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Apple Halts Sales In Russia

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Russia is having an economic downturn, and Apple is pulling out of the country.
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BlackBerry’s New Phone Is Old School

The brand new BlackBerry Classic still has a keyboard

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Today, BlackBerry announced a new phone, the Classic.
But can its latest attempt…

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Could Samsung Fight Apple Pay?

A partnership with LoopPay could change the payment scene

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Apple Pay is quickly becoming the most popular way to use your phone…

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Washington D.C. Taxi Commission Developing Uber Competitor

The nation's capital is tackling on-demand taxis

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Uber’s biggest competition could come from the U.S. government.
Washington D.C.’s taxi commission is preparing…

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Uhasibu Presents Top Solution for All East African SMEs

The Project Based Accounting Module solves the issue

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have demonstrated…

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The App You Need Before Your Next Job Interview or Business Meeting

Charlie can save you 30 minutes per day

Nowadays, nearly everyone has a mobile device at their fingertips and the Internet readily available.…

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10 Tools You Need to Launch Your Freelance Business

These apps provide time management and can increase your productivity

If you’re ready to join 53 million Americans working as a Freelancer, you should have…

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8 Apps to Ease Your Travel Anxiety

By accessing your smartphone, eliminate unnecessary stress

The following is a feature from Innov8tiv.com:
What to pack, what to leave home? Checking in…

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Splurge of The Week: Smart Kapp Dry Erase Board

Whiteboard, meet the future

The Smart Kapp dry erase board could bring meetings to the 21st century. (Image credit:…

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Swiss Watchmaker TAG Heuer Could Show a Smartwatch

The company hinted at the timepiece in September

French luxury watch maker TAG Heuer could debut its smartwatch as soon as January to…

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Apps to Ease Your Parking Woes in New York City and San Francisco

Luxe, an on demand parking and valet service, takes the hassle and headache out of…

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Microsoft Sells Barnes & Noble Nook Shares

The company's bet on e-readers is a losing one

Revealed in an SEC filing, Microsoft has sold its shares in Barnes & Noble’s Nook…

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Google Donating To New York Public Library Wi-Fi Program

The million-dollar donation will provide 10,000 families with a stable hotspot for up to one year

Google's million-dollar investment will power 10,000 data connections for people who cannot afford Internet access.…

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Microsoft Purchases Email Startup Accompli

Innovating email is worth $200 million

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 features a fully adjustable kickstand, a sturdier keyboard cover, and…

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Holiday Tips: 3 Ways to Shop via Instagram

These social-media linked apps will make getting the perfect gift that much easier

Some of our favorite designers and bloggers are adding more power to our fingertips by…

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PRODUCT RED APP STORE ITUNES APPLE

Apple’s Product RED Fundraising Hits App Store

Buying content from participating developers helps the AIDS charity

Apple's partnership with RED started in 2007 with a RED-themed gift card and the red…

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Google's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

Google Glass Stores Closing Down

Is waning support to blame?

Google’s flagship Glass stores are potentially shutting down, and could spell doom for the wearable…

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New Lifestyle App That Pays Cash for Likes Set to Launch

Tool features products from mroe than 1,200 retailers

CoSign, a mobile app set to launch for Android and IOS devices, pays for products…

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Snapchat Now Sends Cash

Mobile payment company Square handling payment portion

Snapchat was recently hacked, leaking thousands of photos. (Image credit: Maurizio Pesce)
Snapchat wants you to…

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U.S. State Department Shuts Down Email After Hack

Classified emails were not compromised, according to reports

The United States State Department was the victim of a cyber attack that caused the…

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New York City Is Bringing Wi-Fi to the Public

Link NYC will bring gigabit speeds to public Wi-Fi and replace the iconic payphone

LinkNYC is a new proposal set to replace the phone booth with a gigabit-speed Wi-Fi…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Net Neutrality

The battle for how data across the Web and access to it is handled rages on

With President Obama in support of net neutrality and the Internet as a utility, now…

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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Kim Kardashian App Makes Four Times Original Investment In First Quarter

Glu Games' $43 million success is testament to reality star's brand

Reality star’s unprecedented $43 million single-quarter success is testament to Kardashian brand.

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Would You Pay $1,000 For Samsung’s Newest Smartphone?

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge certainly thinks you will

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge will be available in the U.S. next week, but its price…

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Soon HBO Will Let You Stream Without Cable

Could this get more people cutting the cable cord?

During a Time Warner investor meeting, HBO’s CEO announced plans to offer HBO GO without…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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Google’s Chief Fears That Surveillance Scandal Will ‘Break the Internet’

Chairman Eric Schmidt is concerned for our Internet safety

The United States surveillance scandal has frightened some big names within the tech world. They…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Witnesses Monster’s Evolution

Evolve bridges the gap between influencers and 'Monsters'

Black Enterprise was on hand at New York’s The Standard NYC hotel to talk about…

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Tesla CEO Will Show Off The ‘D’ October 9

Elon Musk could unveil new, lower cost electric car by next week

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at the arrival of a new product, and gave only…

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PayPal to Split From eBay – Apple Pay Direct Competition

The fast growing e-commerce company is going its own way

Investors have reason to applaud the changing rules of the game as PayPal, the electronic…

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Nas, Snoop Dogg Bet Big On Robinhood App

Creators look to eliminate the middleman, make investing free and easy

App makers look to eliminate the middleman, make investing free and easy, making it attractive…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Beats Music Will Not Shut Down

But that doesn’t mean it won’t change

Apple's been the king of the hill in terms of music distribution, but companies like…

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‘Minecraft’ Creator Leaves After Microsoft Buys Company For $2.5B

Markus Persson leaves company to pursue smaller web experiments

Microsoft, a software and hardware juggernaut within the video game community, acquired Mojang, the company…

By Kevin L. Clark

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New Apple Watch Can Track Your Steps, Heartbeat

Wearable device wants you to keep your new iPhone in your pocket.

Apple announced its first wearable device, called Apple Watch. It’ll debut in early 2015, and…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6 Comes In Two Sizes

For Apple, big phones will live on while your wallet goes extinct.

Apple announced latest smartphones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which feature better cameras, a built-in…

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WATCH: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Goes ‘Rogue’ In New Gameplay Trailer

A face from past lurks in this new clip

Video games fans will be treated to a wealth of new content courtesy of Ubisoft…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

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Computer Chips Coming to a Credit Card Near You

Notice something different about your credit card?

The new computer chips make it harder for thieves to get your information from your…

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The security hole allowed hackers to spy on your unencrypted data ranging from bank information to personal emails.

Apple Partners With Credit Card Companies For Payment System

Could mobile payments make the credit card disappear for good?

Apple’s announcement on Sept. 9 could announce not only new iPhones and a smartwatch, but…

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Great Timing For The Next Frontier: The Wearable Tech Wars Begin

Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google LG prepare to wage battle over what you wear

Analysts say the wearable tech market is about to boom. Here’s how.

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WATCH: LeBron James In Cavaliers Jersey In NBA 2K15 Trailer

Decision 2.0 LeBron stars alongside MVP Kevin Durant

LeBron James, returns in 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15 series. Fans can watch the trailer for…

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REVIEW: Samsung Audio Devices and Galaxy Tab S

Are these latest products worth your money?

BlackEnterprise.com producer reviews the Samsung S Tablet and a host of Samsung audio devices to…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Amazon Testing Drones in India

Country will have to deal with competitor Flipkart

With the FAA currently banning commercial drone use in the U.S., Amazon is going to…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Celebrates Hoops, Good Food And Team USA In Chicago

An Olympic-sized event took place in Chicago

BlackEnterprise.com witnessed NBA greats alongside NIKE, Inc. and USA Basketball in Chicago as they prepped…

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Motorola’s Smartwatch Could Be $250

Best Buy's Moto 360 product page showed a $250 price point before it was taken down

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

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California Is Making Smartphone Kill Switch Mandatory

One university says smartphone theft comprised 62 percent of all campus-related robberies

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

The Latest iPhone Could Debut Next Month

Also, a new smartwatch and Retina MacBook Air could be in the pipeline

Apple’s newest iPhone (or iPhones) could debut September 9 with a slew of new features…

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Uganda’s Oldest Refugee Camp Owns Video Game Arcade

For twenty American cents, resident can play FIFA or PlayStation

NPR’s show, “Planet Money,” is a program that is all about displaced individuals and their…

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

Tesla, Panasonic Teaming Up On Gigafactory Project

Panasonic will invest in Tesla's planned $5 billion battery manufacturing facility

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
Tesla’s planned Gigafactory…

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10 Most Controversially Banned iPhone Apps

These apps were not bettering humanity at all

Apple contains the largest store for digital applications in the world, yet these 10 banned…

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Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Beta Ranks As Most Played Game In Current Generation

To date, beta version clocked in 4,638,937 unique players

The Destiny beta was a highly anticipated event, but who thought that it would become…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Google Wants You To Be The Perfect Human

Search giant looking to see what makes your body tick and make it better

Google’s new project, Baseline Study, wants to gather massive amounts of data on humanity in…

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

By Patrick Austin

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Buy Samsung’s $120,000 TV

Ultra HD television will be pretty lacking in content for quite a while

Samsung’s new 105-inch Ultra HD television costs $120,000, but before you run out and buy…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple’s Wearable Device Could Be Called iTime

Now that the company has smartwatch patents, is it ready to launch?

Patents granted to Apple on Tuesday could provide details about the company’s upcoming iTime smartwatch.

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Previews Sony’s Holiday Jamboree

What is the company's plan after already conquering the gaming industry?

Sony held its annual holiday showcase in New York City. Check out what the company…

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PS4 Outsells Xbox One As Sony Announces June NPD Results

Sony claims victory in the much ballyhooed Console War

The winner of the much ballyhooed Console Wars is the PS4, who boasts #1 sales…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Sci-Fi Fascinations: 10 Twitter Reactions To Bungie’s Destiny Beta Unveiling

Next-gen offering has taken social media by storm

Bungie’s Destiny sci-fi actioner has been regarded as one of the most anticipated games in…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

By Patrick Austin

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Tesla Announces ‘Model 3′ Electric Car

Tesla's strategy taking aim directly at BMW's 3 Series car line

Tesla’s strategy taking aim directly at BMW’s 3 Series car line

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Blame Your Browser For Bad Battery Life

Windows users running Chrome may have seen a dip in battery performance

Windows laptops could be falling victim to an issue in Google’s Chrome browser that can…

By Patrick Austin

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2K Sports Debuts Kevin Durant Cover

Pharrell Williams curated soundtrack for top-selling basketball game

Kevin Durant starring in 2K Sports’ upcoming title, with Pharrell Williams curating the soundtrack for…

By Kevin L. Clark

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4 Golf Gadgets to Help You Dominate the Greens

Track your swings and improve your stroke strength with these tech tools

Whether in your office or on the course, you can keep your golf game in…

By Patrick Austin

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Banking Malware Discovered on Google Play

Mobile banking app attacked

Malware clones a bank’s original app and then uploads it the Google Play store.

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[VIDEO] Tekken 7 Debuts At Evo 2014

Gamers rejoice as highly anticipated title leaked during weekend

Katsuhiro Harada had some explaining to do when his title, Tekken 7, leaked over the…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Could Be Illegal In New York

Drivers caught working with the startup, could face fines, vehicle impound

Ride-sharing startup Lyft is expanding its service to New York, but the city’s Taxi &…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Has a Secret iPhone Store

The location is not quite what you think

A new eBay store popped up that sells what seems to be refurbished products from…

By Patrick Austin

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Two Drone Pilots Arrested By NYPD

Regulation concerning the use of unmanned vehicles has become more important than ever

Two men in Manhattan were arrested on Monday and charged with reckless endangerment for flying…

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New Online Tool For Entrepreneurs With Limited Marketing Resources

Localist integrates social media with calendar and events Web content

Localist, an interactive online calendaring platform, recently launched its ‘Localist Simple’ plan geared toward entrepreneurs…

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Millennials Choose Smartphones Over Deodorant

Report also finds older adults ranked phones and deodorant as equal in importance

The Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility report finds millennials reveal they believe a…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Survey: Advertisers Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

Brands to increase social media spend as part of overall marketing budget

According to Ad Age, marketers reported spending slightly more on digital and social media, but…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Top 5 Highest Banking Crowdfunding Campaigns

LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' and Veronica Mars projects make list

LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow among the highest-funded Kickstarter campaigns at more than $5 million in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

By Patrick Austin

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Report: Millennials, Minorities Lead Shift To Digital Banking

Blacks, Hispanics, young people lead growth in mobile, online banking

African Americans, Hispanics, and millennials leaders in mobile, online banking, report finds.

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

By Teri Harrison

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Twitter ‘Buy Button’ Appears On Website

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue?

With stocks down, can Twitter create a new source of revenue through the advent of…

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Instagram To Debut First Original TV Show

Is this a brave new step into the future or nah?

Instagram hopes to debut ‘Artistically Challenged,’ its first original TV show, to the masses exclusively…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apple CEO Celebrates In San Francisco Pride Parade

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't march in the parade, but he did show his #ApplePride in person, as well as on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook showed his support for Apple employees during San Francisco’s Pride Parade,…

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Amazon’s Drone Delivery Dreams Are Grounded

FAA bans commercial use, but recreational still allowed

Amazon's Prime Air service would deliver small packages to consumers via drone, hopefully while avoiding…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Making Phones Affordable For Developing Countries

Android One will adhere to Google's standards and broaden access

Android One phones will adhere to Google’s standards, and get people around the world on…

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Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn.

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn when protesters stormed the SEO juggernaut’s office…

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ESPN Will Have Bitcoin-Sponsored Football

Post-season NCAA game will be sponsored by a U.S. bitcoin payment startup

ESPN’s NCAA football game in St. Petersburg will be sponsored by startup Bitpay, making it…

By Patrick Austin

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The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second developer kit for its virtual reality headset, the Rift.

Oculus Buys Xbox 360 Controller’s Design Group

Facebook recently acquired the virtual reality firm for $2 billion

Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality Rift headset, has acquired Carbon Design, the…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Pays $555 Million For Home-Monitoring Startup Dropcam

Dropcam and Nest say they won't sell ads or share user data, but many are skeptical

Google’s Nest is shelling out over $500 million for security camera company Dropcam in order…

By Patrick Austin

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The Newest Business Model? Pay $26.99 For $20

Washboard offers mail-order quarters for laundry

Washboard is a laundry-based startup with an interesting, confusing twist. It will send you $20…

By Patrick Austin

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Is Apple Preparing Multiple iWatch Models?

With sensors everywhere, it's hard to say what the wearable device won't track

Apple’s iWatch could debut with multiple sizes or styles and hit the market as soon…

By Patrick Austin

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Yo, This ‘Yo’ App Just Got $1 Million In Funding

You've got SnapChat for video, WhatsApp for texting, and now Yo for ... saying, "Yo."

Yo does one thing and one thing only. Say “Yo.” But it’s tearing up the…

By Patrick Austin

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Beats Headphones Banned At World Cup

Did Beats use marketing tactics to undermine World Cup sponsor Sony?

Beats headphones are banned at the World Cup by FIFA, citing the conflicting agreement that…

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T-Mobile’s Free Music Streaming Service Is Bad News For Net Neutrality

CEO John Legere's aggressive move could set the Web down a dangerous path

T-Mobile’s John Legere announced Rhapsody unRadio, a free music streaming app for T-Mobile customers.

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Amazon Announces Fire Phone

With unlimited photo storage, a face-tracking camera, and a service to buy anything you see, this could be the ultimate shopping phone

Amazon's Fire Phone can track your head and buy almost anything, but only works well…

By Patrick Austin

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New Emoji List Still Lacks Blacks

The Unicode Consortium says it's striving to create a more diverse landscape, but this update proves otherwise

The emoji list includes various hand signs, cat faces, and rocket ships, but no people…

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Google Could Start Tracking Your Employees’ Health

The search giant could start gathering data on your fitness through its Android-compatible wearable devices

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google’s Android Wear…

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Amazon Launches Prime Music

It doesn't have as many songs as Spotify, but the company is betting on popularity rather than quantity

Amazon's Prime Music service will be ad-free and bundled with your Amazon Prime subscription. (Image…

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Bitcoin Goes More Mainstream In Yahoo! Finance

The finance site is treating the virtual currency like any other site, all while boosting its credibility among investors

Bitcoin's volatile value has been on the upswing over the last few weeks. (Image credit:…

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Google Buys Satellite Maker Skybox For $500M

$500 million in cash was enough for Google to buy the satellite maker and expand its plans for truly global Internet access

Skybox Imaging is the second company acquired by Google for spreading Internet access, the first…

By Patrick Austin

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apple Needed Beats To Fix iTunes Radio

Employees reportedly claimed upper management didn't understand how Spotify worked, and in some cases refused to learn

Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, founders of Beats Electronics (Image: BeatsByDre.com)
Apple’s $3 billion purchase of…

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Apple’s Master Plan With Beats: Headphone Lockdown

Apple's proprietary connector could provide more features for headphones, but also damage consumer options thanks to its exclusivity

With Apple buying Beats for $3 billion, the company no doubt wants a return on…

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RECAP: Beats By Dre Premieres ‘The Game Before The Game’

Pegged to the upcoming World Cup, company doubles down on billionaire status

Check out highlights from the world premiere showing of Beats by Dre’s ‘The Game Before…

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Amazon’s Smartphone Could Arrive June 18

Amazon's media ecosystem and App store lends itself as the perfect companion to a new smartphone

Amazon has the e-reader market basically in a headlock, and is trying to do the…

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Diane von Furstenberg Partners With Google For Designer Glass

Will Google's designer cache give Glass the boost it needs?

Diane von Furstenberg is a fan of Google Glass, employing it in her fashion shows…

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Apple Will Let You Use Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8

The company’s upcoming update will let you choose your own keyboard for your iOS device

Previously, getting a third-party keyboard onto your iPhone involved jailbreaking your device and dealing with…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Announces iOS 8 At WWDC

The upgrade brings Health, Apple's health management software, among many other new products

Apple's iOS 8 does a lot to address long-held complaints while providing new features for…

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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite At WWDC

A new look, a new notification center, and a new cloud storage system all give OS X Yosemite a forward-looking future

Apple’s WWDC revealed OS X Yosemite, which packs features like iCloud Drive, a new look,…

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Motorola’s Texas Factory Shutting Down

The factory employs 700 workers, and will be shut down at the end of 2014

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Is Here

No gas pedal, no steering wheel, no problem

Google's newest self-driving car isn't just an SUV with cameras tacked on; all the sensors…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple Preparing For The Connected Home?

Patents and Apple-sold connected devices could be signs the company is ready to control your home through its iDevices.

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much…

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Make It Rain App is Making $50,000 Per Day For Developers

The app may involve mindless swiping, but it does offer some delightful money tips if you look hard enough

Make It Rain: The Love of Money provides some helpful tips on investing while you're…

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Google Has Plans to Advertise In Your Home

No thermostat is safe from Google’s advertising might

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

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Nest Recalling 440,000 Smoke Detectors

The Google-owned company says its Nest Wave feature is glitchy, and is issuing a fix through a software update

Nest's Protect smoke alarm can detect carbon monoxide as well as smoke, and can be…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Invests In The Enterprise With Divide Purchase

Google's getting closer and closer to becoming a full-fledged enterprise company

The BYOD (bring your own device) company will still support its current users, at least…

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro 3, Available for Pre-Order

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 starts at $799, and is designed to replace both your laptop and your tablet

With a thinner and lighter design, the more powerful Surface Pro 3 looks like a…

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Watching People Play Games is Worth $1 Billion to YouTube

After raising $35 million and tripling its bandwidth usage, Twitch is becoming a serious competitor in the streaming space

Twitch broadcasts games like audience controlled versions of Pokémon, real-time strategy game Starcraft 2, and…

By Patrick Austin

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The Chronic Apple Buying Spree Continues With Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine could net more than $3 Billion in reported deal with Apple

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Chromebooks Are Gaining On Microsoft’s Laptops

With Intel and Google teaming up to release a slew of Chromebooks, Microsoft could be in trouble

Samsung, HP, and Acer are all making Chromebooks, with newer versions powered by Intel processors.…

By Patrick Austin

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Could Apple’s Latest Acquisition Herald the iWatch?

Apple's acquisition of micro-LED company LuxVue could mean more energy efficient iPhones, and even the long-rumored iWatch

Various designers have come up with concepts for Apple's iWatch, ranging from high-tech to high-fashion.
Another…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Wins Samsung Patent Lawsuit, $119 Million

While Apple won the lion's share of damages, it still owes Samsung $158 thousand dollars for violating one patent

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter

Twitter Earnings Show Increase in Users, Revenue

Twitter is still growing, but not as fast as analysts expected

Twitter isn’t flying as high as it could be thanks to its earnings report.
Twitter’s first…

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Apple's MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well as a lower price.

Apple’s New Macbook Air is Faster and Cheaper

$100 off doesn't seem like much, but now you can buy Apple's thinnest laptop starting at $899

Apple’s MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well…

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Square Introduces New Services After a Losing Year

Square posted a loss last year, but that hasn't stopped the company from releasing a trio of tools useful for small businesses

Square is making it easier for businesses to keep track of their inventory, facilitate transactions…

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2014 New York International Auto Show Recap & Storify

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is over, and featured the most stylish and imaginative cars around

The 2014 New York International Auto Show has officially ended, with dozens of automakers and…

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Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons of newer shows.

HBO Content Is Now On Amazon Prime

Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire will be available on Amazon Prime, but if you're waiting for Game of Thrones, don't hold your breath

Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons…

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New Postal Service Changes May Reduce Netflix Mail Costs

Netflix is Raising Prices

The service's cost is expected to increase by $1 to $2 per month in order to pay for new content

Netflix is increasing the price for new users.
In the media-streaming company’s Q1 earnings report, Netflix…

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App Helps Consumers Spot Suspicious Charges

The BillGuard app remains current by sourcing information from other users about merchants that have consistently been problematic

BillGuard can also make you aware of fees that you didn’t even realize you were…

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Airbnb Now Valued at $10 Billion

The house-renting service received $500 million in recent investment round

Renting out your spare bedroom has become big business for Airbnb.
The service, founded in…

By Patrick Austin

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LinkedIn Now Has Over 300 Million Users

LinkedIn's emphasis on new mobile apps helped to spur its growth

Every day I’m asked to make a new connection on LinkedIn, making me wonder if…

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Samsung's latest smartphone has a water-resistant build, heart rate sensor, and a fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Already Hacked With Fake Fingerprints

The same fingerprint hack was used to trick the iPhone 5s' Touch ID sensor last year

Are you worried it could happen to you?

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Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone can get in on the wearable technology action.

Google Glass On Sale For One Day Only

The $1,500 wearable computer is available for one day only, and in unknown quantities.

Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone…

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The battery pack is still bulky, but Storedot's 30-second charge claim is definitely real.

This Device Can Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds or Less

The product is still a prototype, but the battery pack technology could pave the way for quick-charging devices

Myersdorf wants to eventually open a manufacturing facility for StoreDot’s battery technology

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Why The Wu-Tang Clan is Only Releasing 1 Copy of Their New Album

The Wu will hold listening parties before selling the only copy

Will you support the album?

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Amazon Fire TV

How Amazon’s Fire TV Beats Roku, Apple and Google

Amazon's media takeover plan has gone from the tablet to the television with the Fire TV.

Which one of the three do you prefer?

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HTC's newest flagship pulls out all the stops, but the smartphone manufacturer still has to compete against Samsung's Galaxy S5.

HTC’s Newest Smartphone Could Save the Company

The new HTC One has some killer features, including front-facing speakers

Phone also has a camera with a built-in depth sensor for adjustable photos

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Samsung's latest flagship smartphone has a heart rate sensor, 16-megapixel camera, and a quad-core processor.

Cutting Edge Galaxy S5 Available for Pre-Order

Samsung's latest smartphone is available on almost every major carrier

Verizon has yet to make an announcement

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How Charles Barkley Leveraged a Lucrative Endorsement to Help Poor Children

As pitchman, Barkley's taking care of home

CDW is an NCAA sponsor

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The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second developer kit for its virtual reality headset, the Rift.

New Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Kit Makes It Closer to Launch

Oculus VR's virtual reality headset is approaching completion, as the Oculus Rift undergoes some major enhancements in the latest developer kit.

The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second…

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Dong Nguyen's Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App Store for months.

Flappy Bird is Making a Comeback in the App Store

Flappy Bird's creator is still raking in cash, but might put the hit app back into the world.

Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird made an estimated $50,000 per day after languishing in the App…

By Patrick Austin

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Microsoft Office May Finally Hit the iPad Next Week

Microsoft's stock shot up 4% after the announcement of a San Francisco event next Monday, rumored to be for Office for iPad.

If Microsoft brings its Office suite to iPad, it could lose the exclusivity of Office…

By Patrick Austin

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Motorola and LG Show Off New Android Wear Smartwatches

The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear smartwatch with a round display, making its target market the more fashion-conscious.

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google’s Android Wear…

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Titanfall is Microsoft's exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One's killer app for 2014.

Titanfall Boosts Xbox One Sales 96% in the UK

The robotic shooter Titanfall can be just what Microsoft and the Xbox One needs to compete with Sony's increasing PS4 sales.

Titanfall is Microsoft’s exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One’s killer app for…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Is Apple Planning Two New iPhones This Year?

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple’s reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and they will have pretty big…

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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