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Board Diversity: Top Tech Companies Without Black Corporate Directors

In our research for the BLACK ENTERPRISE Registry of Corporate Directors, we discovered that 74…

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Teen Developers Release App to Document Police Abuse

With Five-O, these teens used programming to help their community

The Pinetart team is a group of siblings who wanted to make a difference with…

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Social Entrepreneur Scores Big Globally With the Soccket

Jessica Matthews talks using technology to empower African youth

Social entrepreneur Jessica Matthews is using technology to empower youth in Africa, and you can…

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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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Leading Leaders: Princeton Producing the Most Tech CEOs

More tech billionaires have college degrees than those who are college dropouts

Though many of tech’s most successful entrepreneurs are college dropouts —Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Website eBay Has Dismal Diversity Numbers

Just because it's a little better than the competition doesn't mean its diversity numbers are any good

In total, only 7% of eBay employees are black, with only 2% of them in…

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

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Former NASA Employee Launches Diverse Emoji App

App includes black and brown faces, interracial couples and same-sex couples

Former NASA employee, Katrina Parrot, launches a new app called iDiversicons, which is filled with…

By Courtney Connley

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Top-Funded Startup IROKOtv Launches East Africa Headquaters

With offices in Nigeria and New York, regional base will now be in Rwanda

iROKOtv, a leading platform for African films globally, will be moving its base of operations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

By Patrick Austin

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Girl Gone Geek: Jamila Rowser Brings Unique Chic to the Masses

Blogger talks digital culture and expanding reach of black nerds

Blogger, Jamila Rowser, BlackEnterprise.com chatted with Rowser on how digital culture and her fight for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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NPR Education Blogger Faces Heat for Racial Tweet

NPR education team lead blogger Anya Kamenetz took to NPR's official education team Twitter account to voice her concern that only white sources respond

Anya Kamenetz let a poorly worded tweet go up on NPR’s education team Twitter account,…

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Walker’s Legacy Hosts Brunch for Women Leaders

Speakers included power women Joy-Ann Reid, Demetria Lucas and Lauren Maillian Bias

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective for businesswomen, hosted its Women in Business Brunch, powered by…

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Business of Beauty: Entrepreneur Talks Expanding Brand From YouTube

Rochelle Graham, founder of Alikay Naturals, details journey to upstart success

Rochelle Graham shares how she went from YouTube personality to founder and CEO of Alikay…

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Script of Success: Tech Phenom Catt Small Talks Black Girls Coding, Diversity In Gaming

Thought leader of Brooklyn Gamery and Code Liberation paves her own way, and you can, too.

Intelligent, cool, and charismatic, Catt Small sits down in an exclusive with BlackEnterprise.com to talk…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Former Tinder Dating App Exec Sued For Sexual Harassment

Co-founder says Justin Mateen forced her out of the company she helped build

Popular dating app Tinder is under fire as former employee and co-founder Whitney Wolfe says…

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Dismal 2%: Tech Diversity Reports Abysmal For Blacks

At companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, black professionals scarce

Facebook and Yahoo! have released reports detailing the diversity in their respective companies. Only 2%…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Biggest Announcement at I/O? More Women

More than 1000 female programmers present at smartphone giant's developer conference

Google’s SVP of Android, Sundar Pichai, announced that 20% of conference attendees were women at…

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Tech Disruptors for Good: Goodie Hack Aims to Transform Communities Worldwide

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers and marketers, gather to help local organizations

Atlanta-based social good hackathon provides support to local organizations and breeds a new wave of…

By Candace Mitchell

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Obama Hosts Inaugural White House Maker Faire

Inventors and scientists from around the country showed off 3D printed homes, low-cost incubators, and even mechanical animals.

A passenger-ready robotic giraffe was one of the many incredible inventions shown by students around…

By Patrick Austin

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If Dollars Were Like Bitcoins You Should Panic

GHash is claiming responsibility, but the bitcoin mining pool has promised not to cause any harm to the virtual currency market

Bitcoin miners often use high-powered machines or many low-power ones to generate bitcoins. (Image credit:…

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The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.

Tesla Wants To Give Its Battery Tech To Everyone For Free

Elon Musk's grand vision includes a world with a standard for electric cars, as opposed to today's proprietary charging methods

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
The indie darling…

By Patrick Austin

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Beyoncé Donates $125,000 To TEDWomen Project

The gesture of motherhood will help 1,900 infants avoid hypothermia while spurring the development of a disruptive, low-cost incubator

Beyoncé is trying to help mothers around the world, and she’s using a startup to…

By Patrick Austin

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George W. Bush’s Painting Hacker Gets Serious Time

Hacker "Guccifer" was able to hack into various political email addresses simply by guessing security questions with knowledge from Wikipedia

George W. Bush's initial works of art were revealed and spread online, which sparked a…

By Patrick Austin

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The 5 Best Black Girls Code Apps You Should Know

Imagine if the next generation of tech mavens looked like our daughters and sisters?!

For those who are unaware of the powerfully influential Black Girls CODE organization, please take…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Amazon CEO’s Net Worth Rises $1.4B Thanks To Smartphone Rumors

Amazon's June 18 announcement could put the company in direct competition with almost every smartphone manufacturer, including Apple

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Sometimes rumors are good things. In the case of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, sometimes they’re…

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Designers Say Hoodie Is Badge of Honor for Techies, Symbols Criminal Intent For Minorities

Clothing representing Silicon Valley wealth doesn’t translate across races

Crewneck tees, Adidas sandals, and hoodies have become the startup uniform in Silicon Valley as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Facebook CEO, Wife, Donate $120M To San Francisco Schools

The donation will help provide Internet connectivity and computers as well as training for new staff

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were married in 2012 after dating since 2003.
Facebook CEO…

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Why this Silicon Valley VC Avoids Gaming, Sports, Music

Bay Area investor fancies disruptive technologies in growth markets

An early investor in Zappos, an online shoe and clothing shop, he reaped the rewards…

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2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

By Patrick Austin

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Homeless Coder Leo Grand Still Homeless

Leo Grand's ride-sharing app brought him celebrity and a bit of money, but he still hasn't spent it, and is still homeless

Homeless New Yorker Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue teamed up to create a ride-sharing…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet.…

By Patrick Austin

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Rap Genius Co-founder Resigns Over Insensitive Santa Barbara Shooter Comments

Mahbod Moghadam left inappropriate annotations on the manifesto of shooter Elliot Rodgers

Mahbod Moghadam was a wild card at Rap Genius, and has been known to share…

By Patrick Austin

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California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Online Privacy

Kamala D. Harris' proposed guidelines show how sites can comply with California's newest privacy laws that require companies to disclose privacy practices

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris says the guidelines will help sites
California is making it…

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T. Boone Pickens Welcomes Dr. Dre to The 1 Percent With a Tweet

After telling Drake that $1 billion is harder to make than $1 million, business magnate T. Boone Pickens is welcoming potential billionaire Dr. Dre to the ultimate club.

Business magnate T. Boone Pickens has donated over half a billion dollars to charities and…

By Patrick Austin

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Highest-Paid Female Exec Now Works For Apple

Angela Ahrendts could be the highest paid female executive at a public company, topping Yahoo's Marrisa Mayer

Before joining Apple, Ahrendts was the CEO of Burberry for 8 years, and was successful…

By Patrick Austin

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A 21-Year-Old Just Scored $3 Million For His Events App

Pep Gomez was bored in San Francisco, so he made an app that would help anyone find something cool to do

Fever is only works in New York and Madrid, but Gomez plans to expand to…

By Patrick Austin

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PayPal Executive Fired Over Twitter Rant

Rakesh Agrawal went on an insulting spree over the weekend, calling out everyone from venture capitalists to fellow coworkers

Agrawal joined PayPal in March after serving as a consultant and became Director of Global…

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New ‘Shaq-Fu’ Project Surpasses $450,000 Crowdfunding Goal

Top backers paid up to $35,000 for special perks

Shaquille O’Neal’s crowdfunding campaign for his new version of ‘Shaq-Fu’ game beat its $450,000 goal.…

By Patrick Austin

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White House Correspondents Association Honors Shunned Pioneer Reporter

Tribute finally paid to ace black reporter barred by White House Press Corps

The White House Correspondents Association honored Harry McAlpin, the first black reporter to attend a…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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How A Sociologist Hid Her Pregnancy From The Web

Janet Vertesi spoke at Theorizing the Web about the lengths she went to keep her pregnancy a secret from advertisers

Janet Vertesi spoke about buying hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards to hide from…

By Patrick Austin

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De’Von Christopher Johnson: Embracing Technology to Publish Print Magazines

'We as a people need and deserve to see ourselves in print'

In the age of the internet, most people feel that the best way to obtain…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Have Lunch With Apple’s CEO (If You Can Afford It)

If you've got $67,500 to spend, you could have lunch with Tim Cook and support human rights

You can’t buy love, and you can’t buy friends.
But you can buy lunch with Apple…

By Patrick Austin

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Nas Provides Scholarships for Tech Students

Prolific rapper partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who have an interest in technology

Prolific rapper Nas partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who…

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Funkmaster Flex Partners with Emmis Communications in Online Properties

Media company has a 40% stake in Flexco

This includes blog sites, Flex’ InFlexWeTrust, DJ Enuff’s ThatsEnuff.com and Angie Martinez’ AngieReview.com, all Hot…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Google’s Hiring Manager Reveals How To Land The Job

Google's Laszlo Bock on how to frame yourself as a valuable potential employee, at Google or anywhere

There are loads of interview tips online, from how to respond correctly to questions to…

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Nike's Fuelband has kept the company's name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.

Nike Lays Off Fuelband Hardware Team

With Nike dropping out of the hardware business, could Nike+ be in Apple's rumored smartwatch?

Nike’s Fuelband has kept the company’s name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.
Nike’s…

By Patrick Austin

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Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which resulted in the dissemination of Social Insurance Numbers of 900 citizens.

19-Year-Old Arrested for Heartbleed Hacking

Western University student Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes is charged with stealing the personal information of around 900 Canadian citizens

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which…

By Patrick Austin

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Christopher Carbone used writer Mikki Kendall's photo as an avatar for #RaceSwapExp, and was deluged with hateful responses.

Man Uses Black Female Picture on Twitter For #RaceSwapExp, Receives Hate Speech

During Suey Park's protest against Colbert, Carbone participated in #RaceSwapExp, where he used a black avatar instead of his normal one

Are you surprised?

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TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon won for "Celebrity Entrepreneur of the Year."

Shorty Awards: Who’s Who of Social Media Honored in New York City

Jerry Seinfield, Nick Cannon among Shorty Award honorees

The Shorty Awards, held in New York City at the Times Center, honored the best…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The #DarkSkinRedLips founder committed suicide at age 22.

22-Year-Old “ForBrownGirls.com” Founder Karyn Washington Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington started the #DarkSkinRedLip project to combat remarks that encouraged colorism in the black community

Another young life lost

By Patrick Austin

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Condoleezza Appointed to Dropbox Board, Twitter Flips

Protesters are using #DropDropbox to show their disapproval at the appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Dropbox's Board of Directors

The site’s grievances with the choice lay in Rice’s past actions under the Bush Administration

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The First Instagram Selfie From Space is Pretty Awesome

With Earth in the background photobombing, American astronaut Steven Swanson became the first person to take a selfie on Instagram in space

The photo was taken in the observatory module of the space station, the Cupola

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Sharpton’s FBI Informant Involvement Spurs #SharptonMobName Hashtag

Sharpton held a press conference at his National Action Network headquarters to clarify the story about his involvement with the FBI

He was responsible for gathering key pieces of information while wearing a wire in order…

By Patrick Austin

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White House Not Happy Over David Ortiz, Samsung ‘Selfie’ Stunt with President

Thanks to the Red Sox MVP, selfies at the White House could be banned

Why all the drama over selfies?

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Tech Entrepreneur Talks Success, Lack of Blacks in Tech Field

CEO talks business, IT and why there are so few blacks in the industry

The 19-year-old Southfield, Michigan-based company provides a host of IT consulting and staffing services to…

By Alan Hughes

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BE Hackathon 2014: Q&A With Hackathon Judges and Hosts

Black Enteprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon judges answer a few questions about coding and opportunities.

Here are the judges

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Carolyn Malachi is an independent, Grammy-nominated artist and the great-granddaughter of Jazz pianist John Malachi.

Grammy Nominated Singer Provides Her Tech Tips for Recording Artists

From Youtube videos to Bitcoin, Carolyn Malachi has a few tech tips that'll make your music career a little easier

Carolyn Malachi blends Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and lots of imagination

By Carolyn Malachi

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Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in the tech community.

Jesse Jackson Targets Silicon Valley’s Poor Diversity Record

Rev. Jackson wants to make companies like Apple and HP address the diversity issue in the tech community.

Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in…

By Patrick Austin

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#SMW 2014: Black Enterprise Talks Social Media Innovation

Black Enterprise's 'Innovate or Die!' panel answered questions about what to share and how to share it when it comes to your business.

During Social Media Week, Black Enterprise and Toyota presented its ‘Innovate or Die: How to…

By Patrick Austin

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The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future of America.

Startup Innovation ‘At Its Peak’ According to Bill Gates

Microsoft's founder shares his views on Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp.

The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future…

By Patrick Austin

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Shaq Says He Spends $1,000 on Apps

Could the Big Aristotle one day be called the Big Techie?

Check out Shaq’s really cool interview with the Wall St. Journal’s Evelyn Rusli and find…

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From Red Lobster to Banking Leader: One Woman Shares Her Story of Transitions and Success

Anie-Akpe Lewis, Innov8tiv mag founder, talks leveraging diverse experiences

Akpe-Lewis, banking executive and founder of Innov8tiv magazine, shares how her diverse career background has…

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Sony America's CEO Jack Tretton has spent 19 years at the company, and helped launch the original PlayStation.

Sony’s Jack Tretton to Step Down Next Month

Tretton has been with Sony since the launch of the PlayStation, and helped the company sell over 50 million PlayStation 2 consoles.

Sony America’s CEO Jack Tretton has spent 19 years at the company, and helped launch…

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Brooklyn photographer Daniel Arnold has earned over $5,000 so far in his Instagram photo sale.

Instagram Made This Man $15K in One Day

By selling some 4 x 6's on Instagram, Daniel Arnold went from being a poor artist to a pretty well-off photographer.

Brooklyn photographer Daniel Arnold has earned over $5,000 so far in his Instagram photo sale.
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Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, is said to have an estimated $400 million worth of the virtual currency.

The Creator of Bitcoin Has Been Uncovered

It's a man in California, and his name is Satoshi

Will they find him?

By Patrick Austin

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The Microsoft founder has given away over $23 billion thanks to his philanthropic organization.

Bill Gates is, Again, the Richest Person in the World

He's stepped down as Chairman at Microsoft, but will be helping new CEO Satya Nadella as his Technology Advisor

Microsoft stock rose and so did Gates’ bank account

By Patrick Austin

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Join IBOM LLC and Black Enterprise for a conversation on using social media to take your business global.

#SMW 2014: Innov8tiv Talks How to Launch A Global Business

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in partnership with IBOM LLC, and Black Enterprise

Technology news site Innov8tiv, hosted a panel during Social Media Week 2014 at NYU, in…

By Patrick Austin

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Beverly Tatum, Ph.D., will be honored with the Barbara Graves Awards at the 2015 Women of Power Summit. (Image: Spelman College)

Spelman College President Beverly Tatum On Preparing the Next Gen of STEM Leaders

Black Enterprise’s ‘Educating Our Daughters’ speaker discusses women in STEM

Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to talk about the future of…

By Janel Martinez

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Verizon Executive Michelle Dutton Talks Women in STEM and the Importance of Exploring Technical Fields

Vice President of Global Network Systems and Support at Verizon on career trajectory and opportunities in technology

Black Enterprise caught up with the Michelle Dutton, Vice President of Global Network Systems and…

By Janel Martinez

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High Schooler Jaylen Bledsoe Heads His Own Tech Company, Bledsoe Technologies LLC

Fifteen year old CEO oversees a successful technology company

Jaylen Bledsoe, 15, founded his Missouri-based IT consulting company, Bledsoe Technologies LLC.

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10 People You Should Be Following on Twitter

Founder and chief executive of Quintessence Multimedia Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady) lists top individuals to follow

Founder and chief executive of Quintessence Multimedia Melinda Emerson (@SmallBizLady) highlights game changers to follow…

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Onboarding service for international students    Many students from other countries attend American colleges and universities.  For those who have not lived in America for awhile or for those who have lived in homogenous neighborhoods until attending college, the college experience may be overwhelming. If you enjoy meeting new people and are compassionate perhaps you can work with the office of student affairs at your school to create a welcoming service and hospitality program for international students.

Congress Urges High School Students to Participate in STEM Student App Challenge

Congressmen invite high school students to flex their tech skills

Open to all high school students in the participating congressional districts, The House Student App…

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John W. Thompson Replaces Bill Gates as Chairman of Microsoft Board

Virtual Instruments CEO brings more than 40 years experience as tech innovator

John W. Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, has been named chairman of the board of…

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Deena Pierott is the founder of iUrban Teen Tech, a program that exposes underserved teens to career opportunities within science and technology (Image: Deena Pierott)

iUrban Teen Tech Founder Deena Pierott Introduces Teens to STEM Disciplines

White House Champion of Change honoree invests in tomorrow’s tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com honors Pierott as Innovator of the Week for her dedication to bridging the achievement…

By Janel Martinez

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The Phat Startup Hosts Panel Discussion with VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk

Innovative entrepreneur drops gems on crowd at Alley NYC

Vaynerchuk, who released Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a…

By Janel Martinez

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The New Alchemy: Engineering Grammy Gold

Alchemists creating Grammy hits with latest studio technology

As the 56th annual Grammy awards approaches, BlackEnterprise.com contributor Carolyn Malachi takes a look at…

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‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place over Martin Luther King weekend, at the microblogging site’s headquarters in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley. In true collaborative spirit, organizations such as All Star Code, Blacks in Tech and Silicon Harlem showed their support for Black Techies’ first overnight event.

[Photos] NYC Tech Group Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Hackathon

‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place…

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All Star Code founder Christina Lewis Halpern and students drop by the MLK Dream Code hackathon (Image: Kevin Steck)

‘Black Techies’ Hosts Hackathon to Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hackers work against clock to create social good innovations

Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. The 30-plus-hour…

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Black Girls Code Wins First Place in Windows Azure Developers Competition

TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color wins $50,000 grant

Black Girls Code wins first place and $50,000 in AzureDev community campaign.

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#NPRBlacksinTech Twitter Chat Series Spotlights Blacks in STEM

NPR’s ‘Tell Me More with Michel Martin’ hosts Twitter chat with innovators of color

From Dec. 2 through Dec. 20, NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin is chatting…

By Janel Martinez

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Kollective South’s Sian Morson Introduces Atlanta Community to Tech

Tech entrepreneur establishes co-working space in historic district in Atlanta

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Kollective Mobile founder to discuss the inspiration behind Kollective South,…

By Janel Martinez

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Artist and Fitness Buff Talks Social Media’s Role in Career Advancement

Keaira LaShae uses Web to merge professional interests

Artist and fitness enthusiast Keaira LaShae has used social media to fuel her day job…

By Sasha King

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Felecia Hatcher of Feverish Pops On Her Social Media Savvy Company and Sweet Life of Entrepreneurship

PopPreneur invests in business and burgeoning tech ecosystem in Miami

For her passion for tech, love of entrepreneurship and dedication to the next gen, BlackEnterprise.com…

By Janel Martinez

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Hosts Twitter Roundtable on STEAM

WHIEEAA gathers tech experts, founders and supporters for social roundtable

To commemorate 2013 American Education Week (November 18-22), The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence…

By Janel Martinez

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Women Interactive Founders Look to Fix Tech Industry’s Gender Issue

Brains behind Women Interactive Creative Technology Conference on filling tech pipeline with women of color

The founding curators of Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival, Sabrina Harvey and Ashia Sims, spoke…

By Janel Martinez

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Independent artist Carolyn Malachi utilizes the power of social media to spread her artistry (Image: Carolyn Malachi/Facebook)

Grammy Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi On the Power of Social and Her Blerd Appeal

Singer, songwriter and producer strikes chord with many blerds

During downtime on her recent tour, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the Queen of Blerd Music…

By Janel Martinez

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Style Bloggers of Color Attendees Learn the Business of Blogging at 2nd Annual Conference

Strength of Nature’s Beautiful Textures presents 2013 Style Bloggers of Color Conference

Founded by Mattie James of Mattieologie, the two-day conference featured a bevy of social media…

By Janel Martinez

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Digital Undivided Champions Diversity in Tech With FOCUS 100

Annual tech conference draws large crowd of women entrepreneurs and executives to Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City

Held at Ogilvy Worldwide headquarters in New York City, the three-day annual event (October 4-6),…

By Janel Martinez

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Talks Entrepreneurship and Hip Hop

Tech entrepreneur shares tips to business success at The Phat Startup NYC meet-up

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talked about his entrepreneurial journey at The Phat Startup NYC MeetUp…

By Janel Martinez

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Sprint Announces Mobile Health Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Based in Kansas City, Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator brings innovation to emerging tech hub

Sprint and Techstars have partnered to launch a mobile health accelerator in Kansas City. Beginning…

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Video Games May Sharpen Brain Power in Older Adults

Acquiring video game skills may translate into better multitasking abilities for middle-aged and elderly adults

A study led by Adam Gazzaley of the University of California San Francisco tested a…

By Janel Martinez

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Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert's got game off the court as brand ambassador for Activision's Call of Duty brand ambassador (Image: Roy Hibbert official site)

NBA Player Roy Hibbert On Gaming and Serving As a ‘Call of Duty’ Brand Ambassador

During offseason, the 7-foot-2 player promotes 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' and other Activision titles

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with NBA player Roy Hibbert at his first E3 to talk about…

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Black Twitter Responds to Fast Company’s ’25 Smartest Women On Twitter’ List

#SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter dominates Twitter timelines

BlackEnterprise.com tracked the #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter hashtag.

By Janel Martinez

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Facebook Partners With Phone Companies to Launch Internet.org

Initiative designed to bring affordable Internet access to 5 billion people

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Internet.org, a partnership aimed at…

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Gerome Sapp created Fluencr, a marketplace that gives individuals the same access to their favorite brands and initiatives that athletes and celebrities have and get rewarded for their influence.

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp On His Journey from Athlete to Tech Founder

Former football player creates platform where influencers gain endorsements from brands

By aggregating algorithm’s of social actions generated by an individual to a specific brand, Fluencr…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Social Influence: Nas Raises Over $60,000 on Crowdtilt for Family Stranded By Fire

Rapper uses his celebrity and fame to raise funds for family in need

Queens-bred rapper Nas started a Crowdtilt campaign, urging others to help raise funds for the…

By Janel Martinez

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Report Shows Number of Seniors Using Social Media More Than Tripled

Nearly 43% of Internet users ages 65 and older report they use social media

A report released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that the number…

By Janel Martinez

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MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes On Grabbing a Slice of the Movie Pie

Founder of MoviePass app looks to create a blockbuster of his own

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes about his newest venture and the convergence of…

By Alan Hughes

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Usain Bolt Added to ‘Temple Run 2’

Six-time Olympic gold medalist is now in popular video game

Usain Bolt is now a playable character in the endless running game available on Apple…

By Janel Martinez

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White House Recognizes Tech Leaders As ‘Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion’

Eleven individuals honored at White House event for implementing initiatives that add more women, minorities and underserved youth to tech pipeline

As part of the White House Tech Inclusion initiative, the Champions of Change for Tech…

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Black Blogger Month: BrothaTech, Breaking Tech Talk Down for the Masses

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed geek or tech novice, Terrance Gaines is speaking your language when it comes to gadgets and tools

As Black Blogger Month continues, Terrance Gaines, widely-known as BrothaTech, shares his tech expertise and…

By Janel Martinez

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Spike Lee Is Raising Money for New Film Via Kickstarter

Fans raised millions for Veronica Mars project

Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million for the project

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Supermodel & Businesswoman Tyra Banks Becomes First Fashion Icon To Invest In TheHunt.com Through F

Fashion Icon Tyra Banks Fierce Capital, LLC. Invests in New Startup

Investment comes through Tyra's recently formed Fierce Capital, LLC

Via Fierce Capital, LLC, Tyra is leveraging her unique background of 20 years as a…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Google obtains Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger. In December, Google Book Search (originally called Google Print) is released.  

Fun fact: The American Dialect Society voted “google” the “most useful” word of the year in 2002 at the top of this year.

#BlackTwitter Stops Juror B37’s Book Deal

Twitter petition launched by Genie Lauren ends book plans for one of six jurors who sat on the Zimmerman jury

One passionate Twitter user, Genie Lauren, known on the platform as @MoreAndAgain, began circulating a…

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Calling All Blerds: Blerdology to Begin 7-City Tour in Orlando

Social enterprise dedicated to supporting the Black tech community will kick off Blerd’s Night Out series in Florida this weekend

Blerdology is kicking off the first installment in its multi-city tour on Saturday, July 13.…

By Janel Martinez

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Jay-Z Spends Quality Time With Fans on Twitter

Rapper-turned-business mogul broke Twitter silence on Monday

Sean “Jay-Z” Carter breaks Twitter silence and answers a barrage of questions from his fans…

By Janel Martinez

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Black Girls Code Competes to Win $50,000 in Microsoft Azure Developers Competition

Only TechEd nonprofit focused on girls of color is one of top three finalists

Black Girls Code (BGC) is in the running to win a $50,000 grant from Microsoft’s…

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Former menswear designer, Rachel Brooks, created Citizen Made, an e-commerce platform to assist retailers who sell customizable products.

Maverick Maker Rachel Brooks Talks Business of Design and Technology

Citizen Made co-founder on transitioning to tech, mentorship and perfecting your pitch

Citizen Made co-founder Rachel Brooks talks to BlackEnterprise.com about her transition into the tech industry,…

By Janel Martinez

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‘We Are the 15 Percent’ Site Generates Outpouring of Love

“We Are The 15 Percent” website features mixed race families and couples

Alyson West and her husband Michael David Murphy, an interracial couple from Atlanta, Georgia, have…

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In 2008, Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network with one another, gain new skills to maintain their technical mastery in social media and technology, and gain opportunities for sponsorship.

Tech Startup of the Week: Blogging While Brown Strives to Make the Blogosphere a More Diverse Space

Gina McCauley on why the voices of Black bloggers matter in today's tech space

Gina McCauley launched Blogging While Brown, an annual conference where bloggers of color can network…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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OCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp Kicks Off October 4th with over 80% of speakers women and people of color

FOCUS100 Symposium and Bootcamp Returns October 4th

The most diverse tech conference on the planet is back!

FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp kicks off October 4th with over 80 percent of speaker…

By C. Daniel Baker

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How to Find the Right E-Commerce Platform

See why determining which e-commerce platform starts with the entrepreneur

Infographic analyzes the drawbacks and benefits of the major e-commerce platforms — and which one…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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11 of the Easiest Online Businesses to Start Right Now

Legitimate online businesses you can start immediately

The easiest online businesses to start right now.

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Black Men Winning: 4 Stellar Leaders in Tech Innovation

Part of the Month of the Man, we highlight male leaders of excellence

This month, for BlackEnterprise.com’s Month of the Man, we highlight top male innovators in technology.

By Janelle Rucker

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

Preteens All Over Social Media Unsupervised

Tweens undeterred by dangers of cyberbullying, sexual predators

Nearly 90 percent of tweens think their social media sites are safe, despite well-documented dangers.

By Aaron Morrison

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White House Attempts to Support High-Tech Patents

Major steps announced to encourage innovation

The White House announced on Tuesday five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations for Congress…

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"Criminal Minds" Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign And Commits To Matching Funds

Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Film Project

The goal is to raise $1.5 million of the film's $3 million budget through the site

“Criminal Minds” actor Shemar Moore is using Kickstarter to enlist financial support for his new…

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Rich Winley took advantage of relationships with mentors while participating in a technology accelerator.

Rich Winley Dishes On ‘No Chains’ Food App and Launching a Mobile Product

The serial entrepreneur on developing an app

Black Enterprise talks with tech entrepreneur, Rich Winley to discuss his best practices for launching…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Man Who Threatened President Obama on Twitter Gets 6 Months

Donte Jamar Sims receives jail time after threatening to assassinate the president via Twitter

Donte Jamar Sims, 22, was sentenced to six months in prison after threatening to assassinate…

By Janel Martinez

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Serial tech entrepreneur, Tanisha Robinson, launched TicketFire to help digitize event passes (Image: Tanisha Robinson)

Tanisha Robinson Talks Juggling Ventures, Tech Accelerators and Exit Strategies

See how this serial tech entrepreneur balances it all

TicketFire founder Tanisha Robinson talks juggling more than two tech startups, rocking the tech world…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Teens Create Bicycle-Powered Water Filtration System to Provide Safe Drinking Water

High schoolers led a team of inventors, bringing their high-powered device to the White House

Young innovators Kiona Elliot and Payton Karr presented the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam program’s pedal-powered filtration system…

By Janel Martinez

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Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-Based Travel Startup Localeur Expands to Add Houston

Austin-based company plans launch of iPhone app, additional cities in 2013

With a successful launch in Austin, Localeur today announced plans to expand into Houston on…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Nelson Mandela’s Grandsons Launch Social Network, Mandela.is

Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah honor grandfather with new social hub

Mandela’s grandsons Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela Amuah discuss the inspiration behind Mandela.is, how the…

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ODB and Eazy-E Holograms to Perform At Rock the Bells Festival This Fall

Late Wu-Tang Clan and N.W.A. rappers will be resurrected as holograms for annual hip-hop music festival

Holograms of Ol Dirty Bastard, widely known as ODB, and Eazy-E will take the stage…

By Janel Martinez

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Never before has a group of black tech experts and financiers of such high caliber and influence been assembled for a comprehensive and engaging event as this year's Black Enterprise Entrepreneur's Conference in Columbus, Ohio. If you're a tech startup looking for an insider's view of the tech world, then you should be here. But if you can't catch the conversation on Twitter, follow the #BEEC hashtag. 

Here, BlackEnterprise.comtakes a look at 16 tech innovators preparing to educate and empower our registrants this week with business basics and hi-tech tools they'll  need to succeed in our nation's innovation economy.--Marcia Wade Talbert

Meet the Tech Titans at 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Check out the tech speakers at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference.

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Quixey Hires Former Google, Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Quixey Hires Former Google and Spotify Executive Richard Gregory

Most recently, Gregory was VP of Revenue at Spotify

Richard Gregory has been responsible for over one billion dollars in revenue over the course…

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Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, of iROKO Partners, have launched SPARK, a $1 million venture that will invest in Nigeria's most talented tech entrepreneurs. (Image: iROKO Partners)

Founder of ‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ and Partners Invest $1 Million For Nigerian Tech Startups

In exclusive interview, tech leader talks innovation in Lagos

Exclusive interview with BlackEnterprise.com: iROKO Partners’ Jason Jason Njoku talks investing in Africa’s tech innovations…

By Janell Hazelwood

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IBOM L.L.C founder, Anie Akpe-Lewis and Mayven PR founder, Yvonne Unubun, partnered to organize the "Africans Creating Technology" event, gathering some of the who's who in the industry to talk about the emerging sector and opportunities in Africa and ways African-owned startups can thrive within the U.S. and abroad.

Photos: BlackEnterprise.com Sponsors “Africans Creating Technology” Event

Check out a recap of the New York gathering of global tech leaders

BlackEnterprise.com sponsored IBOM L.L.C’s “Africans Creating Technology” event in New York City, with industry leaders…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Will Lucas launched Classana to help lifelong learners accomplish their immediate and long term goals. (Image: Christian Bishop)

Tech Founder Will Lucas Says the Future of Education Will Be Self Curated

Classana co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Will Lucas is founder of Classana, an educational resource discovery engine.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Perspectives Leadership Academy senior presented Thermofier at the 3rd annual White House Science Fair (Image: Source)

Young Father Inspired to Invent Pacifier with Built-In Thermometer

Chicago teen Anthony Halmon moved by daughter to create Thermofier

BlackEnterprise.com spoke to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) scholar Anthony Halmon about what it…

By Janel Martinez

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Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, will be speaking at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, May 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Tech Startup of the Week: Web-Building Platform Placester Helps Real Estate Pros Stay Competitive

Founder and #BEEC2013 speaker Frederick Townes raised a $2.5 million seed round, see how

Frederick Townes, co-founder of Placester, a marketing and website-building platform for real estate agents, nails…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chris Rock Causes Morning Mayhem on Social Media, Calls Jason Kidd Gay

The comedian garnered some laughs and scoffs with early morning tweet

The morning after NBA center Jason Collins announced he was gay, receiving an incredible amount…

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Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Equity Crowdfunding Site

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Joins RockThePost Crowdfunding Site

The company's mission is to democratize the fundraising practice.

Barbara is one of the “Sharks” starring in the hit ABC TV show “Shark Tank,”…

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Young Leader Advocates for Tech Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

AWP Network founder working to uplift next generation of African innovators

Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, took a page from her father’s business book to to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chicago Tech Academy junior Shaquiesha Davis chatting with actor-turned-techie LeVar Burton and Bill Nye the Science Guy during the 3rd annual White House Science Fair on Monday, April 22 (Image: White House)

Chicago High School Student Creates App to Connect Caregivers to Parents

Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at 3rd Annual White House Science Fair

Chicago high-schooler Shaquiesha Davis presented her Baby B 4 Me app at the 3rd annual…

By Janel Martinez

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SBA, NWBC, and Women Innovators to host #STEMforHer Twitter Q & A

Why More Women Should Be Introduced To Tech Careers

Writer stresses importance of exposing girls to STEM job options

Off the top of your head name 5 people who are known as being tech…

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Jason Derulo Takes to Vine to Promote New Single

Recording artist uses video-sharing app to garner engagement around “The Other Side”

Early adopter to video-sharing app Vine, Jason Derulo is using the 2-month old social networking…

By Janel Martinez

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Girl Scouts Chapter to Introduce Patch for Video Game Development

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International partner to create new skill patch

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with Women in Games International to…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Bolstr Let’s Small Businesses Navigate Equity Investments Like Wall Street

Dynamic revenue-sharing engine allows 'main street small businesses' to connect with potential investors

One year after the JOBS Act, small businesses can use Bolstr to raise money from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Window shop ahead of time

Once you’ve made your list of must-have items, find out which retailers carry them in the sizes you will need. Don’t wait until the day of to start your search for the perfect gift. One of the perks of shopping online is that you can window show 24/7 so get to browsing so you don’t waste time later searching a site with great sales for everything but what you’re looking for.

Are You Guilty of Showrooming?

57% of showroomers test products, then order on Amazon

While many shoppers are saving, retailers are getting hit hard by the rise in showrooming.…

By Janel Martinez

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Jon Gosier, co-founded MetaLayer, a data management platform, in 2011.

Tech Startup of the Week: MetaLayer Takes Big Data and Makes Sense of It

Big data benefits non-profits, not just techies and big businesses

Big data company MetaLayer created a powerful platform that is simple to use.

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Venus Williams

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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