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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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

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

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In an effort to manage privacy, Facebook’s Lists functionality was born.  Since the…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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.

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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”…

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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

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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…

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10 Tech Moguls to Watch in 2013

Who's next in tech?

Highlight of the top 10 Blacks in technology.

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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.…

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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.

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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

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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,…

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Real-World Influence 

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

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

Read more at Mashable…

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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Tumblr Rolls Out Ipad App

Tumblr for tablets

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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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

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,…

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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.

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Google Flight Explorer Tenatively Takes Off

Flight Explorer may save you some money next time you're booking a flight.

Google is testing a new online tool that helps users find the cheapest airline tickets…

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks YouTube’s Latest Updates in ’60 Seconds of Social Media’

The chief executive on brand videos and marketing

In the latest episode of “60 Seconds of Social Media,” Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses…

By Janel Martinez

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Will.i.am Releases New iPhone Camera Accessory

i.am+foto.sosho turns a regular iPhone into a retro-looking camera.

Black-eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has released a new iPhone accessory for photo-taking

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Working in the corporate sector brings us in contact with several personality types, and some of the most interesting ones happen to belong to the person that signs our checks. Let's talk about the executive who doesn't know a set of composite cables from a component set. But shopping for the not-so-tech-savvy boss is actually easier than one might think. As the office collection continues to be passed around, BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets available this holiday season. --Branden J. Peters

10 Gifts For Your Non-Techie Boss

BlackEnterprise.com compiled a list of the 10 best, easy-to-use gadgets for the not-so-tech-savvy boss.

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WordPress Offers New Managed Hosting Solution for Small Businesses

Blogging platform unveils new option for small biz owners

Wordpress.com Enterprise gives users unlimited traffic, bandwidth and storage for $500 a month.

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1 in 3 Pedestrians Living Dangerously By Texting While Crossing the Road

Study finds Seattle residents on mobile devices aren’t looking twice when venturing across the street

A recent study of pedestrians in Seattle, Washington found that nearly one in three people…

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Samsung Hits Home Featuring African-American Family in Ad

Electronics giant targets Black families in new commercial

South Korean-based electronics company Samsung features African-American family in new commercial.

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Whims: ‘Instagram For Words’ Allows Users to Get Creative With Status Updates

App allows you to express yourself with colors, fonts and words

Whims is the free iPhone app doesn’t have a character limit and allows users to…

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Amazon Instant Video App Comes to iPhone, iPod Touch

The retailer’s free app lets Prime members stream over 30,000 titles

Ecommerce retailer Amazon announced today that its Instant Video app is now available for the…

By Yannique Benitez

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Whitney Houston Claims Most Googled Name in 2012

The pop-star diva beat out 'Gangnam Style'

Google released it’s 2012 Zeitgeist list and Whitney Houston is number one

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A single man can be tough to shop for during the holiday season. What do you get for the guy with a nice bachelor pad, stylish clothes and a little more disposable income than the family man?  Simple, get him a tech item that he’ll love. BlackEnterprise.com found a few items that will have a thank you card in your mailbox before the New Year comes around.--Branden J. Peters

7 Must-Have Tech Gifts for the Bachelor Who Has Everything

BlackEnterprise.com found a few tech items for the bachelor in your life.

By Branden J. Peters

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Stop the Bus: Federal Government to Implement Audio Surveillance Systems on Public Buses

Transit authorities across the country moving to install microphone-enabled surveillance systems

Public transit authorities are implementing plans to install audio surveillance systems on public buses across…

By Yannique Benitez

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4 Ways to Handle Business When Email Is Down

Don’t let your loss of electronic mail keep you and your business down and out

Here are four tactics to keep your business running smoothly while email is down.

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Get Your Social Media ‘Year in Review’

Both Facebook and Twitter provide a personal ‘best of’ list

Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow users to see social footprint over the year.…

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Pinterest Adds Twitter Card Support

Pinterest jumps in where Instagram left off

Last week Pinterest enabled Twitter users to view photos from their site inline with their…

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How to Woo Investors 101

New organization teaches entrepreneurs about the fundamentals of getting funded

As the Entrepreneurial Growth and Wealth Creation Symposium nears, Timothy Reese, founder of the National…

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Video will increase your web traffic.

3 Tips on Creating Video Content That Actually Works

Integrate video content into your marketing campaign seamlessly

To ensure your video content gets results, follow these three video marketing tips.

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NBA Makes a Social Media Slam Dunk

The basketball league passes 1 billion views on YouTube

The NBA’s official YouTube account has surpassed 1 billion views.

By Yannique Benitez

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How to Send Seasons Greetings From Your Smartphone

Three apps will help you spread holiday cheer

Three free apps that will allow you to create and send holiday photo cards right…

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Media Multitasking Linked to Depression and Anxiety, Study Says

Multi-media consumption connected to psychological instability

A report published this week by Michigan State University’s psychology department discovered that using multiple…

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Twitter to Release Photo Filters by Year’s End

Social networking site reportedly releasing photo filters before close of 2012

Twitter is reportedly planning to release photo filters to be used inside its official app…

By Janel Martinez

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Evernote Launches Small Business App

Evernote isn't just for personal productivity anymore

The increasingly popular productivity app now has a version for small businesses

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos on MySpace’s Return, Twitter-Instagram Debacle

The chief executive explores the latest social media news

In the latest episode of “60 Seconds of Social Media,” Freshwire CEO Shawn Amos discusses…

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Google+ Unveils Cool Communities Section

Google’s latest feature allows users to join private and public groups

Google introduced Google+ Communities, a new service for the social networking users, on Dec. 6.…

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Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Apps no Longer Free for New Small Business accounts

Starting now, no more free Google Apps for small businesses.

Google Apps for business drops its free version, all new customers must pay.

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Utilize free help 	There are various programs such as College Goal Sunday and sites free of charge that are geared solely towards helping students answer the FAFSA accurately and completely. One mistake on the FAFSA can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

FCC to Roll Out Text-to-911 Service in 2013

The nation’s four largest carriers have okayed the plan to allow users to text 911

The FCC has announced its plan to allow user on the country’s four largest mobile…

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Back to Basics: How to Get Started on New Myspace

Tips to using the revamped social network

Step-by-step instructions to using the new Myspace.

By Janel Martinez

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Will Apple Set a Trend By Bringing Jobs Back to America?

The corporation’s latest announcement may result in more employment opportunities stateside

The world’s largest tech company, Apple, has decided to bring jobs back to America which…

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Instagram Escalates Feud With Twitter

Trying to view an Instagram photo on Twitter? Out of luck.

Instagram has disabled Twitter cards which allow users to view Instagram photos while on Twitter…

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No. 6: Computers and Mathematics. Recent graduates with a degree in computers and mathematics are at an unemployment rate of 8.2%. However, the study found that unemployment in this field varies depending on the major's technical and scientific content. Jobs will still be available for technical computer specialists who have the ability to write software and create new applications. Unfortunately, specialists who use software to manipulate, mine, and relay information will have a tough time getting a job during a recession. Those who invent computer technology will be in greater demand than those who use computer technology.

Back to Basics: WordPress for Beginners

Learn how to maximize your use of the content management system

Five essential WordPress tips for newbies.

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Check back here at BlackEnterprise.com next week for additional coverage of NMAN’s Entrepreneurial Growth and Wealth Creation Symposium to be held December 13, 2013 at The City University of New York. To register or for more information visit the NMAN website.

5 Biggest Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make When Protecting Intellectual Property

5 Tips to protect and monetize your intellectual property

Tim Reese of the National Minority Action Network lays out five mistakes entrepreneurs make when…

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Microsoft Tests Social Media Waters With Socl

The company’s “research project” is now open to the wider public

Microsoft opens up beta of new social network Socl, which is powered by search engine…

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Google Updates Gmail for iOS

The tech company launches Gmail 2.0

The latest version of Google’s email for iOS, which is now available for download, boasts…

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LeVar Burton Returns With Remixed ‘Reading Rainbow’

The iconic childhood show is making a digital comeback

Reading Rainbow, which starred LeVar Burton, will be remixed and updated for a new generation…

By Yannique Benitez

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5 Things Apple Stands to Learn from Windows 8

See what the big tech company can learn from the resurrected underdog

TechCrunch’s East Coast Editor John Biggs takes a closer look at the operating system and…

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6 Ways Businesses Can Maximize Use of SlideShare

How to optimize your use of the popular service

If you’re looking to make your presentations more shareable, here are several helpful tips when…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Freshwire’s Shawn Amos Talks New Additions to Facebook and Impact on Stock

The chief executive explores impact of the social networking site’s new mobile commerce ventures

Freshwire’s CEO Shawn Amos discusses new additions to Facebook in “60 Seconds of Social Media.”

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

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

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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