Social networking myths exposed
BlackEnterprise.com debunks 5 common social media myths.
Social networking myths exposed
BlackEnterprise.com debunks 5 common social media myths.
Electronics giant announces PS4, promising cloud capabilities and social interaction
Nine years after PlayStation hit the gaming industry, Sony has gifted gamers with PlayStation 4.
From Whitney's passing to #hoodiesforTrayvon, see the top social media moments
With Blacks at the helm of social conversations, BlackEnterprise.com takes a closer look at the…
First-ever Social Media Week Lagos debuts with much success
Social Media Week Lagos made its debut on Monday. Attendees have the opportunity to sit…
Famed music producer co-created music version of Rosetta Stone
Music legend Quincy Jones launched a new music education app Tuesday called Playground Sessions.
Repeat Square user provides best practices for using electronic payment service
Business owner Karla Spencer-George provides fellow vendors with tips for using Square.
These apps will save you—and your morning travel routine
Ten apps that will make commuting life a bit easier.
Founders of #BlackHack unveil new name and website
In an effort to reach a wider audience of budding innovators, entrepreneurs and tech professionals,…
Hackers referenced Lil Reese, Chief Keef and other rappers
Already dealing with a horsemeat scandal, now Burger King faces a social media crisis
How to stay on top of your online presence
BlackEnterprise.com outlines how you can manage your business’ online reputation.
41% of parents are highly interested in their children’s Facebook updates
Forty-three percent of parents check out their children’s profile daily.
New dance Internet meme sweeps nation
Can you do the Harlem Shake?
Pint-size programmer develops app
Inventive first grader Zora Bell took technology into her own hands, becoming the youngest person…
Applications that make the am grind a bit easier
Six apps that will make your morning more manageable.
Renaissance man LL Cool J co-founds an online community
Black Enterprise chose LL Cool J as this week’s Tech Startup of the Week because…
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…
Reward your customers electronically
Ten of the most popular apps that boost customer loyalty.
4 ways to spend Valentine’s Day alone online
Four ways to spend Valentine’s Day alone (sort of) on the web.
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…
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.
Ways to generate leads on the professional network
To digitally network and generate leads on LinkedIn, BlackEnterprise.com detailed what you need to do…
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…
The app helps daters generate conversation
New app Social Turkers helps daters generate conversation.
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.…
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…
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…
The president to hold a Fireside Hangout on Thursday
Two days after delivering the State of the Union address to Congress, the president will…
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.
How to choose the best social network
BlackEnterprise.com outlines how to choose the best social networking platform for your brand.
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…
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…
According to Wall Street, possibly
Are we seeing the beginning of the end of Apple’s reign?
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…
Facebook said the photo doesn't violate their policies
Users petition Facebook to remove a racist photo
From Crispus Attucks to Ellen Craft, there’s a rich history of Black nerds
Taking a closer look at the blerd through history.
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.
Free app helps keep your messages in order
Mailbox, a free iPhone app, is designed to fix email clutter by organizing your Gmail.…
Microsoft claims Google is snooping in your email
Microsoft is making waves with their website Scroogled.com. The website focuses on dissuading Gmail users…
Swizz Beatz adds his vision to Monster
A week after his wife Alicia Keys joined BlackBerry, Swizz Beats announced his own “Monster”…
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…
Harvard University researchers make disturbing discovery
Study reveals that personalized ads posted next to search results for African-American names were more…
Tips to tackling social media like a pro
BlackEnterprise.com spoke to several social media savvy folks to get their take on the precision…
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%…
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.…
“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.
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…
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…
Members of new site say they were "bullied by liberals" on Facebook
Tea Party Repubs defect to a new conservative alternative to Facebook
McGruder's 'Uncle Ruckus' movie would be an R-rated comedy
Aaron McGruder hopes to bring the “Boondocks” to a theater near you
The chief executive delves into crowdsourced content
CEO of Freshwire Shawn Amos talks about the rise in crowdsourcing content and what viewers…
Use these tools to prevent from getting Manti Te’o-d in business
Take precaution by using these reliable business/identification verification tools online.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Access Foursquare data without a computer
Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…
Explore the options you have with the social networking site's Lists function
In an effort to manage privacy, Facebook’s Lists functionality was born. Since the…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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”…
Unlocking your cellphone is now illegal
A new petition opposes the Library of Congress’ recent decision making unlocking cellphones 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
The chief executive explores consumers growing trust in user reviews
Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses the influence of online reviews.
Former ESPN executive launches a site with the intersection of sports, pop culture and race
Have you checked out the site?
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
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…
After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app
Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.
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…
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…
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…
White House announces National Day of Civic Hacking
The White House announced on Tuesday the National Day of Civic Hacking, which is scheduled…
Take luxury for a spin with these vehicles
The best of the best in entry-level luxury cars.
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…
What would MLK be like if he had social media?
Which social network do you think he would use?
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…
Nastyclient.com's slogan: 'Because the customer is not always right.'
Business owner launches website in which business owners can complain about their customers
Facebook has devised a new way to mine the interests and preferences of your friends
Facebook introduces a new search engine
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…
Who's next in tech?
Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.
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.…
The mobile and web-based application serves as a personal shopper
Asmau Ahmed talks about her mobile and web-based beauty app Plum Perfect.
National Day of Service is going “social”
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Wednesday that it would partner with social networking site…
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,…
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…
Tips on getting month-over-month traffic growth
If you’re looking to increase traffic to your blog, here are six surefire ways to…
Is your iPad real or fake?
A New Jersey Walmart sells a customer a counterfeit iPad
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.
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…
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.
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…
You can now have an iPhone as a pre-paid cell
Walmart announced it’s offering iPhone 5 without a contract
Whether good or bad, the Consumer Electronics Show never ceases to amaze attendees
List of the 6 strangest products seen at CES 2013.
An audience with Facebook's CEO is just one way Facebook is monetizing its capabilities
What would you tell Mark Zuckerberg for $100?
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com…
How to track and manage your business’ social footprint
Four popular social media management tools for your business.
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…
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…
The company finishes 2012 with record-breaking numbers
Apple announced on Monday that it’s App Store reached 40 billion app downloads.
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.
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…
When your marketing goes stale, so does your business
The purpose of cleaning up your online business is to stay relevant to consumers. So,…
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…
10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.
The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women
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…
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…
5 social media trends you should not ignore
Emerging trends you should take notice of that can put your business ahead of the…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
E-book reading is up 21%
A new study found a huge uptick in e-book reading
The most popular articles on Wikipedia may surprise you
Lists of the top Wikipedia articles of 2012 have been released
E-book readership is up
The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, recently found that the number of…
Local branches are adding extra features to fulfill growing demands
With the help of technology, libraries are reinventing themselves.
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…
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…
Whether you have the iPad 4 or the now extinct iPad 3, see which apps suit you best
The best iPad apps of 2012.
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.
The company will roll out “social features”
Netflix to introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013.
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…
A late Christmas Gift from Flickr
Many photo sharing sites are now taking advantage of an opening market.
Digital Sisterhood announced the 2012 Digital Sisters of the Year. The Digital Sisterhood 100 is…
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…
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…
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.
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
Internet entrepreneur helps singer raise money for upcoming project
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian helps blues singer Lester Chambers raise money via Kickstarter for a…
See which products won't make it into 2013
Take a look at 10 products that have disappeared from store shelves in the last…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
Tumblr for tablets
Tumblr has released an update to its iPad app that includes full compatibility with the…
From Dr. Dre to Will.i.am, to LL Cool J, celebrity tech deals seemed to be…
TSA wants to put the radiation claims to rest
New Advanced Image Technology scanners have come under fire, again, for possibly emitting harmful levels…
Avid gamer starts #OSCeasefire movement
Antwand Pearman has launched #OSCeasefire, which will take place on Dec. 21, a movement inciting…