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100,000 Taxpayers’ Data Stolen in IRS Breach

Criminals accessed tax information through the Get Transcript service provided by the agency

Criminals accessed more than 100,000 taxpayers’ personal tax information and bilked the agency for millions…

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Blastchat Creator Jhamar Youngblood Strives to Simplify Group Communication

The iOS app can mass message groups of friends and even college campuses

Jhamar Youngblood sees Blastchat, his iPhone application, making “mass communication as easy as possible.”

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[RECAP] Internet Week NY: Diverse Hiring, Intrapreneurship Key for Tech Startups

Insights into diverse hiring, fostering 'intrapreneurial' growth and social media branding

Internet Week NY is wrapping up after delivering mountains from into innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.

By Joel Lyons

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Coca-Cola Founders Program Invests in Tech Startups

The program seeks out established entrepreneurs to develop innovations for its business

Coca-Cola is recruiting established entrepreneurs to the Coke side of life.

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[REPORT] On-Demand Workers Like Job Flexibility But Want Benefits

Survey finds despite perks of working when they want, many want a 9-to-5 schedule

A revealing new study provides details about the people who are making up the on-demand…

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Obama’s New Twitter Sets Guinness World Record

The president’s @POTUS handle became the fastest account to amass 1 million followers

Within his first 24 hours of creating a Twitter, President Obama was averaging 1,213 followers…

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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

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[STUDY] Twitter Used More Than Facebook by Top Global CEOs

None of the top 50 CEOs had searchable Facebook accounts compared to 10% who had a presence on Twitter

In a study conducted by PR firm Weber Shandwick of the top 50 companies found…

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FBI: Hacker Took Over Plane, Made It Fly Sideways

According to a warrant, Chris Roberts used an in-flight entertainment system to access the main computer

The FBI says a computer expert briefly hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment and caused…

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[REPORT] Female Tech Entrepreneurs Are Optimistic Despite Discrimination

Women in Silicon Valley encouraged more to enter the field

The lack of women in Silicon Valley is not news, but their views on being…

By Joel Lyons

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Google Employees Spend 20% of Work Time on Diversity Efforts

Employees in the Diversity Core program spend one-fifth of their time making the company more friendly to women and minorities

How much of your day does your job let you focus on diversity initiatives? If…

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Kris Sanchez’s Random Success with UberFacts

UberFacts has grown from a Twitter hobby to a $500,000-plus-a-year business

When Kris Sanchez signed up for Twitter in late 2009, he wouldn’t have predicted it…

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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[REPORT] Cybercrime to Cost Business $2 Trillion in 2019

Sophisticated hackers are launching attacks that can cost businesses $150 million to fix

Nearly 1/5 small businesses is already at risk for being hit by cybercrime and even…

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New Book Tells Stories of Black Pioneers in Space Program

'We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program' talks being black in NASA during its early days

A newly released book profiles 10 African American space workers who were pioneers in their…

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Google to Spend $150 Million on Diversity Initiatives in 2015

The variety of goals seek to break down the barriers at the company and in Silicon Valley

Google will be spending $150 million on diversity initiatives in 2015, seeking to break down…

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Jesse Jackson Urges Diverse Hiring in Silicon Valley at PUSHTech2020 Summit

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition event saw the Rev. and others delivering the message to top tech execs

Rev. Jesse Jackson took Silicon Valley to task with his Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s PUSHTech2020 Summit…

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Black Enterprise CEO to Speak at Diversity in Tech Event

Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. a panelist at Rainbow PUSH Coalition's PUSHTech2020 Summit

Black Enterprise CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr. will be among the speakers at Rainbow PUSH…

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[REPORT] Minorities Landed More Tech Jobs in Labor Market Recovery

Blacks and Hispanics had increases from 2009-2014, but women made up just 25% of tech workforce

More blacks got tech jobs during labor market recovery, with women making up 25% of…

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

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