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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

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[STUDY] Twitter Used More Than Facebook by Top Global CEOs

None of the top 50 CEOs had searchable Facebook accounts compared to 10% who had a presence on Twitter

In a study conducted by PR firm Weber Shandwick of the top 50 companies found…

By Joel Lyons

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FBI: Hacker Took Over Plane, Made It Fly Sideways

According to a warrant, Chris Roberts used an in-flight entertainment system to access the main computer

The FBI says a computer expert briefly hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment and caused…

By Joel Lyons

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On-Demand Apps on Track to Break Investment Records

The industry is quickly approaching $4 billion in the first half of 2015

According to CNET, a report from data analyst firm CB Insights found venture funding for…

By Joel Lyons

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Survey Reveals Parents’ Thoughts About Tech in Children’s Schools

Most parents favored use of tech in school, with many believing it was key to closing gap between rich and poor

Much discussion has been had about the use of technology in children’s education, but a…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Female Tech Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic Despite Discrimination

Women in Silicon Valley encouraged more to enter the field

The lack of women in Silicon Valley is not news, but their views on being…

By Joel Lyons

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Google Employees Spend 20% of Work Time on Diversity Efforts

Employees in the Diversity Core program spend one-fifth of their time making the company more friendly to women and minorities

How much of your day does your job let you focus on diversity initiatives? If…

By Joel Lyons

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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

By Joel Lyons

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Pay TV Cord-Cutting Accelerated in Early 2015

More customers are dropping cable and satellite in favor of no streaming or no pay TV services

A new report says that more people cut off their cable or satellite dish service…

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[REPORT] Cybercrime to Cost Business $2 Trillion in 2019

Sophisticated hackers are launching attacks that can cost businesses $150 million to fix

Nearly 1/5 small businesses is already at risk for being hit by cybercrime and even…

By Joel Lyons

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Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

The carrier and Internet giant will swap advertising expertise and reach in the mobile market

Verizon Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to a deal to buy AOL…

By Joel Lyons

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$9 Computer Surpasses Kickstarter Campaign Goal

C.H.I.P. is a motherboard that connects to peripherals and is a low-cost option for your computing needs

The makers of a $9 computer have already surpassed the goal of raising $50,000, pulling…

By Joel Lyons

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Activist Urges Use of Live Video Streaming Apps in Social Justice Movements

Apps such as Meerkat and Periscope take at-home viewers to the center of protests

One of social media’s latest technological advances should actively be used for social justice causes,…

By Joel Lyons

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Facebook Testing Mobile In-App Search Engine

The feature has been tested on 1 trillion posts and bypasses Google search results

TechCrunch reports that Facebook has begun rolling out an in-app “Add A Link” button and…

By Joel Lyons

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‘Smart Cards’ Consolidate Bank, Loyalty Accounts Onto One Device

Stratos and Coin seek to lighten wallets with all-in-one cards

Smart cards consolidate bank, loyalty and gift cards onto one device.

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Facebook Claims It’s Not an ‘Echo Chamber’

The social media site claims users get differing opinions in their News Feeds

Facebook is at the center of two newly released studies about the access to differing…

By Joel Lyons

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New Book Tells Stories of Black Pioneers in Space Program

'We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program' talks being black in NASA during its early days

A newly released book profiles 10 African American space workers who were pioneers in their…

By Joel Lyons

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Social Mentions

[REPORT] 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Use Social Media

Many of the 53% that do plan to devote more time and dollars to their accounts

Nearly 1/2 of small businesses don’t actively use social media to promote their business. 25%…

By Joel Lyons

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Self-Driving Semi Approved for Nevada Highways

Daimler's Freightliner Inspiration Truck still needs a driver to navigate off ramps and local roads

According to Engadget, Daimler’s Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been approved for road travel in Nevada.

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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