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The Push to Help Uber and Other Gig Economy Workers

With the amount of people working for Internet-based business such as Uber, tax laws and finances are getting complicated.

“Draft a carve-out to temporarily exempt gig-economy Internet platforms from ill-fitting labor laws.”

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

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Google Home (Image: Google)

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

Google unveiled a host of new technology at Google I/O including a new assistant; new ways to communicate; and the ushering in high-quality Virtual Reality.

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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(Image: Financial Inclusion Innovation Contest-Center for Global Policy Solutions: l-r:  Brandon Andrews, Values Partnerships (JUDGE)
Natalie Madeira Cofield, President & CEO, Walker’s Legacy (JUDGE)
Jerry Nemorin, Founder and CEO, LendStreet (JUDGE)
Irum Musharraf, PayActiv (FINALIST)
Angel Rich, WealthyLife (FINALIST AND WINNER)
Eric Kinman, Working Solutions (FINALIST)
Marla Bilonick, Latino Economic Development Center (FINALIST)
Janis Bowdler, Managing Director, Financial Capability, Community Development, and Small Business, JPMorgan Chase Foundation (JUDGE))

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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People test out the Lazertouch at a recent tech expo. (Image: Easitech, Indiegogo)

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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Mixtroz founders (l-r); Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader (Image: file)

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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(Image: Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company)

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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