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The Push to Help Uber and Other Gig Economy Workers

With the amount of people working for Internet-based business such as Uber, tax laws and finances are getting complicated.

“Draft a carve-out to temporarily exempt gig-economy Internet platforms from ill-fitting labor laws.”

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On Being Black at Google I/O

It was almost as though black people were avoiding other black people.

I’ve seen this phenomenon before at other mainstream tech conference. I think there may be…

By Samara Lynn

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

By Samara Lynn

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Google Home (Image: Google)

Beyoncé, Google for Your Home, and More Featured at Google I/O Kick-off

Google unveiled a host of new technology at Google I/O including a new assistant; new ways to communicate; and the ushering in high-quality Virtual Reality.

Google I/O shows Google will continue to mesh even further into the fabric of our…

By Samara Lynn

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: Airbnb Sued for Racial Discrimination

The space-sharing giant faces the threat of a class action lawsuit

On Tuesday, Airbnb earned themselves a high-profile lawsuit due to their inability to adequately address…

By Hailey Wallace

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Minority and Female Presence Increases Slightly at Google I/O

Google is still working on diversifying the Google I/O conference

The number of blacks in attendance at this year’s Google I/O conference remain stagnant from…

By Samara Lynn

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Twitter shakes up board with Debra Lee appointment

The popular tech company pushes diversity agenda with appointment of the chairman and CEO of BET Networks

Twitter continues to push diversity agenda with appointment of the Debra Lee to board of…

By Kali Wilder

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5 Lessons Startups Can Learn From the Porn Industry

Online porn is a billion-dollar industry, but not just because sex sells

The online porn industry is highly innovative when it comes to tech and web presence.…

By Samara Lynn

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(Image: Financial Inclusion Innovation Contest-Center for Global Policy Solutions: l-r:  Brandon Andrews, Values Partnerships (JUDGE)
Natalie Madeira Cofield, President & CEO, Walker’s Legacy (JUDGE)
Jerry Nemorin, Founder and CEO, LendStreet (JUDGE)
Irum Musharraf, PayActiv (FINALIST)
Angel Rich, WealthyLife (FINALIST AND WINNER)
Eric Kinman, Working Solutions (FINALIST)
Marla Bilonick, Latino Economic Development Center (FINALIST)
Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Financial Capability, Community Development, and Small Business, JPMorgan Chase Foundation (JUDGE))

This Black Women’s Tech Startup Was Just Awarded A $10,000 JPMorgan Chase Grant

WealthyLife, a black, female-owned startup, will use the JPMorgan Chase grant to expand their financial literacy technology offerings

““As an entrepreneurial team of black women, we’ve experienced firsthand the challenges underrepresented communities face…

By Samara Lynn

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Professor, game developer, and artist, Lindsay Grace (Image: file)

Meet The Game Designer Creating Video Games with Social Impact

Lindsay Grace is considered one of the most influential African Americans on the gaming industry

“If you discriminate by color, you can’t win the game…”

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People test out the Lazertouch at a recent tech expo. (Image: Easitech, Indiegogo)

Tiny Projector Turns Your Wall Into a 150-foot TouchScreen!

The Lazertouch projector weighs 5 ounces but makes a huge image

Lazertouch creates a virtual touchscreen and interactive whiteboard.

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Mixtroz founders (l-r); Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader (Image: file)

Mother-Daughter Power Team Launch Tech Startup, Mixtroz

Mixtroz seeks to recreate the networking-at-events experience

She says she felt like a “creep”, “Checking out other women’s breast areas to confirm…

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Allegations Facebook Suppresses Right-Wing News Are Weak

The hysteria over Facebook suppressing conservative news is hogwash

Facebook is not a media company or a news organization.

By Samara Lynn

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Timbaland Invests in New Tech Company That Lets You ‘Feel’ Sound

Timbaland backs company with an innovative way to let users experience sound throughout their body

“SubPac is a game changing experience for both artists and fans,” said Timbaland

By Samara Lynn

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(Image: Doesn’t Buy Smartwatches; He Makes His Own's latest tech venture is the Dial wearable; a smartwatch that works independent of a phone

“But I don’t know why the f**k I need those watches right now.”

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A Co-working Space Grows in Detroit

A Place in Detroit offers startups in the Motor City, affordable and organic co-working office space

We will provide coworking space and opportunity outside of downtown Detroit; once you get outside…

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Google Steps Up for Flint

Google jumps in to help Flint, Michigan, awarding a quarter of a million dollars to fight the poisoned water crisis

The fund was created to help newborns to children up to 6 years old—this group…

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Melinda Emerson

Discover How To Run a Successful Online Business from Melinda Emerson

Tips on what it takes to run a successful online business, from the #SmallBizLady Twitter chat

Understand what goes into running a successful online business with Melinda Emerson, as she shares…

By Cristie Leondis

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Amber Rose

Amber Rose Goes 3D

Amber Rose becomes a 3D MUVA

Amber Rose teams up with Zoobe and is immortalized in digital app form.

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Met Gala Marks Official Marriage of Fashion and Tech

This year's Met gala showed high-society technology is even overtaking fashion

Printing technology and in particular 3D printing are opening new doors of creativity for fashion…

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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