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Get Paid: Swap Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3 Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google Could This Startup Predict Your Next Business Partner? 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SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls Black Web 2.0 Relaunches As B20, New Layout and Groundbreaking Content Tech Startup of the Week: GroupFlix Offers New-Age TV Viewers a Much Needed Alternative Tech Startup of the Week: Pigeonly, Data Company Takes Flight with $1 Million Seed Investment PayPal Lets Customers Complete Payments With QR Codes Government Cracks Down on Companies Producing Fake Online Reviews 10 Best Blogs for Business Advice Social Media Week Lagos Comes to London ‘The Chatterati’ Tool Brings Word on the Street into the 21st Century RedPlum Social Savings App Combines Social Media with Couponing Twitter Files for IPO The Root Hosts ‘March on Twitter’ Tech Startup of the Week: WeDeliver, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Excellence 7 Ways B2B Marketers Can Get Started on Facebook Video App Vine Hits 40 Million Users LinkedIn Targets Students With New University Pages Tech Startup of the Week: WeMontage, Unwrapping Interior Design for the Consumer SoMoLend Crowdfunding Site Faces Fraud Charges Tech Startup of the Week: Financial Management Service Turns Millennials Into ‘Smarteys’ 12 Tools for Collecting Leads on Your Website or Blog 6 Apps Every Small Business Owner Should Use Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands Tech Terms Flood June Update of Oxford English Dictionary Tech Startup of the Week: Fluencr Rewards Users for Promoting Brands Facebook Announces Hashtags E3 2013: Microsoft Releases Xbox One Details, Hundreds of New Games Coming to Next-Gen Console Tech Startup of the Week: Citizen Made Lets Manufacturers Customize Products for Less 20 African Tech Startups to Watch 13 SEO Tools for Startups Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars Facebook Launches New Feature: Verified Pages CNN and BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Channel for Millennials 10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs 10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media Twitter: Brands Will Target What You’re Watching Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless Teens Prefer Twitter Over Facebook 7 Must-Have Apps to Organize Your Meeting Bad Yelp Reviews in the Spotlight Again 7 Best Tablet Apps for Shopaholics NBA to Televise Social Media Awards 3 Tools to Maximize Your Social Media Impact When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’ Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn YouTube Launches Paid-Subscription Channels How Brands Get Innovative on Vine How #BlackTwitter Utilizes Popular Social Media Platform to Change Conversations About Race and Privilege 12 Great Apps for Tech-Savvy Moms Tech Startup of the Week: Classana, a Prerequisite for Lifetime Learning YouTube’s Latest Feature Maps Out Videos Trending Across U.S. Uber’s Taxi Service Returns to NYC Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls 13 Million Facebook Users Have Never Touched Their Privacy Settings Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses, Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty 25 Most Engaged Brands on Twitter BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding Facebook Upgrades Its Logo Raygrid Calderon’s DreemKaCHer App Helps You Network From the Palm of Your Hand Smartphone Will Twitter’s Music App Enhance Your Listening Experience? 10 Awesome Apps for Grad Students Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech Leaders Launch Advocacy Organization Dropbox Revamps Business Features 5 Emerging Social Networks Worth Knowing Bravo Expands on Digital Initiatives, Launches ‘Real Housewives Awards’ Twitter for Business Relaunches, Gets New Look and More Content Instagram Now Influences Your Klout Score Yelp Help’s Small Businesses Estimate Online Revenue Are You An Obnoxious Tweeter? 10 Alternatives to Google Alerts Verizon Awards $10,000 to Winners of National Innovative App Challenge New iOS App Allows Users to Tap Their Inner Hater Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Launches YouTube Channel to Discover Online Talent Google+ Launches New Hangouts App, ‘Google Capture’ Twitter Bringing March Madness to Mobile Masses Are Twitter-Style Hashtags On Facebook A Savvy Move? The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online Social Media Plays Immense Role in Steubenville Rape Trial How Tech and Fitness Drives Innovative Choices Toward Health Facebook “Like” Patterns Reveal Trove of Personal Information Top 8 Apps for SXSW Interactive Attendees How to Get the New (and Improved) Facebook Newsfeed 6 TweetDeck Alternatives #BESXSW: Follow Black Enterprise at South by Southwest Google+ Unveils New Look a Day Before Facebook’s Newsfeed Announcement Sports Tops Social TV Spots, Data Shows Michelle Obama Hangs Out With Kelly Ripa, Talks Child Health Initiatives Best Apps to Help You De-Stress After 5 New Android App Helps You Create a ‘Harlem Shake’ Video App Addiction: Survey Shows 85% of Smartphone Users Would Rather Give Up Water Than Apps Google Introduces Its Own Social Log-In Feature Teen Tech Bash Introduces Students to App, Game & Web Design NYC iPhone Theft On the Rise, NYPD Creates Task Force 18 Notable (Black) Social Media Moments History in the Making: Social Media Week Expands to Africa Quincy Jones Launches Music Education App, Playground Sessions 10 Apps to Improve Your Morning Commute Burger King’s Twitter Account Hacked and Suspended 1 in 2 Parents Join Facebook to Snoop on Their Kids Not a Morning Person? 6 Apps That Make Mornings a Little Brighter Tech Startup of the Week: Boomdizzle Gives Aspiring Artists a Platform for Collaboration 10 Apps to Boost Customer Loyalty Love & Tech: Heal Your Heartbreak (on Social Media) with KillSwitch Love & Tech: Social Turkers Keeps the Conversation Flowing 3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address Facebook Sued for Allegedly Stealing ‘Like’ Button New Mailbox App for iPhone Helps You Better Manage Your Gmail Inbox Privacy Policy: Is Gmail Reading Your Emails? Facebook Fatigue: Most Americans Take a Break From the Site Study Finds Google Search Ads Are Racially Biased Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook Viewers Choice: 5 Super Bowl Moments You Helped Create Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App Want Free Theater Seating? Just Request ‘Tweet Seats’ SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine Got the Flu? There’s an App For That Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious Instagram Is Still Hot, Reports 90 Million Monthly Active Users Foursquare & Presidential Inaugural Committee to Release Community Service Badge You Can Message Mark Zuckerberg For $100 Facebook’s Latest Update Will Allow Users to Place Calls to Friends Google Gifts Chelsea Neighborhood With Free Wi-Fi Apple Hits 40 Billion App Downloads, Almost Half in 2012 Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference Libraries Adapt to Changing Times

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Get Paid: Swap Your MacBook Air For A Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is slashing up to $650 off its brand new Surface Pro 3 tablet, as…

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

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Office isn't just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it on almost any device.

Microsoft Doubles Cloud Storage, Slashes Prices To Match Google

A terabyte of storage for seven bucks is just what Microsoft needs to become the go-to cloud service

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud service will soon offer 15GB of free cloud storage, and increase Office…

By Patrick Austin

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Five Labs quiz

Could This Startup Predict Your Next Business Partner?

Berkeley-based Five is using your existing online persona to craft your personality, and comparing it to people like President Obama and Bill Nye

Five Labs' personality quiz reveals not only much about you, but much about what you…

By Patrick Austin

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor

Lookout Uses Selfies To Catch Your Smartphone Thief

Lookout will send you an email when it detects suspicious activity, much like a bank account with unusual purchases

Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 have built-in security measures, like fingerprint sensors, to keep…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter Now Lets You Mute Users

New function essentially a more polite form of unfollowing

You can officially mute Twitter followers thanks to an update rolling out in a few…

By Patrick Austin

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LinkedIn Switches to Evernote For Business Card Scanning

The social network for professionals is doing fewer things better, and outsourcing some of its workload to the Evernote team

Evernote will let current Cardmunch users use its business card scanning service for two years…

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The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far remained relatively neutral.

Bloomberg Terminal Now Tracks Bitcoin

The plucky virtual currency is gaining a lot of credibility as Bloomberg offers to track the controversial Bitcoin market

Bitcoin has been both praised and slandered by everyone with an opinion on the virtual…

By Patrick Austin

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Office isn't just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it on almost any device.

Office 365 Gets Cheaper with $6.99 Personal Edition

You can now use your iPad to edit documents, presentations, and spreadsheets for $6.99 per month

Office isn’t just for Windows devices. Starting at $6.99 per month, you can get it…

By Patrick Austin

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Why This Company Will Pay You to Quit Your Job

Employees can receive up to $5,000 as an incentive to quit if they’re unhappy

Do you think more employers should do this?

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Many sites are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw, so changing your password is highly recommended.

4 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Heartbleed Security Hole

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw is affecting sites like Google, Instagram, and USAA. Here's how you can protect yourself.

Many sites are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw, so changing your password is highly…

By Patrick Austin

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As the job market focuses more on technology, we need to focus on creating more opportunities for Black technologists.

Why We Need Black Computer Programmers

Black programmers are few and far between, but an influx of coders of color could reshape the tech industry

There will be over 2.1 million jobs available by 2020 in the STEM field, and…

By Patrick Austin

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Hackathon Twitter Flyer

Join Black Enterprise’s #DrivingInnovation Hackathon Twitter Chat Tomorrow on STEM

Join the #DrivingInnovation Twitter chat to discuss the importance of coding and STEM for today's generation

Make sure to tune in and converse

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Comcast Extends Program Offering Low-Income Families Free Broadband Access

The cable giant's merger with Time Warner Cable will expand the low-income service to even more major cities across America

Are you receiving the service from Comcast?

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IRS Unveils Updated Smartphone App ‘IRS2GO’

Get the latest tax information on the go

Find the tax information you need in a breeze

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Tumblr Announces @Mentions for Users

Similar to Twitter, social network adds @ mentions support

Tumblr announced on Tuesday users will be able to @ mention others on the site.…

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Mobile Advertising Projected to Increase 64% in 2014

Mobile and native advertising is on the rise

Companies almost tripled then amount of money spent on mobile advertising.

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Instagram Direct: Photo-Sharing Platform Lets Users Send Pics and Videos Directly to Friends

Instagram unveils direct messages

Instagram announced Thursday Instagram Direct, a feature that will let users share photos and videos…

By Janel Martinez

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HealthCare.gov Website Relaunches, White House Reports Improvements

Site shows improvements in load times and greater server capacity

The federal government’s health care website is running more smoothly, according to the Obama Administration.…

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Twitter Alerts service has been turned on in the UK and Ireland (Image: Twitter)

Twitter Alerts Launch in UK and Ireland, Would You Use the New Service?

Social networking giant rolls out Twitter Alerts service across two countries

Twitter Alerts, which launched in September for emergency accounts, government organizations and relief and charity…

By Janel Martinez

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SOCIALgrlz founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17 (Image: SOCIALgrlz)

SOCIALgrlz Launches Campaign to Fund First Mobile App for African-American Girls

Founder Marissa Jennings provides digital content platform for girls ages 13-17

SOCIALgrlz founder and FOCUS 100 fellow Marissa Jennings launches crowdfunding campaign for first mobile app…

By Janel Martinez

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Formerly known as Black Web 2.0, B20 commits to featuring innovators transforming the tech space (Image: B20)

Black Web 2.0 Relaunches As B20, New Layout and Groundbreaking Content

Pioneering site is still committed to sharing stories of blacks in technology

Six years since Black Web 2.0 hit the web, Benton announced its relaunch as B20,…

By Janel Martinez

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Founded by James Norman, GroupFlix offers its subscribers shows from premium channels (Image: GroupFlix)

Tech Startup of the Week: GroupFlix Offers New-Age TV Viewers a Much Needed Alternative

James Norman is giving power to the viewers

Detroit native James Norman spoke with BlackEnterprise.com about what GroupFlix offers that competitors like Amazon…

By Janel Martinez

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pigeonly, Data Company Takes Flight with $1 Million Seed Investment

NewME alum and Pigeonly CEO provides platform that connects prison population and outside world

Frederick Hutson is the founder and CEO of Pigeonly, a data company that supports connections…

By Janel Martinez

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PayPal Lets Customers Complete Payments With QR Codes

Online payments company lets users purchase with QR codes

Online payments company PayPal announced Tuesday that its app will produce a QR code that…

By Janel Martinez

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Government Cracks Down on Companies Producing Fake Online Reviews

Local business owners face fines and lawsuits for false advertisements to consumers on sites like Yelp

Many consumers are getting duped and the practice of posting fake business reviews online is…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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10 Best Blogs for Business Advice

Want to take your business to the next level? Check out these blogs for greater insight

Internet-based business advice from these 10 blogs, which include The Daily SEO Blog, Unbounce and…

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Social Media Week Lagos Comes to London

Success of first-ever Social Media Week Lagos sparked invite to capital city of England

SMW Lagos, produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21, is back and heading to London, England…

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'The Chatterati' tool highlights conversations taking place among Black Twitter users (Image: The Chatterati/The Root)

‘The Chatterati’ Tool Brings Word on the Street into the 21st Century

The Root’s innovative tool highlights engagement happening among Black Twitter users

In May, The Root unveiled The Chatterati, a proprietary tool that relies on algorithms and…

By Janel Martinez

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RedPlum Social Savings App Combines Social Media with Couponing

This coupon app allows users to include Facebook friends

RedPlum coupons can be accessed directly from your Facebook page or mobile phone.

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter Files for IPO

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon

Social media giant has filed initial paperwork to go public Thursday afternoon.

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The Root Hosts ‘March on Twitter’

Online news site will commemorate 50th anniversary of March on Washington with digital forum on Twitter

The Root is tapping into that viral vigor with the launch of #MarchOn Twitter, a…

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Tech Startup of the Week: WeDeliver, Helping Local Businesses Deliver Excellence

Chicago-based startup helps local merchants provide white glove service

With technology changing the way the courier industry operates, WeDeliver’s co-founder Jimmy Odom talks to…

By Janel Martinez

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7 Ways B2B Marketers Can Get Started on Facebook

How B2B marketers can benefit from the popular social networking site

Keep the following seven items in mind as a B2B marketer using Facebook so you…

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Video App Vine Hits 40 Million Users

Video-sharing app proves to be a viable social contender

Vine announced via Twitter that it now has more than 40 million registered users.

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LinkedIn launches University Pages (Image: LinkedIn)

LinkedIn Targets Students With New University Pages

Professional networking giant is targeting a younger demographic with latest offering

Starting September 13, LinkedIn will let college administrators set up profiles, which will allow students…

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Founded by James Oliver, Jr., WeMontage allows users to design wallpaper with their own photos (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: WeMontage, Unwrapping Interior Design for the Consumer

James Oliver, Jr. solves design issue through technology with his startup

James Oliver, Jr. of WeMontage caught up with us to talk about WeMontage

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SoMo Lend

SoMoLend Crowdfunding Site Faces Fraud Charges

Ohio state regulators threaten to shut down the website for making false claims and financial projections

Klein said that SoMoLend is in discussions with the state, and stressed that that state…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Charisse Conanan and Adrissha Wimberly are the founders of Smarteys (Image: Source)

Tech Startup of the Week: Financial Management Service Turns Millennials Into ‘Smarteys’

Financially savvy duo founds startup that helps young people manage their money

Smarteys founders sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to talk about entering a new industry, how they…

By Janel Martinez

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12 Tools for Collecting Leads on Your Website or Blog

These tools will help you aggregate leads

Tools to use to collect leads on your website or blog.

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Small business owners should have a strong mobile strategy that enables them to run their company from a handheld device.  With nearly 90% of people using their smartphone throughout the day, it is important to connect with them at the point of decision-making and engage with those users in real-time. Follow these four easy-to-follow steps to take your startup to the next level with mobile technology.--Hajj Flemings

6 Apps Every Small Business Owner Should Use

Apps to make your small business run smoothly

Applications every small business chief should use.

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Play GIG-IT lets gamers pick an artist, dress him or her in signature streetwear and create a concert that can be shared with friends across Facebook (Image: Play GIG-IT)

Play GIG-IT Offers Facebook Users a New Way to Game and Music Artists a New Revenue Stream

First-ever virtual 3-D concert game on popular social networking site merges music and technology

Play GIG-IT is a social game that allows players to create customized 3D concerts that…

By Janel Martinez

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With ‘Keisha Cane’ Book Series, a Young Author Champions Child Literacy

In just days, Ashley and April Foxx raised over $6,000 through Kickstarter

Keisha Cane — and all her mischief — could soon be coming to a book…

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Instagram Video vs. Vine: Why Popular Photo-Sharing App’s Latest Element Wins for Brands

Instagram’s 15-second video sharing feature rivals Twitter’s Vine app

If you’re looking to try your hand at creating an online video, here why Instagram’s…

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Tech Terms Flood June Update of Oxford English Dictionary

“Tweet,” “live-blogging” and “e-reader,” among other tech terms added to OED

The Oxford English Dictionary announced it will officially recognize “tweet” in its latest update, defining…

By Janel Martinez

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Tech Startup of the Week: Fluencr Rewards Users for Promoting Brands

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp found a way for anyone to leverage their social celebrity

Former NFL Player Gerome Sapp created Fluencr.com to provide a marketplace that allows anyone the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Social networking site Facebook rolls out searchable hashtags (Image: Facebook)

Facebook Announces Hashtags

Popular social networking site launches searchable hashtags

Facebook announced that it will begin rolling out hashtags.

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E3 2013: Microsoft Releases Xbox One Details, Hundreds of New Games Coming to Next-Gen Console

Gaming industry’s annual trade show kicked off with Microsoft’s big announcements

At its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event Monday, Microsoft gave greater insight into consumers’…

By Branden J. Peters

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Citizen Made is the ecommerce platform for brands that make custom products.

Tech Startup of the Week: Citizen Made Lets Manufacturers Customize Products for Less

Rachel Brooks helps independent retailers optimize their online presence for “tailor-made” services

With more companies opting to provide hand-made, small batch, and custom products, e-commerce platform Citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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20 African Tech Startups to Watch

These startups are changing the continent through innovation

Startups changing the tech landscape.

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13 SEO Tools for Startups

Entrepreneurs help you pick the best search engine optimization tools for your business

Helpful search engine optimization tools for your business.

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Urban Delivery founders Adrienne Sheares and Ron Cade (center) pose with guests at their app preview party in May (Image: Source)

Urban Delivery Founders Navigate Tech Scene with Bike Courier App

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares’ newly-launched app delivers orders in under an hour

Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares founded Urban Delivery, an on-demand delivery service app.

By Janel Martinez

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No Chains helps customers find the best non-franchise restuarants that they never heard of. Founder Rich Winley got the idea while trying to find local food in Australia.

Tech Startup of the Week: ‘No Chains’ Unlocks the Best Local Restaurants and Bars

Accelerator graduate Rich Winley launches mobile food app

To help food lovers find local restaurants, tech entrepreneur Rich Winley launched ‘No Chains,’ a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Facebook Launches New Feature: Verified Pages

Social media juggernaut unveils verified pages and profiles

Social media giant Facebook launched verified pages and profiles on Wednesday. The latest feature, which…

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CNN and BuzzFeed Launch YouTube Channel for Millennials

“CNN BuzzFeed” to offer shareable news mashup videos to young adults

Social news site BuzzFeed announced its partnership with cable network heavyweight CNN on Tuesday. “CNN…

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It’s never easy to search for a new job while you’re already employed. Professionals often find themselves having to sneak around to send out resumes, go on interviews, or speak with potential employers. 	While you shouldn’t feel trapped in your current position, it’s very important that you conduct your job search with integrity and skill. Consider these tips when searching for a new job and avoid having to compromise your current paycheck. —Aisha Taylor

10 Great Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Tech tools that will keep entrepreneurs on task

Apps that help entrepreneurs with productivity.

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

10 HBCUs Effectively Using Technology and Social Media

Historically black colleges and universities use digital to appeal to prospective and returning students

See how these 10 HBCUs are effectively using technology and social media.

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter: Brands Will Target What You’re Watching

Advertisers will send ads to people who are watching and tweeting about a specific show

New York Times reports that Twitter plans to capitalize on television show viewers by allowing…

By Aaron Morrison

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

Tech Startup of the Week: TicketFire Helps Ticket Holders Go Paperless

Serial tech entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson makes it easier to re-sell, share, or upgrade event passes

Ticketfire allows anyone with a paper ticket to scan it into a smartphone, where it…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Teens Prefer Twitter Over Facebook

New study reveals teenagers are flocking to the popular micro-blogging platform

A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that American teens are engaging on other social…

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7 Must-Have Apps to Organize Your Meeting

These meeting organizational apps will save you time and aggravation

These organizational meeting apps can help you coordinate, schedule, host and run meetings from the…

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Yelp helps small businesses estimate online revenue

Bad Yelp Reviews in the Spotlight Again

A one-star drop in a Yelp rating can equal up to 9 percent decrease in revenue

Couple’s appearance on “Kitchen Nightmares” reignites debate on reviews’ impact on small businesses.

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From Black Friday door buster specials to pre- and after-Christmas sales, the start of the holiday shopping frenzy may soon engage your inner shopaholic—and leave you with a mound of debt by New Year’s. The average American is expected to spend a little more than $700 on holiday gifts and seasonal merchandise in 2011, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. Nationwide, sales are expected to reach $465.6 billion, putting retailers in the black.

If the shopaholic in you is ready to be unleashed, take steps to control your spending habits so you aren’t left in the red, with credit card debt and an empty savings account before the year is over. Here are some useful tips to control your inner shopaholic this holiday season. —Lynette Khalfani-Cox

7 Best Tablet Apps for Shopaholics

Mobile tools that’ll let you shop conveniently

Seven awesome retail apps that will help shoppers get the most out of their retail…

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NBA to Televise Social Media Awards

Second annual NBA Social Media Awards presented by SAP will highlight most-talked about moments in sports

NBA TV will televise the second annual NBA Social Media Awards. The awards will air…

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Small Businesses Underutilizing Social Media

3 Tools to Maximize Your Social Media Impact

Make the most out of social media analytics with these tools

Tools you can utilize to make an impact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

By S. Lynn Cooper

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Checking Email at Night, on Weekends and Holidays Is the New Norm for U.S. Workforce

When Do You Check Your Email? New Report Says Most Do ‘At All Times’

Report reveals employees read email during weddings, funerals and other family events

The 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five-day work week is a thing of the past…

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No. 10. Elementary Education   Although teachers mold young minds and help them reach their highest potential, their paychecks often don't reflect the hard work and long hours. African Americans who obtain this degree can expect an average salary of $40,000. White Americans with this degree can expect the same.

Tech Startup of the Week: Tioki, Where Teachers Go to Network and Learn

Former educator Mandela Schumacher-Hodge helps schools take professional development and hiring digital

Tioki helps people passionate about education connect to one another, discover opportunities, and share information.

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YouTube Launches Paid-Subscription Channels

Users can now pay to subscribe to channels

Google’s YouTube video site is changing the way it does business, unveiling a pilot program…

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How Brands Get Innovative on Vine

Twitter’s video-based content network allows brands to tap into their creative side

A list of several impressive and ground-breaking Vine campaigns.

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Twitter birds like this one began to appear in twitter profiles all across the web (Image: File)

How #BlackTwitter Utilizes Popular Social Media Platform to Change Conversations About Race and Privilege

The Grio contributor explores the multiplicities of #BlackTwitter

The increase in the number of African-Americans using Twitter has sparked a social revolution of…

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

12 Great Apps for Tech-Savvy Moms

Smartphone-toting moms share their favorite apps

With Mother’s Day around the corner, tech-savvy moms to give their picks on cost-efficient, mom-friendly,…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Classana, a Prerequisite for Lifetime Learning

Founder Will Lucas makes education accessible to everyone by matching their goals with offline and online courses, books, events and organizations

Tech entrepreneur Will Lucas launched Classana after realizing that he could curate his own education…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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YouTube’s Latest Feature Maps Out Videos Trending Across U.S.

Video-sharing website unveils trends map

YouTube’s parent company, Google, unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that maps out today’s most…

By Janel Martinez

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Uber’s Taxi Service Returns to NYC

E-hail service is back in New York City

Taxi-hailing service Uber is returning to New York City.

By Janel Martinez

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Move Over Boys: 4 Coding Schools Just For Girls

Check out these all-girl coding programs

A list of coding education programs directed at women and girls of varying ages.

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13 Million Facebook Users Have Never Touched Their Privacy Settings

How Graph Search affects your privacy

Helpful tips on customizing your privacy settings.

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Twitter Ads No Longer Invite Only, Now Available to All US Businesses,

Move is expected to generate ad revenue and prepare the company for its IPO

As Twitter prepares for its IPO, the company recently announced it’s opening advertising to all…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Ola Ayeni, founder of Dining Dialog, helps restaurant owners build customer loyalty with his platform eateria.

Tech Startup of the Week: Eateria Serves Up Digital Deals Based on Customer Loyalty

Ola Ayeni's business helps restaurant and hospitality entrepreneurs manage social media marketing

Eateria is a digital loyalty platform for restaurateurs who want to measure, track, and validate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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25 Most Engaged Brands on Twitter

Notebook of Love (@Notebook) tops the list, followed by Disney (@disneywords), and then ESPN (@ESPN)

Social media startup Nestivity announced the 25 most engaged brands on Twitter on Thursday.

By Janel Martinez

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BlackStartup.com Helps Black-Owned Businesses Secure Funding

Morehouse College alums create crowdfunding platform for African-American entrepreneurs

A group of Morehouse College alums wanted to help other entrepreneurs on their quest for…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Facebook Upgrades Its Logo

Have you seen the tech powerhouse’s new main logo?

Facebook has unveiled a new logo. The social media giant nixed the soft blue line…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Raygrid Calderon’s DreemKaCHer App Helps You Network From the Palm of Your Hand Smartphone

Young entrepreneur is helping others network their business to and through their smartphone

Having an idea for a more visually-creative resume, Raygrid Calderon emerges with an app that…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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BEYOND THE MUSIC  

“Music is the best way to sell other stuff,” says Ken Hertz, principal of Membrain. Despite many disruptions in the music industry, album sales rose to 330.6 million in 2011, a 1.3% increase over 2010. That’s not the only thing that’s rising. 

The future of digital media will see new streams of revenue and business models for artists beyond selling music, especially where social networks are concerned. This can come in the form of venture investments, sponsored tweets, increased concert and merchandising sales, and even landing a gig as the creative director of a leading company.

Will Twitter’s Music App Enhance Your Listening Experience?

Microblogging platform launches Twitter #music

Reports reveal that Twitter is gearing up to launch a music app on Friday. Citing…

By Janel Martinez

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10 Awesome Apps for Grad Students

Check out these student-friendly applications

List of the best apps for graduate students.

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Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Tech giant launches Person Finder to assist in locating victims of Boston marathon

Google launches Person Finder to assist in Boston marathon explosions on Monday.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Other Tech Leaders Launch Advocacy Organization

Facebook founder announces FWD.us in Washington Post op-ed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is joining forces with tech heavyweights to run FWD.us, a political…

By Janel Martinez

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Dropbox Revamps Business Features

File hosting service adds new capabilities

Dropbox’s business-focused offering Dropbox for Teams is now Dropbox for Business, the cloud-based file hosting…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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5 Emerging Social Networks Worth Knowing

Social networks to keep an eye on

Highlight of five social media sites worth knowing.

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Bravo Expands on Digital Initiatives, Launches ‘Real Housewives Awards’

Popular network announces crowdsourced awards initiative

Bravo to launch “The Real Housewives Awards” as a 2013 digital initiative.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Twitter for Business Relaunches, Gets New Look and More Content

The microblogging platform relaunches its online resource for businesses

New and veteran Twitter users now have a hub where they can explore the platform’s…

By Janel Martinez

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Instagram Now Influences Your Klout Score

The online influence gauge finally takes a tally of your Instagram engagement

Klout, the San Francisco-based social media analytics company, announced Thursday that Instagram users are now…

By Janel Martinez

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Yelp Help’s Small Businesses Estimate Online Revenue

New feature tracks user actions and estimates their values

Yelp’s new feature looks to help owners estimate the monetary value of online customer actions

By C. Daniel Baker

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Are You An Obnoxious Tweeter?

Internet company details 11 of the most common (and annoying) Twitter users

Israel –based company Conduit unveiled an infographic that highlights the tech industry’s most annoying Twitter…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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10 Alternatives to Google Alerts

Try these alternatives to the tracking tool

Google Alerts is next to get nixed from the tech giant’s offerings. Here are several…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Verizon Awards $10,000 to Winners of National Innovative App Challenge

Ten teams of middle and high school students win big

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge winners are in. Beating more than 470 teams, the champs…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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New iOS App Allows Users to Tap Their Inner Hater

“Hater” app allows users to hate from the palm of their hand

The Hater app, which launched at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Startup Village, is…

By Janel Martinez

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Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Launches YouTube Channel to Discover Online Talent

Simon Cowell seeks talent across the globe

Television personality and music executive Simon Cowell announced You Generation, the first global audition channel…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Google+ Launches New Hangouts App, ‘Google Capture’

Google Capture for Hangouts allows users to capture those memorable moments midchat

Google introduced a new app for Hangouts, one of its most popular products, on Tuesday.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Twitter Bringing March Madness to Mobile Masses

Microblogging service allows users to catch highlights within a few minutes of the action via “instant replay”

Beginning with tonight’s tip-off of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Twitter is supplying basketball lovers…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Are Twitter-Style Hashtags On Facebook A Savvy Move?

Take our poll on Facebook’s possible new addition

Facebook is reportedly considering incorporating one of Twitter’s signature markers, the hashtag, into its platform.…

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The Best Places to Watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament Online

Catch the games live online

Top places to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament online.

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Social Media Plays Immense Role in Steubenville Rape Trial

New technology making everyday people apart of conviction process

In a case that played out not only in the court room, but from smartphone…

By Janel Martinez

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How Tech and Fitness Drives Innovative Choices Toward Health

SXSW panelists talk the ins and outs of digital health

Panelists Andia Winslow, founder of The Fit Cycle; Dionne Ross, wellness and fitness trainer; personal…

By Mary Pryor

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Facebook “Like” Patterns Reveal Trove of Personal Information

Study finds Facebook likes can reveal things like one's race or sexual orientation.

Researchers analyzed 58,000 Facebook users and matched their guesses with a personality test.

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Top 8 Apps for SXSW Interactive Attendees

Want to network? Find the location of your panel? There are apps for that

From apps that let you build and view your entire SXSW schedule, to an app…

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How to Get the New (and Improved) Facebook Newsfeed

Redesigned Facebook newsfeed rolls out today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new look for the newsfeed on Thursday morning. The…

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6 TweetDeck Alternatives

With the social media dashboard dead, these other options help you socialize with ease

Popular social media platform TweetDeck is shifting gears, killing off its older mobile offerings like…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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The 2012 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival, widely-known as a hub where ground-breaking technology, music, and independent film intersect, has come to a close. Both SXSW newbies and seasoned festival attendees descended upon Austin, Texas last week to get their interactive and multimedia fix, soaking up the latest trends and getting a sneak peek at some of the newest tech, music and film offerings. Staying true to our editorial mission to showcase entrepreneurs and technology experts of color, BlackEnterprise.com presents Faces of SXSW, a photo gallery highlighting tech enthusiasts and innovators who attended the annual gathering.

#BESXSW: Follow Black Enterprise at South by Southwest

Black Enterprise is among the festival-goers, reporting on the latest tech trends

Follow Black Enterprise as we bring you all the action live from Austin.

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Google+ Unveils New Look a Day Before Facebook’s Newsfeed Announcement

Search giant's social networking site gets a redesign

Google announced on Wednesday that it will gradually start to roll out new features for…

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Sports Tops Social TV Spots, Data Shows

NBA games dominated both cable and broadcast programming

According to data provided by Trendrr, NBA games were the most-discussed programs this week.

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Michelle Obama Hangs Out With Kelly Ripa, Talks Child Health Initiatives

The First Lady participates in Let’s Move! Fireside Hangout on Google+

Michelle Obama hosts Google+ Hangout as part of a three-year anniversary celebration of the “Let’s…

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Best Apps to Help You De-Stress After 5

Let loose for a few hours with these 8 apps

Eight apps that will help you unwind and de-stress.

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New Android App Helps You Create a ‘Harlem Shake’ Video

App offers step-by-step instructions on creating dance craze video

Harlem Shake Video Creator, a new Android app, is helping Harlem Shake enthusiasts create their…

By Janel Martinez

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App Addiction: Survey Shows 85% of Smartphone Users Would Rather Give Up Water Than Apps

Mobile app behavior survey sheds light on app appeal

API company Apingee released results from its 2013 Mobile App Behavior survey of smartphone owners,…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Google Introduces Its Own Social Log-In Feature

Tech giant introduces new sign-in feature

Google announced Google+ sign-in on Tuesday, which allows the networking site’s users to sign into…

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Teen Tech Bash Introduces Students to App, Game & Web Design

Teenagers spend one Friday night each month learning to code and develop apps

Teen Tech Bash, which began in January 2013, is an overnight event staffed with educators,…

By Janel Martinez

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NYC iPhone Theft On the Rise, NYPD Creates Task Force

Task force developed to track stolen iPhones, iPads

The recent spike in iPhone theft in New York City has caused the New York…

By Janel Martinez

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Real-World Influence 

The new algorithm is making social networking prowess less of a big deal. In addition to factoring in your actions on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other networks already included, Klout now uses information from Wikipedia.

“We had to figure out how to balance the real-world influence with the online influence,” said Klout founder and CEO Joe Fernandez. “We still lean more toward the online influence but now your real-world influence is coming more and more into play.”

Read more at Mashable…

18 Notable (Black) Social Media Moments

From Whitney's passing to #hoodiesforTrayvon, see the top social media moments

With Blacks at the helm of social conversations, BlackEnterprise.com takes a closer look at the…

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New media has changed the way businesses function, increasing the amount of power consumers hold. This shift is evident in the way consumers use, socialize and interact with brands on the Web. Let’s face it: We are now, all—like it or not—immersed in a socially driven society, where the need to share every move, want, or purchase is apparent via our Google+ circles, Foursquare and Facebook check-ins, and instantaneous Twitter updates. 

Ann Mack, Director of Trendspotting at JWT in New York, set out Monday to inform brands how they can take advantage of social media at the opening of Social Media Week, showcasing some top consumer trends and the various ways customers interact with them. See what four trends brands should pay close attention to this year--and beyond. --Noni Cavaliere

History in the Making: Social Media Week Expands to Africa

First-ever Social Media Week Lagos debuts with much success

Social Media Week Lagos made its debut on Monday. Attendees have the opportunity to sit…

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Quincy Jones Launches Music Education App, Playground Sessions

Famed music producer co-created music version of Rosetta Stone

Music legend Quincy Jones launched a new music education app Tuesday called Playground Sessions.

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10 Apps to Improve Your Morning Commute

These apps will save you—and your morning travel routine

Ten apps that will make commuting life a bit easier.

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Burger King’s Twitter Account Hacked and Suspended

Hackers referenced Lil Reese, Chief Keef and other rappers

Already dealing with a horsemeat scandal, now Burger King faces a social media crisis

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1 in 2 Parents Join Facebook to Snoop on Their Kids

41% of parents are highly interested in their children’s Facebook updates

Forty-three percent of parents check out their children’s profile daily.

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Not a Morning Person? 6 Apps That Make Mornings a Little Brighter

Applications that make the am grind a bit easier

Six apps that will make your morning more manageable.

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Tech Startup of the Week: Boomdizzle Gives Aspiring Artists a Platform for Collaboration

Renaissance man LL Cool J co-founds an online community

Black Enterprise chose LL Cool J as this week’s Tech Startup of the Week because…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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10 Apps to Boost Customer Loyalty

Reward your customers electronically

Ten of the most popular apps that boost customer loyalty.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Love & Tech: Heal Your Heartbreak (on Social Media) with KillSwitch

Your Facebook timeline will be forever free of any reminders of your ex

A soon-to-be released mobile app, KillSwitch, allows Facebook users to eliminate their exes.

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Love & Tech: Social Turkers Keeps the Conversation Flowing

The app helps daters generate conversation

New app Social Turkers helps daters generate conversation.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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3 Ways to Weigh In During the State of the Union Address

The State of the Union goes interactive, let your voice be heard

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 3 ways you can make your State of the Union much more interactive.…

By Janel Martinez

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Facebook Sued for Allegedly Stealing ‘Like’ Button

Lawsuit says Facebook knew the 'Like' button was patented

Allegations of stealing others’ work has reared it’s ugly head again at the world’s most…

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Mailbox App for iPhone Helps You Better Manage Your Gmail Inbox

Free app helps keep your messages in order

Mailbox, a free iPhone app, is designed to fix email clutter by organizing your Gmail.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Privacy Policy: Is Gmail Reading Your Emails?

Microsoft claims Google is snooping in your email

Microsoft is making waves with their website Scroogled.com. The website focuses on dissuading Gmail users…

By Sasha King

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Facebook Fatigue: Most Americans Take a Break From the Site

Survey finds 61% of Facebook users have taken a break from the service

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project revealed that…

By Janel Martinez

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Study Finds Google Search Ads Are Racially Biased

Harvard University researchers make disturbing discovery

Study reveals that personalized ads posted next to search results for African-American names were more…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Love & Tech: 48% of Single Women Research Dates on Facebook

Recent Match.com survey shows women engage in pre-date research--and Facebook is their source of choice

Match.com, which asked over 5,000 single and married people about their dating habits, revealed 48%…

By Janel Martinez

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Viewers Choice: 5 Super Bowl Moments You Helped Create

Social media users help brands pick Super Bowl spots

Here, BlackEnterprise.com take a look at how several well-known brands are building interactive social campaigns…

By Winston Ford

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Foursquare for Business Gives Small Business Owners Their Own App

Access Foursquare data without a computer

Gives busy managers a way to keep up with Foursquare without being tied to a…

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It doesn’t matter if you prefer ultrabooks, tablets, or MacBooks, you’re not going anywhere without a smartphone. It is definitely a requirement for every entrepreneur. But a tech entrepreneur needs one because it's web enabled. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a great example. The latest in the Galaxy S series offers more than most smartphones. It has one of the most sophisticated mobile experiences to date. It’s light, thin and can fit right in the palm of any hand, plus the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system makes multitasking simple. You have the option to watch HD videos while emailing or texting, if you so choose.

Want Free Theater Seating? Just Request ‘Tweet Seats’

For some theaters, tweeting during the show gives attendees free seats

Providence Performing Arts Center, Connecticut’s Norma Terris Theater, Raleigh’s Carolina Ballet, the Indianapolis Symphony, the…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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SBA Introduces Online Marketplace for Federal Jobs and Contracts

RFP-EZ, is an exciting partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows.

RFP-EZ helps small businesses search for government jobs and contracts

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Twitter Launches Video-Sharing Service Vine

After acquiring Vine last fall, the social network unveiled the free iOS app

Social network Twitter unveils free iOS app, Vine.

By Janel Martinez

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Got the Flu? There’s an App For That

Flu Defender lets users monitor the influenza epidemic and get tips on treatments

Flu Defender, an iPhone application, provides users with flu-prevention strategies and a quiz people can…

By Janel Martinez

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Social Media Envy: Study Shows Facebook May Make You Envious

Popular social networking site causing discomfort among one in three people

According to researchers from two German universities, Facebook may cause you to feel envious. The…

By Janel Martinez

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Instagram Is Still Hot, Reports 90 Million Monthly Active Users

The photo-sharing mobile app’s users post 40 million photos per day

Instagram reported on Thursday that it now has 90 million monthly active users, 40 million…

By Janel Martinez

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Foursquare & Presidential Inaugural Committee to Release Community Service Badge

National Day of Service is going “social”

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced on Wednesday that it would partner with social networking site…

By Janel Martinez

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You Can Message Mark Zuckerberg For $100

An audience with Facebook's CEO is just one way Facebook is monetizing its capabilities

What would you tell Mark Zuckerberg for $100?

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ADD ALL YOUR SOCIAL PROFILES, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK 

Everyone has a Klout score automatically generated from Twitter, which serves as the primary account. Up to 12 social media profiles can be linked to your account, with at least 6 more being added in the near future. Including more profiles creates a clearer picture of your brand’s total social impact, especially if your strongest platform is not Twitter. 

Tip: Adding Facebook significantly improves your score, more than adding other platforms.

Facebook’s Latest Update Will Allow Users to Place Calls to Friends

The social networking site may let you chat for free

Canadians are now able to make free Internet voice calls, known as VoIP calls, to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Google Gifts Chelsea Neighborhood With Free Wi-Fi

The tech company rolls out free Wi-Fi in one Big Apple neighborhood

Google announced Tuesday it will establish the largest neighboring free wireless Internet network in the…

By Janel Martinez

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Apple Hits 40 Billion App Downloads, Almost Half in 2012

The company finishes 2012 with record-breaking numbers

Apple announced on Monday that it’s App Store reached 40 billion app downloads.

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Kapor Capital Will Provide Scholarships for Women Of Color To Attend The Women 2.0 Conference

Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference

10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.

The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women

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Expand Your Reading Collection…for Free

Even in the Internet age, the public library is still a great resource. There’s no time like the present to renew or start using your library card again. With an endless selection of great reads, check out the latest novel by your favorite author or get introduced to the classics. Reading, after all, is fundamental. Might we suggest financial guru Deborah Owens’ A Purse of Your Own, which offers great insights on how to train yourself to become financially secure.

Libraries Adapt to Changing Times

Local branches are adding extra features to fulfill growing demands

With the help of technology, libraries are reinventing themselves.

By Yannique Benitez

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[RECAP] Activate Conference Wows and Inspires New York City Power Women

The Activate Conference, held Sept. 20 at the Times Center in NYC, featured speakers Keke…

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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