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New York Tech Employment Outpaces Silicon Valley But Lags in Salaries Backpackers, Want to Try Google’s Trekker Device? Black Girls Code Competes to Win $50,000 in Microsoft Azure Developers Competition Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup 6 Strategies to Generate More Leads From Facebook 11 Ways to Get Your Passion Project Funded Online Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology ‘We Are the 15 Percent’ Site Generates Outpouring of Love #TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013 4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy 9 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone’s Battery Life How to Protect Your Technology This Summer Facebook Suffered Year-Long User Data Breach With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy 5 Social Media Habits That Will Get You Unfollowed Back to Basics: How to Embed Your Instagram Video Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space L.A. 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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Launch Social Network, Mandela.is 7 Best Tablet Apps for Shopaholics NBA to Televise Social Media Awards ODB and Eazy-E Holograms to Perform At Rock the Bells Festival This Fall 3 Tools to Maximize Your Social Media Impact Meet the Tech Titans at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network Quixey Hires Former Google and Spotify Executive Richard Gregory When Do You Check Your Email? 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New York Tech Employment Outpaces Silicon Valley But Lags in Salaries

NY tech workers trend more female and younger than in California

The average salary for the NY tech sector is $94k compared to $120k nationally and…

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Backpackers, Want to Try Google’s Trekker Device?

Web search giant is looking for adventurous types to try their new Street View tool

Google announced a new pilot program for Trekker, a backpack-meets-camera system designed to bring Street…

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Black Girls Code Competes to Win $50,000 in Microsoft Azure Developers Competition

Only TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color is one of top three finalists

Black Girls Code (BGC) is in the running to win a $50,000 grant from Microsoft’s…

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Why You Shouldn’t Learn to Code for Your Startup

Tech entrepreneur makes argument that you should ditch the coding lessons

A tech entrepreneur shares why he thinks startup founders shouldn’t learn to code.

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6 Strategies to Generate More Leads From Facebook

How to use the popular social platform to generate leads

Ways startups can leverage Facebook to generate leads.

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Over the past year, people have used crowdfunding sites to raise hundreds of millions of dollars, which proves the value of the technique as a funding source. Look for this trend to continue and increase in the coming year.

11 Ways to Get Your Passion Project Funded Online

Tips to scoring financial support on your crowdfunding project

Tips to garnering financial support on your crowdfunding project.

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

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‘We Are the 15 Percent’ Site Generates Outpouring of Love

“We Are The 15 Percent” website features mixed race families and couples

Alyson West and her husband Michael David Murphy, an interracial couple from Atlanta, Georgia, have…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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#TechLife: Dozens of Companies Showcase Gadgets and Apps At CE Week 2013

Techies gather to see the latest devices during CE Week Line Shows and Exhibits

Snapshot of the companies present at CE Week, the annual mid-year industry event which features…

By Janel Martinez

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4 Tips to Formulate a #Hashtag Strategy

How to build (or improve) your hashtag approach

Four tips to building a stronger hashtag strategy.

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9 Ways to Maximize Your Smartphone’s Battery Life

Increase time between charges by following these helpful battery-saving tips

Several ways to ensure your phone battery never dies.

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If only traveling was as simple as appearing poolside with a refreshing drink in hand. After scouring the web for irresistible flight deals, a worthwhile hotel package and fun activities, many travelers are exhausted and ready to hop on the next flight heading to their locale of choice. With countless resources at your fingertips (thanks to your mobile device), here are 10 apps that will enhance the adventures that await you.—Corvida Raven

How to Protect Your Technology This Summer

Tips to prevent your tech from burning out

Ways to protect your tech this summer.

By Janel Martinez

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Facebook Suffered Year-Long User Data Breach

Company's technicians fixed the problem 24 hours after it was discovered

Social networking company blamed information leak on a technical glitch in its archive of 1.1…

By Aaron Morrison

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With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy

In just days, Ashley and April Foxx raised over $6,000 through Kickstarter

Keisha Cane — and all her mischief — could soon be coming to a book…

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5 Social Media Habits That Will Get You Unfollowed

Beware: Your social habits could be pushing followers away

Five habits to avoid on your social media platforms.

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Back to Basics: How to Embed Your Instagram Video

Although it’s not super easy, here’s how to embed Instagram videos on your site

How to manually embed Instagram videos.

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Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands

Instagram’s 15-second video sharing feature rivals Twitter’s Vine app

If you’re looking to try your hand at creating an online video, here why Instagram’s…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

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L.A. School System to Give Every Student an iPad

Los Angeles will be the largest school district in the nation to provide each student with an iPad.

In L.A., students from kindergarten to 12th grade to receive an iPad for their textbooks

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Tech Terms Flood June Update of Oxford English Dictionary

“Tweet,” “live-blogging” and “e-reader,” among other tech terms added to OED

The Oxford English Dictionary announced it will officially recognize “tweet” in its latest update, defining…

By Janel Martinez

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Neat Offers Entrepreneurs On the Go New Mobile Features

Cloud-based digital filing platform launches updated mobile app with expense reporting features

Neat unveiled updates to its mobile app on Tuesday, which would allow users to tap…

By Janel Martinez

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Dreamworks and Netflix Announce Original Content Deal

First wave of new content will become available in December

If the current Netflix streaming offering is getting stale for you, fear not. The company…

By Aaron Morrison

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Month of the Man: How Black Men Can Leverage Tech Careers

Leaders weigh in on balancing your day job with side hustle and turning ideas into profits

Leaders including Eric Hamilton, co-founder of Around-the-Way app, and tech developer Muoyo Okome talk keys…

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Samsung is Giving Away 1 Million Copies of New Jay-Z LP

Samsung Galaxy users will get first dibs on "Magna Carta Holy Grail"

Has an artist ever gone platinum without anyone buying an album before?

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OCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp Kicks Off October 4th with over 80% of speakers women and people of color

FOCUS100 Symposium and Bootcamp Returns October 4th

The most diverse tech conference on the planet is back!

FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp kicks off October 4th with over 80 percent of speaker…

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Top 10 Video Game Titles of E3 2013

Electronic Entertainment Expo debuts hot new games

The best game titles revealed at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Fluencr Rewards Users for Promoting Brands

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp found a way for anyone to leverage their social celebrity

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp created Fluencr.com to provide a marketplace that allows anyone the…

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Google awards grants to boost innovation

Google Insists It’s Not Colluding With Government to Spy on Citizens

PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency since 2007

Google wants users to know that they are not providing unfettered access to the government

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Facebook Announces Hashtags

Popular social networking site launches searchable hashtags

Facebook announced that it will begin rolling out hashtags.

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How to Find the Right E-Commerce Platform

See why determining which e-commerce platform starts with the entrepreneur

Infographic analyzes the drawbacks and benefits of the major e-commerce platforms — and which one…

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12 Traditional Father’s Day Gifts Revamped with Tech Upgrades

Give dad a tech gift this holiday

Traditional gifts (with a tech twist) for dad this Father’s Day.

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5 Tips for Achieving Live Video Success

How to prepare your business for live stream

Several pointers to prepare yourself (and your business) for your first live event.

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Get Connected: Six Professional Organizations for Women in Tech

These groups offer support and networking for female innovators of color

Check out groups that can help female innovators of color network and advance in the…

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E3 2013: Sony Checkmates Microsoft At PS4 Press Conference

Japanese company appeals to hardcore gamers at E3 announcement

Hardcore gamers are pleased after Sony Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 press conference announcements.

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E3 2013: Microsoft Releases Xbox One Details, Hundreds of New Games Coming to Next-Gen Console

Gaming industry’s annual trade show kicked off with Microsoft’s big announcements

At its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event Monday, Microsoft gave greater insight into consumers’…

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s WWDC 2013 Reveal

Annual gathering of developers gifts software updates and new products

BlackEnterprise.com explores what Apple revealed at one of its largest WWDC events to date.

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11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now

Legitimate online businesses you can start immediately

The easiest online businesses to start right now.

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Black Men Winning: 4 Stellar Leaders in Tech Innovation

Part of the Month of the Man, we highlight male leaders of excellence

This month, for BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we highlight top male innovators in technology.

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Citizen Made is the ecommerce platform for brands that make custom products.

Tech Startup of the Week: Citizen Made Lets Manufacturers Customize Products for Less

Rachel Brooks helps independent retailers optimize their online presence for “tailor-made” services

With more companies opting to provide hand-made, small batch, and custom products, e-commerce platform Citizen…

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Get Your (Digital) Life with Two-Factor Authentication

How to protect your digital presence

If you’re ready to protect your online identity, check out these two-factor authentication how-tos.

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20 African Tech Startups to Watch

These startups are changing the continent through innovation

Startups changing the tech landscape.

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13 SEO Tools for Startups

Entrepreneurs help you pick the best search engine optimization tools for your business

Helpful search engine optimization tools for your business.

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5. Choose a social media strategy—and work it daily. Not being on Twitter and Facebook is no longer an option for serious entrepreneurs. A social media presence is no substitute for a real marketing strategy for your business. On the other hand, in 2011, no marketing strategy is complete without an on-purpose, faithfully executed social media strategy. You and your business don’t need a presence on every social media platform out there, but you need to have a 2011 plan for at least two or three of the five most important social media sites. It’s not enough to just set up profiles and accounts on these sites. You must make time each day—beginning January 3—to actively engage and pay attention to those in your networks. And if you have zero social media engagement, the time to start is now.

4 Ways Social Media Will Keep You Cool During the Summer Slowdown

Before summer hits, prepare with these savvy social media tactics

Four social ideas to keep your content cool and customers engaged.

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

7 Easy Steps to Optimize Your Business Blog Posts

How to enhance content on your blog

Seven easy steps to optimize old content on the fly.

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Preteens All Over Social Media Unsupervised

Tweens undeterred by dangers of cyberbullying, sexual predators

Nearly 90 percent of tweens think their social media sites are safe, despite well-documented dangers.

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White House Attempts to Support High-Tech Patents

Major steps announced to encourage innovation

The White House announced on Tuesday five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations for Congress…

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5 Social Media Networks to Watch

Take a look at these emerging social sites

Five social networks to watch.

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Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares’ newly-launched app delivers orders in under an hour

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares founded Urban Delivery, an on-demand delivery service app.

By Janel Martinez

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4 Ways to Build B2C Relationships Online

Tips on establishing business-to-consumer relationships

Four tactics to build relationships online with your customers.

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Whoa, Baby! 8 Gadgets for New Parents

Over-the-top devices for babies

Eight over-the-top baby gadgets that both parents and baby can enjoy…but at a price.

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"Criminal Minds" Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign And Commits To Matching Funds

Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Film Project

The goal is to raise $1.5 million of the film's $3 million budget through the site

“Criminal Minds” actor Shemar Moore is using Kickstarter to enlist financial support for his new…

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Rich Winley took advantage of relationships with mentors while participating in a technology accelerator.

Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product

The serial entrepreneur on developing an app

Black Enterprise talks with tech entrepreneur, Rich Winley to discuss his best practices for launching…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Man Who Threatened President Obama on Twitter Gets 6 Months

Donte Jamar Sims receives jail time after threatening to assassinate the president via Twitter

Donte Jamar Sims, 22, was sentenced to six months in prison after threatening to assassinate…

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No Chains helps customers find the best non-franchise restuarants that they never heard of. Founder Rich Winley got the idea while trying to find local food in Australia.

Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars

Accelerator graduate Rich Winley launches mobile food app

To help food lovers find local restaurants, tech entrepreneur Rich Winley launched ‘No Chains,’ a…

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Facebook Launches New Feature: Verified Pages

Social media juggernaut unveils verified pages and profiles

Social media giant Facebook launched verified pages and profiles on Wednesday. The latest feature, which…

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CNN and BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Channel for Millennials

“CNN BuzzFeed” to offer shareable news mashup videos to young adults

Social news site BuzzFeed announced its partnership with cable network heavyweight CNN on Tuesday. “CNN…

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Back to Basics: Your Guide to Creating a Top Secret Facebook Group

How to create a private group on Facebook

An easy-to-follow guide to creating a private Facebook Group.

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

5 Slip-Ups to Avoid When Creating Your Branded App

Avoid these mistakes when developing your application

Five mistakes businesses should avoid when developing their own branded app.

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Tech tools that will keep entrepreneurs on task

Apps that help entrepreneurs with productivity.

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5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Website Work for You

Several steps to follow so that your site brings you business

Effective ways to help your website work for you—and your customers.

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Charles Ramsey Featured in Online Video Game

Cleveland hero is the star of “Charles Ramsey Burger Bash”

Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who garnered national attention with his rescue of three young…

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media

Historically black colleges and universities use digital to appeal to prospective and returning students

See how these 10 HBCUs are effectively using technology and social media.

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Twitter: Brands Will Target What You’re Watching

Advertisers will send ads to people who are watching and tweeting about a specific show

New York Times reports that Twitter plans to capitalize on television show viewers by allowing…

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Serial tech entrepreneur, Tanisha Robinson, launched TicketFire to help digitize event passes (Image: Tanisha Robinson)

Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies

See how this serial tech entrepreneur balances it all

TicketFire founder Tanisha Robinson talks juggling more than two tech startups, rocking the tech world…

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Look Under the Hood: 3 Rules for Buying a Website

Here’s what you need to know before purchasing a site

What you need to know before purchasing a website.

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Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless

Serial tech entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson makes it easier to re-sell, share, or upgrade event passes

Ticketfire allows anyone with a paper ticket to scan it into a smartphone, where it…

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Teens Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

New study reveals teenagers are flocking to the popular micro-blogging platform

A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that American teens are engaging on other social…

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7 Tips for Getting the Right Followers on Pinterest

How to get high-quality followers on photo-sharing website

Tips to getting the right followers on photo-sharing website Pinterest.

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7 Must-Have Apps to Organize Your Meeting

These meeting organizational apps will save you time and aggravation

These organizational meeting apps can help you coordinate, schedule, host and run meetings from the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Xbox One

The latest game console from Microsoft debuted on Tuesday

All the specs on Microsoft’s Xbox One.

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Teens Create Bicycle-Powered Water Filtration System to Provide Safe Drinking Water

High schoolers led a team of inventors, bringing their high-powered device to the White House

Young innovators Kiona Elliot and Payton Karr presented the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program’s pedal-powered filtration system…

By Janel Martinez

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Yelp helps small businesses estimate online revenue

Bad Yelp Reviews in the Spotlight Again

A one-star drop in a Yelp rating can equal up to 9 percent decrease in revenue

Couple’s appearance on “Kitchen Nightmares” reignites debate on reviews’ impact on small businesses.

By Aaron Morrison

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

9 Social Marketing Metrics You Should Know

See which social metrics you should monitor

A panel of successful entrepreneurs share which numbers they’re monitoring on social media sites such…

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Does Yahoo’s Tumblr Buy Have the Makings of a Successful Acquisition?

With Yahoo's recent $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition, one writer details why the buy is a major fail

Internet giant Yahoo revealed on Monday that it has purchased popular blogging and social media…

By Janel Martinez

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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-based company plans launch of iPhone app, additional cities in 2013

With a successful launch in Austin, Localeur today announced plans to expand into Houston on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Launch Social Network, Mandela.is

Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah honor grandfather with new social hub

Mandela’s grandsons Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah discuss the inspiration behind Mandela.is, how the…

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From Black Friday door buster specials to pre- and after-Christmas sales, the start of the holiday shopping frenzy may soon engage your inner shopaholic—and leave you with a mound of debt by New Year’s. The average American is expected to spend a little more than $700 on holiday gifts and seasonal merchandise in 2011, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. Nationwide, sales are expected to reach $465.6 billion, putting retailers in the black.

If the shopaholic in you is ready to be unleashed, take steps to control your spending habits so you aren’t left in the red, with credit card debt and an empty savings account before the year is over. Here are some useful tips to control your inner shopaholic this holiday season. —Lynette Khalfani-Cox

7 Best Tablet Apps for Shopaholics

Mobile tools that’ll let you shop conveniently

Seven awesome retail apps that will help shoppers get the most out of their retail…

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NBA to Televise Social Media Awards

Second annual NBA Social Media Awards presented by SAP will highlight most-talked about moments in sports

NBA TV will televise the second annual NBA Social Media Awards. The awards will air…

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ODB and Eazy-E Holograms to Perform At Rock the Bells Festival This Fall

Late Wu-Tang Clan and N.W.A. rappers will be resurrected as holograms for annual hip-hop music festival

Holograms of Ol Dirty Bastard, widely known as ODB, and Eazy-E will take the stage…

By Janel Martinez

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

3 Tools to Maximize Your Social Media Impact

Make the most out of social media analytics with these tools

Tools you can utilize to make an impact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Never before has a group of black tech experts and financiers of such high caliber and influence been assembled for a comprehensive and engaging event as this year's Black Enterprise Entrepreneur's Conference in Columbus, Ohio. If you're a tech startup looking for an insider's view of the tech world, then you should be here. But if you can't catch the conversation on Twitter, follow the #BEEC hashtag. 

Here, BlackEnterprise.comtakes a look at 16 tech innovators preparing to educate and empower our registrants this week with business basics and hi-tech tools they'll  need to succeed in our nation's innovation economy.--Marcia Wade Talbert

Meet the Tech Titans at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Check out the tech speakers at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Quixey Hires Former Google, Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Quixey Hires Former Google and Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Most recently, Gregory was VP of Revenue at Spotify

Richard Gregory has been responsible for over one billion dollars in revenue over the course…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’

Report reveals employees read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past…

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

How to Get LinkedIn Endorsements That Really Matter

LinkedIn users are giving quick recommendations with the skill endorsement tool

Everything you need to know about LinkedIn endorsements.

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Why Your Social Media Strategy Isn’t Working—and How to Fix It

Five simple, easy-to-follow ways to fix your social media strategy

Five reasons your brand’s social media strategy isn’t working, and what you can do to…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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10 Essential Gadgets for Summer Travel

Here are some of the best gadgets to have this summer

Hot tech toys that will ensure you make the most of summertime.

By Janel Martinez

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10 Ways to Send Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Online

Resources to let you show mom how much she means to you

A list of resources to let you appreciate your mother in special and exceptional ways…

By Janel Martinez

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YouTube Launches Paid-Subscription Channels

Users can now pay to subscribe to channels

Google’s YouTube video site is changing the way it does business, unveiling a pilot program…

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How Brands Get Innovative on Vine

Twitter’s video-based content network allows brands to tap into their creative side

A list of several impressive and ground-breaking Vine campaigns.

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How #BlackTwitter Utilizes Popular Social Media Platform to Change Conversations About Race and Privilege

The Grio contributor explores the multiplicities of #BlackTwitter

The increase in the number of African-Americans using Twitter has sparked a social revolution of…

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NOOK Simple Touch, $79

For the Reading Mom: The NOOK touts having the longest battery life, offering 2 months worth of energy based on half an hour of daily use. The non-glare factor makes it easy to move from indoors to outdoors. The adjustable font and text size makes it simple for Mom to read whichever way is most comfortable for her. Ultra light is an understatement. The NOOK weighs in at less than 7.5 ounces. With access to over 2.5 million book titles and free newspapers, as well as the ability to borrow library e-books, she'll never run out of reading material.

10 Mobile Gadgets for Business

Gifts for those on the go

Being ultra-mobile gets easier each year as laptops and tablets get thinner and lighter yet…

By K. T. Bradford

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

12 Great Apps for Tech-Savvy Moms

Smartphone-toting moms share their favorite apps

With Mother’s Day around the corner, tech-savvy moms to give their picks on cost-efficient, mom-friendly,…

By Janel Martinez

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Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth and Job Creation

Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth, Job Creation

Group calls for a change in immigration policies to attract workers

Booker, shared his vision for how social media and technology policy can rejuvenate politics and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, of iROKO Partners, have launched SPARK, a $1 million venture that will invest in Nigeria's most talented tech entrepreneurs. (Image: iROKO Partners)

Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com: iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

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Will Lucas launched Classana to help lifelong learners accomplish their immediate and long term goals. (Image: Christian Bishop)

Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated

Classana co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Will Lucas is founder of Classana, an educational resource discovery engine.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Classana, a Prerequisite for Lifetime Learning

Founder Will Lucas makes education accessible to everyone by matching their goals with offline and online courses, books, events and organizations

Tech entrepreneur Will Lucas launched Classana after realizing that he could curate his own education…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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New Study Reveals the Secret to Gaining Twitter Followers

Georgia Tech study shows informational content is better than self-expressive statements

A Georgia Tech statistical study reveals that posting informational content trumps self expression.

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YouTube’s Latest Feature Maps Out Videos Trending Across U.S.

Video-sharing website unveils trends map

YouTube’s parent company, Google, unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that maps out today’s most…

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L’Oréal USA Women in Digital to Provide ‘Next Generation Awards’ to Female Entrepreneurs Disrupting Beauty Tech

Leading beauty company to award three woman-led startups for creating innovative technology

L’Oréal USA is looking for three female tech entrepreneurs revolutionizing the beauty industry through innovation.…

By Janel Martinez

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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4 Ways to Successfully Launch a Product on Facebook

How to launch your product on the popular social networking site

BlackEnterprise.com details how you can use Facebook to launch your product.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Perspectives Leadership Academy senior presented Thermofier at the 3rd annual White House Science Fair (Image: Source)

Young Father Inspired to Invent Pacifier with Built-In Thermometer

Chicago teen Anthony Halmon moved by daughter to create Thermofier

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) scholar Anthony Halmon about what it…

By Janel Martinez

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Techies Talk E-Commerce During #BETech Twitter Chat

Recap from BlackEnterprise.com’s latest technology conversation

Check out the highlights from the #BETech Twitter chat, “Behind the Screen: E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Share…

By Janel Martinez

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Practice  

Like with anything in life, practice makes perfect. If you want to deliver a successful pitch, you should practice it a minimum of 100 times before you even step foot in a public setting. Baer suggests recording yourself on video, and constantly refining and analyzing your pitch.  

Be sure to enunciate and speak slowly to hold the audience’s attention.

Placester Co-Founder Provides Dos and Don’ts for Pitching Investors

Frederick Townes of Placester provides pitching tips to seal the deal with investors

With Placester co-founder Frederick Townes speaking at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference, the savvy entrepreneur outlined…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, will be speaking at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, May 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive

Founder and #BEEC2013 speaker Frederick Townes raised a $2.5 million seed round, see how

Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, a marketing and website-building platform for real estate agents, nails…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Kangu.org enables citizen philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women in developing countries

Kangu.org Focuses on Crowdfunding Safe Births for Women in Developing Countries

New crowdfunding initiative gives the gift of life this Mother's Day

Kangu.org enables philanthropists to crowdfund safe birth environments and life-saving medical services for pregnant women…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Uber’s Taxi Service Returns to NYC

E-hail service is back in New York City

Taxi-hailing service Uber is returning to New York City.

By Janel Martinez

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Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls

Check out these all-girl coding programs

A list of coding education programs directed at women and girls of varying ages.

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13 Million Facebook Users Have Never Touched Their Privacy Settings

How Graph Search affects your privacy

Helpful tips on customizing your privacy settings.

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How to Get Google Now On iPhone and iPad

Tips to setting up the assistant app on iOS devices

With Google Now placing a virtual assistant at your fingertips, here’s a quick how-to guide…

By Janel Martinez

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses,

Move is expected to generate ad revenue and prepare the company for its IPO

As Twitter prepares for its IPO, the company recently announced it’s opening advertising to all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Chris Rock Causes Morning Mayhem on Social Media, Calls Jason Kidd Gay

The comedian garnered some laughs and scoffs with early morning tweet

The morning after NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay, receiving an incredible amount…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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How to Stay Connected to Your Customers Using CRM Software

CRM tools and tips brands should use

BlackEnterprise.com identifies four ways you can stay in touch with customers using CRM software.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Mark Zuckerberg Takes $1 Salary, Forgoes Bonuses

Taking a $1 salary has become a tradition among rich CEOs

Founder of Facebook goes without salary

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ola Ayeni, founder of Dining Dialog, helps restaurant owners build customer loyalty with his platform eateria.

Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty

Ola Ayeni's business helps restaurant and hospitality entrepreneurs manage social media marketing

Eateria is a digital loyalty platform for restaurateurs who want to measure, track, and validate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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YouCaring.Com Helps Users Crowdfund Healthcare Costs

Crowdfunding healthcare is a new trend

Crowdfunding hits healthcare

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site

The company's mission is to democratize the fundraising practice.

Barbara is one of the “Sharks” starring in the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,”…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

25 Most Engaged Brands on Twitter

Notebook of Love (@Notebook) tops the list, followed by Disney (@disneywords), and then ESPN (@ESPN)

Social media startup Nestivity announced the 25 most engaged brands on Twitter on Thursday.

By Janel Martinez

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Chicago Tech Academy junior Shaquiesha Davis chatting with actor-turned-techie LeVar Burton and Bill Nye the Science Guy during the 3rd annual White House Science Fair on Monday, April 22 (Image: White House)

Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

By Janel Martinez

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It may not be much of a surprise when names such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Secretary of State Hilda Solis or singing sensations Bruno Mars or Cassie are recognized as Hispanic, but you might be taken aback when you hear actresses Reagan Gomez-Preston (The Parent ‘Hood/One on One) or Gina Torres (I Think I Love My Wife) are added to that very list, along with singers like Maxwell and Kelis. As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month coverage, BlackEnterprise.com is highlighting 15 figures in business, politics, arts and entertainment who you may not know are Latino.---Janel Martinez

 

5 Vital Tech Questions to Ask Your Startup

Consider these hard-hitting tech questions

Five critical tech questions to ask your startup.

By Janel Martinez

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Voice-to-Text Apps Don’t Increase Driver Safety, Study Says

No distinguishable differences between manual texters and voice texters

According to a Texas A&M Transportation Institute study, voice-to-text apps, which assist many drivers sending…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

By Sasha King

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6 Coding Apps for Kids

Ways to get your child involved in the coding movement

Apps that will help kids get their code on.

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Get a head start. Waiting until the last minute to order your textbooks could result in high shipping fees and limited options. So always try to get a list of required textbooks and materials as early as possible. That way, before school starts you’ll not only have the chance to shop around, but also the time necessary to get books sent to you without paying extra “rush charges” for expedited shipping.

4 Ways Colleges Can Take Their Digital Presence to the Next Level

Tips colleges and universities can use to attract prospective students on social media, digital platforms

BlackEnterprise.com highlights the methods academic institutions should take to bring their social media presence from…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Amid Booming Sales, Netflix Says it Will Create Family Plan

Announcement comes as Netflix boasts $3 million first-quarter profit, success of original series

Netfix says over 10 million users use the service without paying.

By Darren Sands

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3 Easy-to-Use Platforms to Start Your Website

How to pick the right platform for your website

Whether you want a basic blog or a full-blown website, here are your options.

By Janel Martinez

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Jason Derulo Takes to Vine to Promote New Single

Recording artist uses video-sharing app to garner engagement around “The Other Side”

Early adopter to video-sharing app Vine, Jason Derulo is using the 2-month old social networking…

By Janel Martinez

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6 Apps to Upgrade Your Networking Skills

Use these tools to give you competitive edge in your industry

These tech tools will give you the edge you need to stay organized, keep in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding

Morehouse College alums create crowdfunding platform for African-American entrepreneurs

A group of Morehouse College alums wanted to help other entrepreneurs on their quest for…

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Girl Scouts Chapter to Introduce Patch for Video Game Development

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International partner to create new skill patch

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with Women in Games International to…

By Janel Martinez

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Jada Pinkett Smith invests in Anti-Human Trafficking Startup

Jada Pinkett Smith Invests in Anti-Human Trafficking Startup

"bSafe is a wonderful app that everyone should have.” - Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith discovered the bSafe app after her daughter Willow started using it.

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Facebook Upgrades Its Logo

Have you seen the tech powerhouse’s new main logo?

Facebook has unveiled a new logo. The social media giant nixed the soft blue line…

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Raygrid Calderon’s DreemKaCHer App Helps You Network From the Palm of Your Hand Smartphone

Young entrepreneur is helping others network their business to and through their smartphone

Having an idea for a more visually-creative resume, Raygrid Calderon emerges with an app that…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Do you have any career advancement or job seeking issues you'd like addressed? E-mail questions to careerquestions@blackenterprise.com. Aisha Taylor (@realTAYLORmade) is co-owner and chief consultant at TAYLORmade Professional Career Consulting, a Web-based, full-service career consulting company committed to “equipping, preparing, and empowering today’s professional” globally. Check out her weekly insights on job-seeking and interviewing success every Friday on BlackEnterprise.com.

5 Strategies to Grow Your Email List

Tried-and-true tactics to develop your list

If you want to grow your email list, follow these tried-and-true tactics to grow your…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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BEYOND THE MUSIC  

“Music is the best way to sell other stuff,” says Ken Hertz, principal of Membrain. Despite many disruptions in the music industry, album sales rose to 330.6 million in 2011, a 1.3% increase over 2010. That’s not the only thing that’s rising. 

The future of digital media will see new streams of revenue and business models for artists beyond selling music, especially where social networks are concerned. This can come in the form of venture investments, sponsored tweets, increased concert and merchandising sales, and even landing a gig as the creative director of a leading company.

Will Twitter’s Music App Enhance Your Listening Experience?

Microblogging platform launches Twitter #music

Reports reveal that Twitter is gearing up to launch a music app on Friday. Citing…

By Janel Martinez

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10 Awesome Apps for Grad Students

Check out these student-friendly applications

List of the best apps for graduate students.

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Window shop ahead of time

Once you’ve made your list of must-have items, find out which retailers carry them in the sizes you will need. Don’t wait until the day of to start your search for the perfect gift. One of the perks of shopping online is that you can window show 24/7 so get to browsing so you don’t waste time later searching a site with great sales for everything but what you’re looking for.

Are You Guilty of Showrooming?

57% of showroomers test products, then order on Amazon

While many shoppers are saving, retailers are getting hit hard by the rise in showrooming.…

By Janel Martinez

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7 Smart Ways to Be More Productive Online

Spend time wisely while you're on the Web

Oftentimes, reports focus on how workers are unproductive while at work, loafing around the Internet.…

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Be ready for business! 

When publicity strikes, you may get a surge in foot traffic or web traffic. If you have a brick and mortar business, get ready by bringing on extra temporary staff, and ordering extra product. Get your web site ready by creating landing pages and email captures so you can keep in touch with all of your new customers even after they've come and gone. Offer a coupon for new e-mail list subscribers, then send over your newsletter and let them know what's new with your business each month.

6 Ways to Use Foursquare to Market Your Business

How your brand can use the location-based check-ins app

BlackEnterprise.com provides tips to marketing your business on the location-based check-ins application Foursquare.

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Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Tech giant launches Person Finder to assist in locating victims of Boston marathon

Google launches Person Finder to assist in Boston marathon explosions on Monday.

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It’s only Wednesday, but already it is a full and eventful week in tech.  In this fast-paced industry, it’s out with the old (news about Facebook’s IPO) and in with the new—more news and speculation surrounding the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company. With talks of Facebook setting up shop to create a smartphone and Google Glass resurfacing with new developments, here’s a look at top tech moments so far this week.--Janel Martinez

5 Million American Households Tune Out Traditional TV

Growing number of people turning to Internet, cellphones to watch shows

With pricey cable and satellite TV services and an increase in “second screen” viewing, a…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Will You Add a Smartwatch to Your Tech Wishlist?

The year of the smartwatch is upon us

Reports have surfaced that Microsoft is joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the development of…

By Janel Martinez

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

How to Use LinkedIn’s New Facebook-Like Mentions Feature

Platform begins rolling out tagging feature

How to use LinkedIn’s new mentions feature.

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Jon Gosier, co-founded MetaLayer, a data management platform, in 2011.

Tech Startup of the Week: MetaLayer Takes Big Data and Makes Sense of It

Big data benefits non-profits, not just techies and big businesses

Big data company MetaLayer created a powerful platform that is simple to use.

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Top 5 Email Productivity Boosters

Services that will cut down time spent on emails

Five services to make your email experience smoother and make your day more productive.

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Women of Power

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Venus Williams

Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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