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Beyoncé, Google for Your Home, and More Featured at Google I/O Kick-off

Google I/O shows Google will continue to mesh even further into the fabric of our…

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Minority and Female Presence Increases Slightly at Google I/O

Google is still working on diversifying the Google I/O conference

The number of blacks in attendance at this year’s Google I/O conference remain stagnant from…

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Jerry Nemorin, Founder and CEO, LendStreet (JUDGE)
Irum Musharraf, PayActiv (FINALIST)
Angel Rich, WealthyLife (FINALIST AND WINNER)
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This Black Women’s Tech Startup Was Just Awarded A $10,000 JPMorgan Chase Grant

WealthyLife, a black, female-owned startup, will use the JPMorgan Chase grant to expand their financial literacy technology offerings

““As an entrepreneurial team of black women, we’ve experienced firsthand the challenges underrepresented communities face…

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Tiny Projector Turns Your Wall Into a 150-foot TouchScreen!

The Lazertouch projector weighs 5 ounces but makes a huge image

Lazertouch creates a virtual touchscreen and interactive whiteboard.

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Mother-Daughter Power Team Launch Tech Startup, Mixtroz

Mixtroz seeks to recreate the networking-at-events experience

She says she felt like a “creep”, “Checking out other women’s breast areas to confirm…

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Allegations Facebook Suppresses Right-Wing News Are Weak

The hysteria over Facebook suppressing conservative news is hogwash

Facebook is not a media company or a news organization.

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Timbaland Invests in New Tech Company That Lets You ‘Feel’ Sound

Timbaland backs company with an innovative way to let users experience sound throughout their body

“SubPac is a game changing experience for both artists and fans,” said Timbaland

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Will.i.am Doesn’t Buy Smartwatches; He Makes His Own

Will.i.am's latest tech venture is the Dial wearable; a smartwatch that works independent of a phone

“But I don’t know why the f**k I need those watches right now.”

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A Co-working Space Grows in Detroit

A Place in Detroit offers startups in the Motor City, affordable and organic co-working office space

We will provide coworking space and opportunity outside of downtown Detroit; once you get outside…

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Google Steps Up for Flint

Google jumps in to help Flint, Michigan, awarding a quarter of a million dollars to fight the poisoned water crisis

The fund was created to help newborns to children up to 6 years old—this group…

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Met Gala Marks Official Marriage of Fashion and Tech

This year's Met gala showed high-society technology is even overtaking fashion

Printing technology and in particular 3D printing are opening new doors of creativity for fashion…

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An Original ‘DOOM’ Game Addict’s Thoughts on the New Beta

A new version of DOOM, the iconic, apocalyptic, monster-slaying game, is set to release on May 13. The studio opened the beta version up for testing. Here are some thoughts on new DOOM

It’s more like a futuristic, in-hell Call of Duty.

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Tech Review: Netatmo Welcome Home Security Camera

A stylish, intelligent indoor Internet security camera

The camera immediately starts identifying and alerting you via its app, any faces in its…

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Cable-Cutters Rejoice: TiVo Gets a Makeover

TiVo makes the Roamio DVR even more enticing to those who want to cut or reduce cable service

TiVo Roamio gets more storage and comes with no required subscription fee.

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Airbnb Rules the “Gig” Economy

Airbnb is poised to lead the gig economy and we can expect to see a similar "sharing" model in enterprises and in manufacturing

The next, and potentially most disruptive, sector to emerge in the sharing economy will be…

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The Uber for Private Jets Is Finally Here

Private jet sharing because car-sharing is for plebes

Think commercial flights meets private aviation.

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5 of the Most Far-Out Uses of Robots at RoboUniverse

RoboUniverse came to New York City this weekend to show us the robot revolution is here

“The goal is to eventually create exoskeletons which would allow the disabled full mobility…”

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Organizations in Bernie Sanders’ State Are Fundraising for This African-American App

Historians in Vermont want an African American Heritage Trail app to highlight the state's rich African American history

Black Vermonters have been here since the 1600s…

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No Same-Day for You: Amazon and Other Examples of Unequal Access in Tech

A report shows that Amazon withholds its same-day delivery service to several zip codes in predominately black neighborhoods. It's just one example of tech racism

How unfortunate that technology advances so much faster than humans’ capacity to not be racist,…

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Charter and Time Warner Merger Will Screw Cable Customers Even More

The merging of Charter and Time Warner Cable will create a cable company Frankenstein that will stomp consumers

And it’s we, the customers, who stand to lose the most.

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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