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Verizon

Verizon Is Sending A Big Message to its Customers With This Change

Having low or no credit and signing up without a contract are no problem with Verizon's Fios Prepaid service

Verizon is the first of the big cable and broadband providers to provide prepaid, month-to-month…

By Samara Lynn

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racism

This Week in Tech Racism, March 25, 2017

All the ugliness in technology and racism from this past week

Social media flogs artist for tone-deaf painting; little kids are racially taunted after becoming champs…

By Samara Lynn

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Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Kill Internet Privacy Requirements

Senate says Americans already have enough internet privacy, no need for further regulations

The issue is highly contested and split down party lines. Republicans and conservatives at the…

By Samara Lynn

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tech racism

A Week in Tech Racism

SXSW tackles racism; it's lonely being a black woman drone operator; and more tech and race-related coverage from this week

Why are chatbots turning racist?; SXSW festival features shocking crowdfunded documentary about the Michael Brown…

By Samara Lynn

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Howard West

Howard University Alum, Now a VP at Google, Opens Up About Howard West

A Google VP lauds the strategic partnership between Google and her alma mater, Howard University

The announcement that Google is opening up its Googleplex campus to students and faculty of…

By Samara Lynn

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Google Howard West Program Bridges Silicon Valley and Black Colleges

Howard West will kick off with Howard University.

On Thursday, Google announced the launch of its new diversity initiative, Howard West.
Starting this summer,…

By Samara Lynn

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DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff Uses Technology to Bypass Traditional Record Label Distribution

Using Stem created a level of transparency that does not exist in the music industry

Recently DJ Jazzy Jeff released a new project, “Chasing Goosebumps” but the only difference this…

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virus

Scary Phone Virus Bypasses Two-Factor Authentication

If you don't have antivirus software on your phone, you are leaving yourself vulnerable

It intercepts SMS messages and replaces it with its own which has a link to…

By Samara Lynn

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eBay

The 9 Strangest Things Ever Sold on eBay

eBay is the place where almost anything is for sale.

They say everything has a price. That old adage was never more obvious than when…

By Samara Lynn

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thinx

Thinx Allegations Show Female Silicon Valley CEOs Can Be Jerks Too

In this edition of Tech 100: Does diversity in tech mean that female Silicon Valley CEOs get to be jerk tech bros, too?

Thinx CEO and entrepreneur, Miki Agrawal (mikiagrawal.com)
 
The recent NY Mag piece on Silicon Valley’s…

By Samara Lynn

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WeDC

#WeDC Makes Major Push to Put D.C. Startups on the Map

We want to see people start and grow their businesses in D.C. Period.

Black Enterprise spoke to several key players involved in WeDC’s new initiative to become a…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Chris Sacca

Billionaire Investor Chris Sacca Champions Diversity at SXSW

What happens when white male privilege is shut down by a white male?

Christine Souffrant Ntim is known for her innate ability to hustle, so it’s no wonder…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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tech companies

Why Tech Companies Fail at Marketing (And How They Can Avoid It)

It all comes down to knowing your audience

Each channel might include a few generic marketing campaigns or just a laundry list of…

By Selena Hill

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AfroFemmism

The Intriguing Art and Technology of AfroFeminism

A world that converges technology, science, and art all centered on the black woman

The NSAF project is designed by a team of women of color who are artists,…

By Samara Lynn

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Shamrock Shake

Slurp Your Shamrock Shake With a McDonald’s High-Tech Straw

This high-tech McDonald's straw is the food chain's offering for the ultimate milkshake experience

McDonald’s introduced its new high-tech straw. No, you can’t connect it to Wi-Fi. And no,…

By Samara Lynn

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artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence as a Weapon for Hate and Racism

A SXSW discussion cautions society about the dark side of rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technology

There is a need for a new resistance movement that actively monitors and brings awareness…

By Samara Lynn

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iRobot

“iRobot” is Now a Very Real (And Scary) Thing – Watch!

The quest is to make robots more human-like and pervasive throughout our lives

The robots are actually listening to one another and then making responses based on what…

By Samara Lynn

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chatbots

When Chatbots Lack Diversity, This Is What Happens

Brands need to consider cultural sensitvities when building chatbots

Discover how building chatbots that represent a diverse range of people can increase revenue and…

By Maryann Reid

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black scientist

Here’s Why This Black Scientist is Marching in Washington

A black nuclear and diagnostic medical physicist shares why he is attending the March for Science

Virgil Cooper, nuclear and diagnostic medical physicist.
 
 
There’s a grassroots effort brewing and this time…

By Samara Lynn

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Virtual Reality

Making the Virtual Reality Film with Director Alton Glass

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums, but do you understand how it works? Part I

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest new mediums to come to market in the…

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How To

Equifax hack

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

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

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JavaScript Developer

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

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

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