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Getting Started with Facebook Live

It's time to get to know Facebook Live if you are trying to build your personal brand or business

According to data collected from Facebook, people comment ten times more on Facebook Live videos…

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5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

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We’re Sick to Our Stomachs Over Food Delivery Apps

VCs are full from funding food delivery apps

Who doesn’t love the ease of ordering takeout with a few taps after a hard…

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You Can Now Make Your Toyota Lease Payments by Driving for Uber

The new offering from Toyota and Uber is an innovative, new way to use income derived from the sharing economy

As ride-sharing services continue to disrupt the transportation industry, automakers have been left with little…

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Five Useful Apps for Veterans This Memorial Day

These apps for veterans offer assistance for PTSD, benefits information, networking and more

Make the veterans in your life aware of these useful apps, created specifically for them.

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Check Out the World’s First 3D-Printed Office Building

It's a fully-functional office building made from a printer

Dubai is expected to have 25% of its buildings printed by 2030.

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Have a Great Idea for a Tech Hardware Product? This Accelerator Program Wants to Give You $75,000

A Los Angles-based accelerator wants to help founders and entrepreneurs of color realize their tech hardware dream company.

“There is a big gap in the market for any type of hardware activity in…

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Dr. Thomas Mensah (Image: howafrica.com)

Mississippi Could be the Next Silicon Valley

Could a state in the Deep South become the next Silicon Valley?

“… the state is ideal for creating innovation centers for drone manufacturing and also for…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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T-Shirt Business

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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