Pay Direct Competition

The fast growing e-commerce company is going its own way

Investors have reason to applaud the changing rules of the game as PayPal, the electronic…

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Nas, Snoop Dogg Bet Big On Robinhood App

Creators look to eliminate the middleman, make investing free and easy

App makers look to eliminate the middleman, make investing free and easy, making it attractive…

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Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators

Innovation Slam will let inventors present to experts and tastemakers

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, Miami’s Eden Roc Resort will host the Plunge Culture…

By Patrick Austin

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Beats Music Will Not Shut Down

But that doesn’t mean it won’t change

Apple's been the king of the hill in terms of music distribution, but companies like…

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‘Minecraft’ Creator Leaves After Microsoft Buys Company For $2.5B

Markus Persson leaves company to pursue smaller web experiments

Microsoft, a software and hardware juggernaut within the video game community, acquired Mojang, the company…

By Kevin L. Clark

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From The Corner Office Chat Series Continues With IBOM L.L.C. Co-Founder Anie Akpe

Entrepreneurship advocate and tech media maven will share leadership success strategies

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. EST, the From The Corner Office Twitter Chat…

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New Apple Watch Can Track Your Steps, Heartbeat

Wearable device wants you to keep your new iPhone in your pocket.

Apple announced its first wearable device, called Apple Watch. It’ll debut in early 2015, and…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6 Comes In Two Sizes

For Apple, big phones will live on while your wallet goes extinct.

Apple announced latest smartphones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which feature better cameras, a built-in…

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New Car Service App to Offer Taxis Exclusively for Women

New car service app will be ran exclusively for women by women

A new car service app, launching Sept. 16, will provide female passengers with the comfort…

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WATCH: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Goes ‘Rogue’ In New Gameplay Trailer

A face from past lurks in this new clip

Video games fans will be treated to a wealth of new content courtesy of Ubisoft…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

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Computer Chips Coming to a Credit Card Near You

Notice something different about your credit card?

The new computer chips make it harder for thieves to get your information from your…

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The security hole allowed hackers to spy on your unencrypted data ranging from bank information to personal emails.

Apple Partners With Credit Card Companies For Payment System

Could mobile payments make the credit card disappear for good?

Apple’s announcement on Sept. 9 could announce not only new iPhones and a smartwatch, but…

By Patrick Austin

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Great Timing For The Next Frontier: The Wearable Tech Wars Begin

Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google LG prepare to wage battle over what you wear

Analysts say the wearable tech market is about to boom. Here’s how.

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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REVIEW: Samsung Audio Devices and Galaxy Tab S

Are these latest products worth your money?

BlackEnterprise.com producer reviews the Samsung S Tablet and a host of Samsung audio devices to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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How I’m Building My Tech Startup

Chanel Martin of Techturized Inc. talks behind-the-scenes triumphs and challenges

Cofounder Chanel Martin explains how she is building her tech startup Techturized Inc.

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Amazon Testing Drones in India

Country will have to deal with competitor Flipkart

With the FAA currently banning commercial drone use in the U.S., Amazon is going to…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

These household names owe a significant portion of revenue growth to African American consumers

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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Teen Developers Release App to Document Police Abuse

With Five-O, these teens used programming to help their community

The Pinetart team is a group of siblings who wanted to make a difference with…

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Motorola’s Smartwatch Could Be $250

Best Buy's Moto 360 product page showed a $250 price point before it was taken down

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

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Twitter’s Favorite Feature Could Get You Fired

Is the company turning favorites into retweets and exposing your privacy?

Favorites were always available on public Twitter profiles, but never seen in timelines. (Image credit:…

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

By Patrick Austin

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California Is Making Smartphone Kill Switch Mandatory

One university says smartphone theft comprised 62 percent of all campus-related robberies

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

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11 Venture Capital Sources Taking Notice of Black Tech Founders

Forums and funds that target minority entrepreneurs

These venture capital sources are targeting minority tech founders. Check them out.

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

The Latest iPhone Could Debut Next Month

Also, a new smartwatch and Retina MacBook Air could be in the pipeline

Apple’s newest iPhone (or iPhones) could debut September 9 with a slew of new features…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Uganda’s Oldest Refugee Camp Owns Video Game Arcade

For twenty American cents, resident can play FIFA or PlayStation

NPR’s show, “Planet Money,” is a program that is all about displaced individuals and their…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Website eBay Has Dismal Diversity Numbers

Just because it's a little better than the competition doesn't mean its diversity numbers are any good

In total, only 7% of eBay employees are black, with only 2% of them in…

By Patrick Austin

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The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.

Tesla, Panasonic Teaming Up On Gigafactory Project

Panasonic will invest in Tesla's planned $5 billion battery manufacturing facility

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
Tesla’s planned Gigafactory…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

By Patrick Austin

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta Ranks As Most Played Game In Current Generation

To date, beta version clocked in 4,638,937 unique players

The Destiny beta was a highly anticipated event, but who thought that it would become…

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

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Former NASA Employee Launches Diverse Emoji App

App includes black and brown faces, interracial couples and same-sex couples

Former NASA employee, Katrina Parrot, launches a new app called iDiversicons, which is filled with…

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

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Google Wants You To Be The Perfect Human

Search giant looking to see what makes your body tick and make it better

Google’s new project, Baseline Study, wants to gather massive amounts of data on humanity in…

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

Tinyblu’s reminder system will help you offload your check-ins and keep in contact with coworkers,…

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Buy Samsung’s $120,000 TV

Ultra HD television will be pretty lacking in content for quite a while

Samsung’s new 105-inch Ultra HD television costs $120,000, but before you run out and buy…

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

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PS4 Outsells Xbox One As Sony Announces June NPD Results

Sony claims victory in the much ballyhooed Console War

The winner of the much ballyhooed Console Wars is the PS4, who boasts #1 sales…

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

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Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

Airbnb's redesign serves as example of what not to do when rebranding

Airbnb’s newest logo, Bélo, violates a few core principles of logo design, but with a…

By Patrick Austin

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling

Next-gen offering has taken social media by storm

Bungie’s Destiny sci-fi actioner has been regarded as one of the most anticipated games in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

By Patrick Austin

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Tesla Announces ‘Model 3′ Electric Car

Tesla's strategy taking aim directly at BMW's 3 Series car line

Tesla’s strategy taking aim directly at BMW’s 3 Series car line

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Blame Your Browser For Bad Battery Life

Windows users running Chrome may have seen a dip in battery performance

Windows laptops could be falling victim to an issue in Google’s Chrome browser that can…

By Patrick Austin

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

By Patrick Austin

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

By Patrick Austin

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Banking Malware Discovered on Google Play

Mobile banking app attacked

Malware clones a bank’s original app and then uploads it the Google Play store.

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[VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014

Gamers rejoice as highly anticipated title leaked during weekend

Katsuhiro Harada had some explaining to do when his title, Tekken 7, leaked over the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NPR Education Blogger Faces Heat for Racial Tweet

NPR education team lead blogger Anya Kamenetz took to NPR's official education team Twitter account to voice her concern that only white sources respond

Anya Kamenetz let a poorly worded tweet go up on NPR’s education team Twitter account,…

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

A new eBay store popped up that sells what seems to be refurbished products from…

By Patrick Austin

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Business of Beauty: Entrepreneur Talks Expanding Brand From YouTube

Rochelle Graham, founder of Alikay Naturals, details journey to upstart success

Rochelle Graham shares how she went from YouTube personality to founder and CEO of Alikay…

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Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD

Regulation concerning the use of unmanned vehicles has become more important than ever

Two men in Manhattan were arrested on Monday and charged with reckless endangerment for flying…

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New Online Tool For Entrepreneurs With Limited Marketing Resources

Localist integrates social media with calendar and events Web content

Localist, an interactive online calendaring platform, recently launched its ‘Localist Simple’ plan geared toward entrepreneurs…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Password encryption could be the difference between security and anxiety

Your USB drive probably has random bits of information, but it could contain data used…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

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Survey: Advertisers Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

Brands to increase social media spend as part of overall marketing budget

According to Ad Age, marketers reported spending slightly more on digital and social media, but…

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Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' and Veronica Mars projects make list

LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow among the highest-funded Kickstarter campaigns at more than $5 million in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Report: Millennials, Minorities Lead Shift To Digital Banking

Blacks, Hispanics, young people lead growth in mobile, online banking

African Americans, Hispanics, and millennials leaders in mobile, online banking, report finds.

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

By Teri Harrison

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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