September 19, 2014 6:19 PM • Log InREGISTER
HOT TOPICS:
Love & Tech: State of Love Report Reveals Social Media Users’ Thoughts on Valentine’s Day 10 Apps to Boost Customer Loyalty Love & Tech: Just You and the Web This V-Day How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip Love & Tech: Heal Your Heartbreak (on Social Media) with KillSwitch Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn Leads All-Star to Tech Star: Why Black Athletes Need to Get in the Startup Game Love & Tech: Social Turkers Keeps the Conversation Flowing 3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address Dr. Dre Sues Yamaha for Infringing Beats by Dre Headphone Design Facebook Sued for Allegedly Stealing ‘Like’ Button President Obama to Host Second Google Hangout Tablets Better Than Books When It Comes to Older Eyes Social Media Networks Are Not Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Platform for Your Brand Tech Startup of the Week: Kahnoodle, An App to Keep Love Alive Freshwire’s Shawn Amos On Social Media’s Role in Creating Grammy Buzz Are We Tiring of Apple? Black Founders’ HBCU Hackathon Tour Exposes Students to the Art of Hacking Facebook Refuses to Remove Racist “Black Baby as Chimp” Post The Historic Rise of the Blerd NewME Accelerator Announces Pop-Up Tour Schedule New Mailbox App for iPhone Helps You Better Manage Your Gmail Inbox Privacy Policy: Is Gmail Reading Your Emails? Swizz Beatz Announces Co-Ownership Of A “Monster” Headphone Company Facebook Fatigue: Most Americans Take a Break From the Site Study Finds Google Search Ads Are Racially Biased 4 Lessons From Successful Social Media Ninjas Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook All Hail Queen Bey! Beyonce Announces ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour On YouTube By the Numbers: Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Show A Social Media Success The Starter League to Train Chicago Teachers on Web Development Curriculum White House Tech Inclusion Summit Unveils Private-Sector Initiatives to Bridge Gap in STEM Tea Party Republicans Leave Facebook, Launch Own Community ‘Boondocks’ Creator Launches Kickstarter Campaign Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Social Media Impact on Super Bowl Advertisements ‘If You Are What You Say You Are’…4 Useful Verification Tools Online Viewers Choice: 5 Super Bowl Moments You Helped Create Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging Mark Zuckerberg Ends Facebook Phone Rumors IncubateNYC: Entrepreneurs Teaching Entrepreneurs Stereo Bluetooth for Business and Pleasure: Plantronics BackBeat Go and Able Planet High Fidelity BT400B BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App Back to Basics: All You Need to Know About Facebook Lists Apple Unveils 128GB iPad 4 Socialcam Founder Michael Seibel On Giving (Video) Power to the People Want Free Theater Seating? Just Request ‘Tweet Seats’ 5 Tips to Improve Engagement With Video-Sharing App Vine 5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz Petitioners Demand that Unlocking Cellphones Remain Legal Offering Wifi at Your Small Business May be Illegal Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on User Reviews Giving Power to the People Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts Google Possibly Experimenting with National Wireless Network Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry Annual Survey Ranks Technology As the World’s Most-Trusted Industry Got the Flu? There’s an App For That Black Hackers Involved in National Day of Civic Hacking Top Compact Entry-Level Luxury Cars Heat Up Auto Industry Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious 4 Social Media Strategies From Martin Luther King Jr. Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Facebook Graph Search Is NastyClient.com Business Owners’ Answer to Yelp and Angie’s List? What is Facebook’s New “Graph Search?” Instagram Is Still Hot, Reports 90 Million Monthly Active Users 10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013 Companies Join Forces to Help Small Businesses go Digital Engineer Asmau Ahmed Launches App That Matches Beauty Products To Your Skin Tone Foursquare & Presidential Inaugural Committee to Release Community Service Badge Black Enterprise Presents: The International CES 2013 Best in Show Awards Luggage Tracker Trakdot Ensures Travelers Never Lose Their Suitcase Again 6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Traffic Watch Out! New Jersey Walmart Sells Customer Fake iPad TaskRabbit Adds Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot to COO Position Tech Platform Qubeey Announces Partnership with Director Bill Duke iPhone 5 Demand Falling Sharply, Samsung Galaxy Sales Jump Fingerprint-Recognition Cellphones in the Works iPhone 5 Now Available Without a Contract 6 Weirdest Gadgets at CES 2013 You Can Message Mark Zuckerberg For $100 What Foursquare’s New Privacy Policy Means for Small Businesses Monster Makes Celeb-Fueled Announcements at CES 2013 One More Chance: RIM’s BlackBerry 10 to Debut in January With Smart Distribution Strategy 4 Ways to Get More Comments and ‘Likes’ On Facebook Tech Brands Deliver Compact Devices, New Lineups & Glance At Bright Future During CES 2013 Shaq Returns With ShaqDown On Smartphones How Small Business Owners Can Work from Anywhere Mobile Moms: 93% of Mothers Spent More Time Shopping on Cellphones in 2012 #BlacksinTech: Faces of CES 2013 4 Must-Have Social Media Management Tools Facebook’s Latest Update Will Allow Users to Place Calls to Friends Google Gifts Chelsea Neighborhood With Free Wi-Fi Apple Hits 40 Billion App Downloads, Almost Half in 2012 Wait for It: 5 Game-Changing Devices to Expect in 2013 CES 2013: 4 Tech Trends to Watch Simple Steps to Reevaluate your Business Strategy Venus & Serena Star in New iPhone 5 Commercial Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Smart TVs at CES Follow Black Enterprise for the Latest 2013 International CES News How Brands Can Capitalize on Social Media Trends for 2013 Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Vaughan Taylor Merges Music and Tech with Air Playd Study Shows Twitter Growth for World Leaders 3 Tech Practices to Abide By in 2013 5 Ways Social Media Will Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Alive Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on How Brands Can Stay Afloat in 2013 E-Books’ Popularity Grew Dramatically This Past Year List of Top Viewed Wikipedia Articles of 2012 Released Survey Shows More Americans Are Reading on Tablets Libraries Adapt to Changing Times Recent Cloud Outages Reinforce the Need for Small Business Backups MTA Releases An App to Track Trains 230 Best iPad Apps of 2012 Review Roundup: HTC Droid DNA vs. LG Nexus 4 Netflix Plans to Make Your Video Rental History Public Verone Mankou Tailors Affordable Smartphone and Tablet to African Market Flickr Announces 3 Months of Commitment Free Flickr Pro Digital Sisterhood Network Announces 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year New Cars Will Be Equipped with ‘Black Boxes’ Author Kaneisha Grayson is Her ‘Own Boyfriend’ — and Fundraiser, Too Online Holiday Sales Soar to $39 Billion Facebook Creates Disappearing Posts Kickstarter Helps Revive Cheated Blues Singer’s Career 10 Products That Have Virtually Expired in 2012 Freshwire’s Shawn Amos On Instagram’s Historic Year Dropbox Adds 2 Million New Users Kayak Reveals the Best and Worst Times to Travel Spin Becomes Next Glossy to Halt Print Edition, Beefs Up Online Presence Cory Booker Announces He’s Exploring 2014 Senate Bid in YouTube Video Tumblr Rolls Out Ipad App Top Celebrity Tech Deals of 2012 Airport Body Scanners Undergo Another Investigation Amid Radiation Allegations Gamer Fit Nation’s Antwand Pearman Calls for Gaming Cease-Fire Instagram Alternatives: 5 Free Photo-Sharing Apps to Consider Evernote Food Serves Up New Recipe Features, Releases iPad Version Microsoft Woos Small Businesses with Office 365 Trial Offer 84% of Kickstarter’s Top Projects Missed Their Deadline What Brands Can Learn About Social Media Strategy in the Face of Public Crisis Instagram Responds to Concerns About New Privacy Terms…Sort of Staples and LinkedIn Create Small Business Community on Platform 5 Biggest Social Media Fails of 2012 3 Tools Revolutionizing Gift-Giving on the Web Twitter and Nielsen Team Up to Publish ‘Social TV’ Ratings How Business Owners Use Web Analytics to Cater to Customers Rapper Wale Inks Deal With Skullcandy IBM Predicts Computers Will See, Smell, Hear, Touch and Taste By 2018 Facebook Planning to Make Sexting Easier? Will the Next Generation iPad Mini Have Better Screen Resolution?

Technology

Love & Tech: State of Love Report Reveals Social Media Users’ Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Top most romantic states include California, Texas and Hawaii

State of Love Report, which examined 2.1 million conversation threads regarding thoughts on Valentine’s Day…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
GirlCityPhoneSocialMedia620480

10 Apps to Boost Customer Loyalty

Reward your customers electronically

Ten of the most popular apps that boost customer loyalty.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: ,
young-lady-on-computer_620x480

Love & Tech: Just You and the Web This V-Day

4 ways to spend Valentine’s Day alone online

Four ways to spend Valentine’s Day alone (sort of) on the web.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip

How Poland Spring Failed to Capitalize on Marco Rubio’s Sip

Lesson's on the need for a pro-active social strategy

Marco Rubio took a sip from a mini bottle and created a social media opportunity…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: ,
Broken-Heart-620x480

Love & Tech: Heal Your Heartbreak (on Social Media) with KillSwitch

Your Facebook timeline will be forever free of any reminders of your ex

A soon-to-be released mobile app, KillSwitch, allows Facebook users to eliminate their exes.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
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:

Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn Leads

Ways to generate leads on the professional network

To digitally network and generate leads on LinkedIn, BlackEnterprise.com detailed what you need to do…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

All-Star to Tech Star: Why Black Athletes Need to Get in the Startup Game

Athletes-turned-startup founders call for a transition from the stadium to the Valley

Startup founders, Ryan Nece and Garrett Johnson, make a case for African-American athletes and their…

By Garrett Johnson

Posted: Tags:
Is it okay to use a coupon on a first date? (Image: Thinkstock)

Love & Tech: Social Turkers Keeps the Conversation Flowing

The app helps daters generate conversation

New app Social Turkers helps daters generate conversation.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
President-Obama-SU-620x480

3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address

The State of the Union goes interactive, let your voice be heard

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 3 ways you can make your State of the Union much more interactive.…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
dr-dre-beats-by-dre-suing-yamaha-black-enterprise

Dr. Dre Sues Yamaha for Infringing Beats by Dre Headphone Design

Legendary hip-hop producer taking Yamaha to court for what he calls a "rip-off"

Superstar producer Dr. Dre is taking the Yamaha Corporation of America to court over headphone…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , ,
be_news_wht

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Stealing ‘Like’ Button

Lawsuit says Facebook knew the 'Like' button was patented

Allegations of stealing others’ work has reared it’s ugly head again at the world’s most…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: Official White House Photo)

President Obama to Host Second Google Hangout

The president to hold a Fireside Hangout on Thursday

Two days after delivering the State of the Union address to Congress, the president will…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Tablets Better Than Books When It Comes to Older Eyes

Study shows reading on tablets is easier for those 60-77

A study released last week revealed that reading on tablets is easier for older eyes.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
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…

Social Media Networks Are Not Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Platform for Your Brand

How to choose the best social network

BlackEnterprise.com outlines how to choose the best social networking platform for your brand.

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags: ,
Zuhairah Scott Washington founded Kahnoodle, an iPhone/iPod app to help couples have fun while working on their relationship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Kahnoodle, An App to Keep Love Alive

Zuhairah Scott Washington employs gamification to teach couples how to make each other happy

Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week is Kahnoodle, an iPhone/iPod app that uses gamification…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos On Social Media’s Role in Creating Grammy Buzz

The chief executive outlines the social impact on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards

CEO of Freshwire Shawn Amos discusse how the Grammy Awards embrace of social and digital…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Siri functunality

Are We Tiring of Apple?

According to Wall Street, possibly

Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?

By Ashley R. Harris

Posted: Tags: ,
Black Founders HBCUHacks tour kicked off in Atlanta Feb. 8-9 (Image: Terrance Gaines)

Black Founders’ HBCU Hackathon Tour Exposes Students to the Art of Hacking

Organization hosts first-ever hackathon for HBCU community in Atlanta

The first HBCUHacks event took place in Atlanta at Hypepotamus, an entrepreneurial startup and collaboration…

By Terrance Gaines

Posted: Tags: ,
be_news_wht(1)

Facebook Refuses to Remove Racist “Black Baby as Chimp” Post

Facebook said the photo doesn't violate their policies

Users petition Facebook to remove a racist photo

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
black scientist-300x232

The Historic Rise of the Blerd

From Crispus Attucks to Ellen Craft, there’s a rich history of Black nerds

Taking a closer look at the blerd through history.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Create a Platform for your Business

The Internet is run primarily by four platforms: Amazon, iTunes, Google, and Facebook.  The valuable lesson that I’ve learned about this is that owning a platform is critical in developing a sustainable business strategy.  What is a platform? According to Phil Simon (author of The Age of Platform), a platform is defined as “an extremely valuable and powerful ecosystem that […] scales, morphs, and incorporates new features, users, customers, vendors, and partners.”   A platform gives entrepreneurs a greater opportunity to scale their business for sustainable growth. For example the NewMe Accelerator (Angela Benton and Wayne Sutton), TechStars (Brad Feld and David Cohen) and The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) are great examples of platforms that were developed by entrepreneurs.

NewME Accelerator Announces Pop-Up Tour Schedule

Starting in our nation’s capital, the pop-up tour will hit 8 cities

Kicking off in Washington, DC, NewME Accelerator announced its eight-city tour on Wednesday.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: , ,
(Image: Mailbox)

New Mailbox App for iPhone Helps You Better Manage Your Gmail Inbox

Free app helps keep your messages in order

Mailbox, a free iPhone app, is designed to fix email clutter by organizing your Gmail.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
be_news_blk

Privacy Policy: Is Gmail Reading Your Emails?

Microsoft claims Google is snooping in your email

Microsoft is making waves with their website Scroogled.com. The website focuses on dissuading Gmail users…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
2-monster-swizz-beats

Swizz Beatz Announces Co-Ownership Of A “Monster” Headphone Company

Swizz Beatz adds his vision to Monster

A week after his wife Alicia Keys joined BlackBerry, Swizz Beats announced his own “Monster”…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
(Image: File)

Facebook Fatigue: Most Americans Take a Break From the Site

Survey finds 61% of Facebook users have taken a break from the service

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project revealed that…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
be_news_blue

Study Finds Google Search Ads Are Racially Biased

Harvard University researchers make disturbing discovery

Study reveals that personalized ads posted next to search results for African-American names were more…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Thinkstock)

4 Lessons From Successful Social Media Ninjas

Tips to tackling social media like a pro

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to several social media savvy folks to get their take on the precision…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
woman-on-computer-phone-300x232

Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook

Recent Match.com survey shows women engage in pre-date research--and Facebook is their source of choice

Match.com, which asked over 5,000 single and married people about their dating habits, revealed 48%…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: Tumblr)

All Hail Queen Bey! Beyonce Announces ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour On YouTube

The “Crazy in Love” songstress serves up the royal treatment in video teaser

Beyonce released a video teaser for her tour titled “The Mrs. Carter Show” on YouTube.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , ,
(Image: File)

By the Numbers: Beyonce’s Super Bowl Halftime Show A Social Media Success

“The Queen of Pop” blazed the stage and the social networking scene with her electric performance

A by-the-numbers social media breakdown of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: , ,
In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

The Starter League to Train Chicago Teachers on Web Development Curriculum

Chicago-based startup partners with Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago

The Starter League (formerly Code Academy), a Chicago-based beginner-focused software school that teaches people how…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Fill it out NO matter what 	Never second-guess your decision to fill out the FAFSA. Regardless of your family’s income, filing out the document qualifies you to receive various forms of financial assistance. According to a Minnesota Office of Higher Education report, in 2007-2008, of the 8.4 million students who did not file a FAFSA, an estimated 2.3 million students were estimated to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)—the amount of money one’s family is expected to pay toward his/her college education per year—that would have made them eligible for a federal Pell Grant, with 1.1 million potentially qualifying for a full Pell Grant.

White House Tech Inclusion Summit Unveils Private-Sector Initiatives to Bridge Gap in STEM

Follow up to the Tech Inclusion Roundtable sets foundation for change

The White House Tech Inclusion Summit, which took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
be_news_wht(1)

Tea Party Republicans Leave Facebook, Launch Own Community

Members of new site say they were "bullied by liberals" on Facebook

Tea Party Repubs defect to a new conservative alternative to Facebook

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , , ,
be_news_blue

‘Boondocks’ Creator Launches Kickstarter Campaign

McGruder's 'Uncle Ruckus' movie would be an R-rated comedy

Aaron McGruder hopes to bring the “Boondocks” to a theater near you

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Social Media Impact on Super Bowl Advertisements

The chief executive delves into crowdsourced content

CEO of Freshwire Shawn Amos talks about the rise in crowdsourcing content and what viewers…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: ,
guy-on-computer-6-16-2011-300X232

‘If You Are What You Say You Are’…4 Useful Verification Tools Online

Use these tools to prevent from getting Manti Te’o-d in business

Take precaution by using these reliable business/identification verification tools online.

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
Audi's interactive campaign allowed users to pick the ending of the ad (Image: Audi)

Viewers Choice: 5 Super Bowl Moments You Helped Create

Social media users help brands pick Super Bowl spots

Here, BlackEnterprise.com take a look at how several well-known brands are building interactive social campaigns…

By Winston Ford

Posted: Tags: , ,
Stipple_small

Tech Startup of the Week: Stipple Brings Photos to Life Through Tagging

Rey Flemings found a way to see past the limitations of computer vision

Image-based advertising and e-commerce company Stipple is Black Enterprise’s Tech Startup of the Week.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , , ,
be_news_blue

Mark Zuckerberg Ends Facebook Phone Rumors

While the social network continues to grow with mobile, there’s no sign of a smartphone in its future

On the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday Mark Zuckerberg ended all the speculation by dismissing…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Incubate NYC founders Marcus Mayo and Brian L. Shields. (Image courtesy of Incubate NYC)

IncubateNYC: Entrepreneurs Teaching Entrepreneurs

Former Wall Streeters follow passion and create a startup incubator

BlackEnterprise.com speak with IncubateNYC founders Brian Shields and Marcus Mayo on quitting their jobs on…

By Demetria Irwin

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
BackBeat Go incorporates Bluetooth wireless circuitry, a microphone and a small battery (Image: Plantronics)

Stereo Bluetooth for Business and Pleasure: Plantronics BackBeat Go and Able Planet High Fidelity BT400B

Two stereo Bluetooth headset options that offer road warriors high-fidelity sound and style

For executives on the go, see whether the Plantronics BackBeat Go or Able Planet High…

By Robert S. Anthony

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: BlackBerry)

BlackBerry Unveils Revamped OS, New Devices and First-Ever Global Creative Director Alicia Keys

The company puts emphasis on integration and productivity with new operating system and hardware

BlackEnterprise.com breaks down BlackBerry’s big announcement, emphasizing integration and productivity with the new operating system…

By Terrance Gaines

Posted: Tags:
Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: ,
(Image: File)

Back to Basics: All You Need to Know About Facebook Lists

Explore the options you have with the social networking site's Lists function

(Image: File)
In an effort to manage privacy, Facebook’s Lists functionality was born.  Since the…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Most Dynamic Mobile App:


PayAnywhere


No cash, no problem. Whether you're a street vendor hawking your wares in the middle of the urban jungle or the only friend with cash after a lunch date and you need to split a check, the free PayAnywhere device and app will let you turn your smartphone into a cash register. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can link to a cash drawer and an AirPrint-enabled or Star thermal printer to transform PayAnywhere into a POS-lite interface. PayAnywhere adheres to the strictest standards of PCI compliance ensuring your customer’s data remains safe and secure. For the convenience, you'll only pay 2.69% per swiped transaction or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction.

Apple Unveils 128GB iPad 4

The revamped iPad 4 will cost consumers a pretty penny

Apple announced on Tuesday it’s launching a 128GB iPad. The new device is virtually identical…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Source)

Socialcam Founder Michael Seibel On Giving (Video) Power to the People

Former CEO of Justin.tv gives us the latest post-acquisition

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Socialcam CEO and co-founder Michael Seibel to talk about the nearly…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
Electronics  


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.

Want Free Theater Seating? Just Request ‘Tweet Seats’

For some theaters, tweeting during the show gives attendees free seats

Providence Performing Arts Center, Connecticut’s Norma Terris Theater, Raleigh’s Carolina Ballet, the Indianapolis Symphony, the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Thinkstock)

5 Tips to Improve Engagement With Video-Sharing App Vine

With the recent release of the Twitter-owned service, see how your brand can create engaging content

Five ways you can use Vine to increase online engagement.

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
Queens rapper Nas meets with tech heavyweights Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz this weekend (Image: File)

5 Tech Inventions We’d Like To See From Nas, Mark Zuckerberg and Ben Horowitz

Some are calling the recent dinner-date a “Meeting of the Dons”

BlackEnterprise.com explores 5 tech inventions that could’ve come from this weekend’s “meeting of the dons”…

By Winston Ford

Posted: Tags: , , ,
be_news_blue

Petitioners Demand that Unlocking Cellphones Remain Legal

Unlocking your cellphone is now illegal

A new petition opposes the Library of Congress’ recent decision making unlocking cellphones illegal

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
Offering Wifi At Your Small Business Maybe Illegal

Offering Wifi at Your Small Business May be Illegal

Offering free Wifi at your small business may cost you

You may be breaking the law by offering your customers and employees free Wifi

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on User Reviews Giving Power to the People

The chief executive explores consumers growing trust in user reviews

Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses the influence of online reviews.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: ,
keith-clinkscales-theshadowleague-black-enterprise

Keith Clinkscales Launches Sports Website TheShadowLeague.com

Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race

Have you checked out the site?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

Posted: Tags: , , ,
small-business-RFA-site

SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.

RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: , ,
Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Possibly Experimenting with National Wireless Network

The tech company has filed an application with the FCC for wireless spectrum

Google has reportedly applied for an experimental license from the Federal Communications Commission that would…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Vine)

Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine

After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app

Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
OnceLogix Founders

Tech Startup of the Week: OnceLogix Provides Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Entrepreneurial trio provides healthcare solutions...the tech way

BlackEnterprise.com’s Tech Startup of the Week highlights different tech entrepreneurs and the innovative companies they’ve…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , ,
identity-theft-300x232.jpg

Annual Survey Ranks Technology As the World’s Most-Trusted Industry

Edelman’s Trust Barometer places tech industry at the top for seventh straight year

According to the Edelman Trust Barometer findings, technology is the most-trusted industry, beating out the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Sick-Day-620x480

Got the Flu? There’s an App For That

Flu Defender lets users monitor the influenza epidemic and get tips on treatments

Flu Defender, an iPhone application, provides users with flu-prevention strategies and a quiz people can…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Hack for Change)

Black Hackers Involved in National Day of Civic Hacking

White House announces National Day of Civic Hacking

The White House announced on Tuesday the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is scheduled…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Lexus)

Top Compact Entry-Level Luxury Cars Heat Up Auto Industry

Take luxury for a spin with these vehicles

The best of the best in entry-level luxury cars.

By DFRAGG

Posted: Tags: , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious

Popular social networking site causing discomfort among one in three people

According to researchers from two German universities, Facebook may cause you to feel envious. The…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
Somewhere between "We Shall Overcome"...

4 Social Media Strategies From Martin Luther King Jr.

What would MLK be like if he had social media?

Which social network do you think he would use?

By Black Enterprise

Posted: Tags: ,
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Facebook Graph Search

The chief executive explores Facebook’s latest feature in weekly video segment

Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses Facebook Graph Search in the latest episode of “60 Seconds…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Nastyclient

Is NastyClient.com Business Owners’ Answer to Yelp and Angie’s List?

Nastyclient.com's slogan: 'Because the customer is not always right.'

Business owner launches website in which business owners can complain about their customers

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted:
displaymedia

What is Facebook’s New “Graph Search?”

Facebook has devised a new way to mine the interests and preferences of your friends

Facebook introduces a new search engine

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
Instagram logo

Instagram Is Still Hot, Reports 90 Million Monthly Active Users

The photo-sharing mobile app’s users post 40 million photos per day

Instagram reported on Thursday that it now has 90 million monthly active users, 40 million…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
malik-s-ducard

10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013

Who's next in tech?

Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Source: File

Companies Join Forces to Help Small Businesses go Digital

Customers can now buy domain names and hosting in-store

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly seventy-five percent of businesses don’t have a website.…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags: ,
AhmedPlumPerfect

Engineer Asmau Ahmed Launches App That Matches Beauty Products To Your Skin Tone

The mobile and web-based application serves as a personal shopper

Asmau Ahmed talks about her mobile and web-based beauty app Plum Perfect.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
(Image: Foursquare)

Foursquare & Presidential Inaugural Committee to Release Community Service Badge

National Day of Service is going “social”

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Wednesday that it would partner with social networking site…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, showcases technology from all over the world in every category imaginable from kitchen appliances to automotive technology. With the deluge of reviews and recommendations that surface in the wake of the event, it is difficult for consumers to choose the hardware, software, and accessories that reliably meet their needs. As such,  Black Enterprise Magazine  would like to take the opportunity to step in as your technology advisers. Here, we've chosen products in 17 categories, which we believe have achieved success in their commitment to excellence in innovation. Congratulations to our 2013 CES Best in Show Award winners!

Black Enterprise Presents: The International CES 2013 Best in Show Awards

These 17 Products represent the Cream of the Crop for electronics, software, and accessories

Black Enterprise’s first annual International CES Best in Show Awards includes 17 categories for business,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: GlobaTrac)

Luggage Tracker Trakdot Ensures Travelers Never Lose Their Suitcase Again

Pint-sized device helps you keep track of your suitcase

GlobaTrac, LLC debuted a tracking device, Trakdot, at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Thinkstock)

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Traffic

Tips on getting month-over-month traffic growth

If you’re looking to increase traffic to your blog, here are six surefire ways to…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
ipad_large

Watch Out! New Jersey Walmart Sells Customer Fake iPad

Is your iPad real or fake?

A New Jersey Walmart sells a customer a counterfeit iPad

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
TaskRabbit Names Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot For COO Position

TaskRabbit Adds Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot to COO Position

The former Google employee is the first COO at the startup.

Stacy Brown-Philpot brings her considerable international and strategic experience to the San Francisco Startup.

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Qubeey)

Tech Platform Qubeey Announces Partnership with Director Bill Duke

The filmmaker will produce an interactive web series that allows viewers to change the storyline

Black-owned tech company, Qubeey, Inc. will partner with Bill Duke to create a web series…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: ,
iPhone - Featured

iPhone 5 Demand Falling Sharply, Samsung Galaxy Sales Jump

Demand for the iPhone is quickly waning, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal this morning.

Wall Street Journal reports iPhone demand is quickly falling short of company’s expectations.

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , ,
blog_fingerpint

Fingerprint-Recognition Cellphones in the Works

Soon the passcode to unlock your cellphone will be your fingerprint

A Swedish biometrics company says they are working with a Japanese manufacturer on bringing fingerprint…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
iphone5

iPhone 5 Now Available Without a Contract

You can now have an iPhone as a pre-paid cell

Walmart announced it’s offering iPhone 5 without a contract

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
(Image: HAPILABS)

6 Weirdest Gadgets at CES 2013

Whether good or bad, the Consumer Electronics Show never ceases to amaze attendees

List of the 6 strangest products seen at CES 2013.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
facebook

You Can Message Mark Zuckerberg For $100

An audience with Facebook's CEO is just one way Facebook is monetizing its capabilities

What would you tell Mark Zuckerberg for $100?

By Darren Sands

Posted: Tags: ,
What Foursquare's new privacy policy means for small businesses

What Foursquare’s New Privacy Policy Means for Small Businesses

How small business can benefit from Foursquare's new privacy policy

Changes in FourSquare’s Privacy Policy will allow merchants to collect more data on users.

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
IMG_6760

Monster Makes Celeb-Fueled Announcements at CES 2013

High-performance headphones company kicked off 2013 with a star-studded, Avenger-esque team of brand ambassadors

With Nick Cannon, Tyson Beckford and Xzibit in tow, the brand unveils new lineup of…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , ,
bb_hand_300x232

One More Chance: RIM’s BlackBerry 10 to Debut in January With Smart Distribution Strategy

BB10 is RIM’s last chance to maintain relevance in smartphone world

With a minimum of six BB10 devices being released this year at a variety of…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: File)

4 Ways to Get More Comments and ‘Likes’ On Facebook

Give them something to talk about with these tips

If you’re wondering how you get fans to comment and “like” your brand posts, here…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
For continuous CES 2013 coverage, follow me, Marcia Wade Talbert, @TheTechGyrl on Twitter. Also, be sure to check out our features at BlackEnterprise.com/Technology.

Tech Brands Deliver Compact Devices, New Lineups & Glance At Bright Future During CES 2013

Consumer electronics companies spared no expense for their big announcements

From ultra HD TV’s to celebrities, consumer electronics companies delivered during their big announcements.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags:
Shaq-Down-300x232

Shaq Returns With ShaqDown On Smartphones

Retired basketball player is back at it in new iOS and Android-compatible game

Available now in iOS and Android, ShaqDown is a zombie-attack game starring former NBA champion…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Work-remotely-300x232

How Small Business Owners Can Work from Anywhere

Having trouble with your IT solutions? Migrating to a cloud-based server could be the answer

The new option of having your company’s servers “in the cloud” could prove a lifesaver…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

Mobile Moms: 93% of Mothers Spent More Time Shopping on Cellphones in 2012

Moms are skipping stores and turning to their mobile devices to shop

Baby Bump survey shows 93% of moms spent more time shopping on their cellphone in…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Attending the International Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll undoubtedly meet the best techies ever. This year there were more black bloggers, journalists, and analysts than ever before. It’s nice to know that the world will be able to read and watch CES coverage from an African-American perspective. Besides, the gadgets come and go. Next year, 4K LCD monitors may be obsolete, but the personal connections will exist for years to come. Here are just a few of the most interesting people that crossed my path on the first day of CES 2013.—Marcia Wade Talbert

#BlacksinTech: Faces of CES 2013

Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: ,
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…

4 Must-Have Social Media Management Tools

How to track and manage your business’ social footprint

Four popular social media management tools for your business.

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags: ,
ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Facebook’s Latest Update Will Allow Users to Place Calls to Friends

The social networking site may let you chat for free

Canadians are now able to make free Internet voice calls, known as VoIP calls, to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Google logo

Google Gifts Chelsea Neighborhood With Free Wi-Fi

The tech company rolls out free Wi-Fi in one Big Apple neighborhood

Google announced Tuesday it will establish the largest neighboring free wireless Internet network in the…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Apple-logo-620x480

Apple Hits 40 Billion App Downloads, Almost Half in 2012

The company finishes 2012 with record-breaking numbers

Apple announced on Monday that it’s App Store reached 40 billion app downloads.

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
apple-ipad-mini-promotional_large

Wait for It: 5 Game-Changing Devices to Expect in 2013

2012 was a great year for tech, but these expected gadgets will make this year even better

Take a look at several game changing devices expected to launch in 2013.

By DFRAGG

Posted: Tags:
ces-2013_sm

CES 2013: 4 Tech Trends to Watch

From larger screens to big data, see what's in store for the tech industry this year and beyond

Before 2013 International CES begins, Consumer Electronics Association executives explain trends that have affected innovation…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
4 STEPS TO REEVALUATE YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

Simple Steps to Reevaluate your Business Strategy

When your marketing goes stale, so does your business

The purpose of cleaning up your online business is to stay relevant to consumers. So,…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
Venus + Serena - Featured

Venus & Serena Star in New iPhone 5 Commercial

Venus and Serena Williams play every man's fantasy in the new iPhone 5 commercial

Venus and Serena Williams team up with Apple to help kick off the brand’s new…

By Amber McKynzie

Posted: Tags: , , ,
Kapor Capital Will Provide Scholarships for Women Of Color To Attend The Women 2.0 Conference

Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference

10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.

The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted:
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks Smart TVs at CES

With less than a week to go, the chief executive is exploring one of the biggest tech trends of the year

Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses the smart appliance boom, starting with smart TVs, in the…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
ces-2013_sm

Follow Black Enterprise for the Latest 2013 International CES News

Grab a front-row seat to a showcase of the hottest tech products of 2013

Join us everyday next week as we report from the International CES about the newest…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
With over 200 social networking sites at your disposal, it can be a challenge determining the best options for optimizing traffic to your blog. That was a topic of discussion at the 5th annual Blogging While Brown conference, held June 1-2, in Philadelphia, PA at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Hundreds of aspiring and seasoned bloggers, influencers and social media aficionados congregated to network and discuss the changes taking place across the Web. With growing one’s audience on nearly every attendee’s mind, here’s a look at how bloggers can build, observe and engage with their audience.--Yoli Ouiya

How Brands Can Capitalize on Social Media Trends for 2013

5 social media trends you should not ignore

Emerging trends you should take notice of that can put your business ahead of the…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
Photo Credit: Doug Combe

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Vaughan Taylor Merges Music and Tech with Air Playd

From the music biz to digital, this entrepreneur talks ins and outs of web-based venture

Michigan native and current St. Louis resident Vaughan Taylor is bringing something brand new to…

By Demetria Irwin

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,
(File)

Study Shows Twitter Growth for World Leaders

2013 brings an increase in the number of politicians on Twitter

In 2008 the would be President, Barack Obama, used a social media platform in his…

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: , , ,
(Image: Thinkstock)

3 Tech Practices to Abide By in 2013

Tech-life expert maps out tech resolutions you should keep

Tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey provides 3 tips to making sure you start 2013 off the…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
WomanComputerCity

5 Ways Social Media Will Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Alive

Social networking sites can help you commit this New Year

A list of ways you can use social media to keep your New Year’s goals…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on How Brands Can Stay Afloat in 2013

The chief executive pinpoints 3 steps brands need to take to stay on top

Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses how brands can stay on top next year in the…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
KindleInHand550X309-280

E-Books’ Popularity Grew Dramatically This Past Year

E-book reading is up 21%

A new study found a huge uptick in e-book reading

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
Wiki-Logo

List of Top Viewed Wikipedia Articles of 2012 Released

The most popular articles on Wikipedia may surprise you

Lists of the top Wikipedia articles of 2012 have been released

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
Kindle Fire ($200) 

One of the many cool things about the Kindle Fire is that it can link seamlessly with Amazon’s various services, including video, digital music, magazine and book, providing a library full of over 18 million  options. There’s also access to thousands of cool apps for Netflix, Pandora, and Hulu, via the Android app store. Featuring a full-color multi-touch 7-inch display, the Kindle Fire allows users to take full advantage of its powerful and ultra-fast Web browser. While there are various competitive tablets on the market, the Fire makes for an affordable alternative.

Survey Shows More Americans Are Reading on Tablets

E-book readership is up

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, recently found that the number of…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
Expand Your Reading Collection…for Free

Even in the Internet age, the public library is still a great resource. There’s no time like the present to renew or start using your library card again. With an endless selection of great reads, check out the latest novel by your favorite author or get introduced to the classics. Reading, after all, is fundamental. Might we suggest financial guru Deborah Owens’ A Purse of Your Own, which offers great insights on how to train yourself to become financially secure.

Libraries Adapt to Changing Times

Local branches are adding extra features to fulfill growing demands

With the help of technology, libraries are reinventing themselves.

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
How to survive cloud outages

Recent Cloud Outages Reinforce the Need for Small Business Backups

How to avoid the risks that come with Cloud computing

Another huge cloud outage showcases the need to have a plan A and plan B…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
(Image: MTA)

MTA Releases An App to Track Trains

Subway Time will figure out when your next train is coming

MTA announced on Friday a smartphone app that will provide train-arrival times on seven of…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Mobile-Apps-300x232

230 Best iPad Apps of 2012

Whether you have the iPad 4 or the now extinct iPad 3, see which apps suit you best

The best iPad apps of 2012.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4 (Image: Julian Boyce, DFRAGG)

Review Roundup: HTC Droid DNA vs. LG Nexus 4

Will Droid DNA’s battery life out power the Nexus 4’s design and performance?

Side-by-side comparison of the HTC Droid DNA and the LG Nexus 4.

By DFRAGG

Posted: Tags: ,
netflix

Netflix Plans to Make Your Video Rental History Public

The company will roll out “social features”

Netflix to introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013.

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: VMK)

Verone Mankou Tailors Affordable Smartphone and Tablet to African Market

Congolese entrepreneur brings the “for us, by us” model to technology

Tech startup VMK, the brainchild of Congolese inventor Verone Mankou, is offering sleek mobile devices…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
FlickrOffer

Flickr Announces 3 Months of Commitment Free Flickr Pro

A late Christmas Gift from Flickr

Many photo sharing sites are now taking advantage of an opening market.

By Sasha King

Posted: Tags: ,
With 87 million women between the ages of 18 and 76 years old online, and another 69 million using social media on a weekly basis, according to BlogHer’s Social Media Matters study, it’s fair to say women run the world web. It’s one of the reasons social media influencer Ananda Leeke founded the Digital Sisterhood Network. The “Jill of Many Trades” (she’s a lawyer-turned-author, as well as an artist, coach, innerpreneur, yoga instructor, among other things) sparked a movement that consists of a national and international following; an entire month dedicated to women in social media, Digital Sisterhood Month, which takes place in December. There’s also a weekly celebration on Twitter and Facebook, entitled #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays, geared toward shouting out your network and igniting meaningful conversation. As the organization’s designated month comes to a close, Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is comprised of seven categories: Creativista, Empirista, Empowerista, Enchantista, Evangelista, Flowista, and Lifestylista. Take a look at who made the list: --Janel Martinez

Digital Sisterhood Network Announces 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year

Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is…

By Janel Martinez

Posted:
man-driving-car-111111-300x232.jpg

New Cars Will Be Equipped with ‘Black Boxes’

Federal regulators proposing black boxes come installed in new automobiles

After September 2014, new cars will likely be equipped with the tracking devices, better known…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
Grayson

Author Kaneisha Grayson is Her ‘Own Boyfriend’ — and Fundraiser, Too

With a little help from her 'friends,' an author closes in on Kickstarter goal

‘Be Your Own Boyfriend’ project is closer than ever to reaching young women all over…

By Darren Sands

Posted:
(Image: ThinkStock)

Online Holiday Sales Soar to $39 Billion

Last shopping week before Christmas saw 53% growth in spending

Online sales this season are up by 16% to $38.7 billion, according to ComScore.

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
facebook

Facebook Creates Disappearing Posts

Ever want to send a message that was destroyed soon after it was sent? Now you can.

Facebook announces a new messaging app that doesn’t leave a trail

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
DON’T FORGET REAL FANS FUND FILMS

Getting support for a film is much easier in our digital world. LaMothe suggests aspiring filmmakers reach out for fan support through sites like Kickstarter.  “It’s a Website designed for filmmakers who are seeking funding for films,” he says. “[It] seems to be filling out very well for a lot of independent filmmakers. Basically it allows your average filmgoer, contributing their 25 cents or whatever amount of money they want, to contribute by putting a budget in the timeline. With those budgets you can hopefully seek some form of funding for your film.”

Kickstarter Helps Revive Cheated Blues Singer’s Career

Internet entrepreneur helps singer raise money for upcoming project

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian helps blues singer Lester Chambers raise money via Kickstarter for a…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Apple)

10 Products That Have Virtually Expired in 2012

See which products won't make it into 2013

Take a look at 10 products that have disappeared from store shelves in the last…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Shawn Amos, CEO of Freshwire, provides refreshing commentary in "60 Seconds of Social Media" (Image: Source)

Freshwire’s Shawn Amos On Instagram’s Historic Year

The chief executive weighs in on the platform’s extreme highs and end-of-the-year low

In the latest episode of “60 Seconds of Social Media,” Shawn Amos explores Instagram’s year…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags: ,
dropbox

Dropbox Adds 2 Million New Users

Dropbox has surpassed YouSendit to become the most popular file-sharing and storage service on the web

Dropbox’s latest promotional campaign has garnered 2 million new users

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags:
STEM Careers  

Education is important for the jobs of the future so Obama’s election-year initiative will ensure the next generation of African Americans will be prepared. The president has already made STEM education a key priority with initiatives like Race to the Top and the “Educate to Innovate” campaign. With growth in STEM jobs three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs over the last 10 years, it’s an area of opportunity for future jobseekers. Throughout the next decade, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17%, compared to nearly 10-percent growth for other occupations.

Kayak Reveals the Best and Worst Times to Travel

See what you should know before traveling this holiday season

VentureBeat collaborated with Kayak and Visual.ly to create an infographic of the best and worst…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags:
Spin_logo

Spin Becomes Next Glossy to Halt Print Edition, Beefs Up Online Presence

The industry has lost another one to the digital content push

Like Newsweek, Spin will stop its print edition. The parent company Buzzmedia will now focus…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: File)

Cory Booker Announces He’s Exploring 2014 Senate Bid in YouTube Video

Famed mayor uses video-sharing platform to discuss possible run for Senate

Cory Booker announced on YouTube yesterday that he would complete his second term as mayor…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags: ,
tumb

Tumblr Rolls Out Ipad App

Tumblr for tablets

Tumblr has released an update to its iPad app that includes full compatibility with the…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
Remember when celebrity perfumes and clothing lines were all the rage? Well, things have most certainly changed. Now instead of hocking brands like RocaWear and FUBU, many tech-savvy celebs are sporting everything from headphone companies to mobile apps. From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be the norm in 2012 as companies compete for an increasingly tech-centric audience. – Winston Ford

Top Celebrity Tech Deals of 2012

From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be…

By Winston Ford

Posted: Tags: , , , , , ,
STEM Careers  

Education is important for the jobs of the future so Obama’s election-year initiative will ensure the next generation of African Americans will be prepared. The president has already made STEM education a key priority with initiatives like Race to the Top and the “Educate to Innovate” campaign. With growth in STEM jobs three times greater than that of non-STEM jobs over the last 10 years, it’s an area of opportunity for future jobseekers. Throughout the next decade, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17%, compared to nearly 10-percent growth for other occupations.

Airport Body Scanners Undergo Another Investigation Amid Radiation Allegations

TSA wants to put the radiation claims to rest

New Advanced Image Technology scanners have come under fire, again, for possibly emitting harmful levels…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
Antwand_Pearman_Gamer

Gamer Fit Nation’s Antwand Pearman Calls for Gaming Cease-Fire

Avid gamer starts #OSCeasefire movement

Antwand Pearman has launched #OSCeasefire, which will take place on Dec. 21, a movement inciting…

By Anthony Frasier

Posted: Tags:
Instagram logo

Instagram Alternatives: 5 Free Photo-Sharing Apps to Consider

In case you’re looking for additional options, try one of these apps

If you’re still questioning the credibility of the Facebook-owned social networking service, try these 5…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: Evernote)

Evernote Food Serves Up New Recipe Features, Releases iPad Version

Food 2.0 attempts to provide a “soup to nuts” food experience

Evernote announced a brand new version of Evernote Food today. Evernote Food 2.0 is now…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft Woos Small Businesses with Office 365 Trial Offer

Small businesses can now get a 90 day free trial of the Microsoft Office 365 suite

Microsoft is hoping to lure small businesses unhappy with Google’s decision to eliminate its free…

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted: Tags:
(Image: File)

84% of Kickstarter’s Top Projects Missed Their Deadline

CNNMoney investigation shows majority of top 50 most-funded projects are running behind with delivery

In an investigative report, CNNMoney looked at the top 50 most-funded projects on Kickstarter and…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
Woman stressed about Twitter and social media

What Brands Can Learn About Social Media Strategy in the Face of Public Crisis

Social lessons learned from national tragedies such as the Sandy Hook shooting

In wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, see what brands can learn about implementing an…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
instagram

Instagram Responds to Concerns About New Privacy Terms…Sort of

All the photos you upload to Instagram become the property of Instagram according to new privacy terms posted by the site

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tries to reassure users that the new Instagram privacy terms aren’t…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: , ,
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:

Staples and LinkedIn Create Small Business Community on Platform

Partnership will provide advice and networking opportunities for small businesses on LinkedIn

Premier office product company Staples has teamed up with LinkedIn to launch an online forum,…

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
In 2012, numerous brands and small businesses suffered serious backlash on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook for offensive tweets, questionable ad campaigns and controversial company statements. 

Here we take a look at a few examples of the biggest social media fails this year. Don't let your brand make the list in 2013!

5 Biggest Social Media Fails of 2012

A few of the biggest social media fails this year

A few of the biggest social media fails this year.

By C. Daniel Baker

Posted:
A Lifelong History: It used to be acceptable to chronologically list every job you ever had on your resume. However, today’s hiring managers are more concerned about the relevance of your experience rather than the length of your experience. For an experienced professional, listing your first job out of high school isn’t really necessary unless it’s the only job you’ve ever had. While 10 years of work history is the standard, it’s okay to list older experience if it is relevant.

3 Tools Revolutionizing Gift-Giving on the Web

Gift givers can shop smarter with these online services

With Christmas only a week away, check out these online services that will help you…

By S. Lynn Cooper

Posted: Tags:
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

Twitter and Nielsen Team Up to Publish ‘Social TV’ Ratings

New ratings that measure conversation on Twitter to begin next fall

Nielsen announced on Monday that it was partnering with popular microblogging site Twitter to publish…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
bing-webmaster-tools

How Business Owners Use Web Analytics to Cater to Customers

What web analytics tools are you using to grow your business?

More and more inexpensive web analytics tools are becoming available for small businesses previously only…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,
Wale_Skullcandy-feature

Rapper Wale Inks Deal With Skullcandy

Maybach Music Group rapper signs deal with popular headphone company

Grammy nominated rapper Wale inks a deal with Utah-based Skullcandy.

By Janel Martinez

Posted: Tags:
(Image: IBM)

IBM Predicts Computers Will See, Smell, Hear, Touch and Taste By 2018

Tech company releases its seventh annual “5 in 5” report

IBM released its annual “5 in 5” report on Monday, highlighting what’s next in computer…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Facebook Planning to Make Sexting Easier?

Social media giant to launch an app to compete with Snapchat

With Facebook moving to ramp up its mobile offerings, rumors are swirling that the social…

By Yannique Benitez

Posted: Tags:
apple-ipad-mini-promotional_large

Will the Next Generation iPad Mini Have Better Screen Resolution?

Do you think the iPad Mini needs a better screen?

Sources in Taiwan say they know what the next generation of iPad mini will look…

By Makkada B. Selah

Posted: Tags: ,

Women of Power

(Image: Bowman)

Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

Read More »
Image: File

Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

Read More »