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[REPORT] 15% of Small Businesses Have Mobile Apps

And at least 40% of small business have no plans to launch one in the future

About 15% of small businesses have mobile apps, according to the results of a new…

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Google and Apple to Enhance Mobile Payments Apps

Google Wallet and Apple Pay are set to introduce new features they hope will attract more users

Mobile payments are getting a fresh take by Google Wallet and Apple Pay, according to…

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$9 Computer Surpasses Kickstarter Campaign Goal

C.H.I.P. is a motherboard that connects to peripherals and is a low-cost option for your computing needs

The makers of a $9 computer have already surpassed the goal of raising $50,000, pulling…

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Activist Urges Use of Live Video Streaming Apps in Social Justice Movements

Apps such as Meerkat and Periscope take at-home viewers to the center of protests

One of social media’s latest technological advances should actively be used for social justice causes,…

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Facebook Testing Mobile In-App Search Engine

The feature has been tested on 1 trillion posts and bypasses Google search results

TechCrunch reports that Facebook has begun rolling out an in-app “Add A Link” button and…

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‘Smart Cards’ Consolidate Bank, Loyalty Accounts Onto One Device

Stratos and Coin seek to lighten wallets with all-in-one cards

Smart cards consolidate bank, loyalty and gift cards onto one device.

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[REPORT] Facebook Claims It’s Not an ‘Echo Chamber’

The social media site claims users get differing opinions in their News Feeds

Facebook is at the center of two newly released studies about the access to differing…

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Sensor Monitors Seniors and Aids in Care

If help is needed, aging parents' movements can be tracked

Technology is stepping in to lend a helping hand to adult children taking care of…

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Hack Lets Facebook Pages Become Small Business Websites

Pager lets users turn their company's Facebook page into their official site

Pager turns Facebook profiles into websites, allowing users turn their small business’s Facebook page into…

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Video Streaming Apps Big Winners in Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Periscope and Meerkat users live streamed video of the bout for free on social media

There were several apps that streamed the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free.

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New Accelerator Focuses on Veteran-Owned Tech Startups

Venture Hive and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., team up to drive economic growth

Venture Hive Fort Walton Beach create accelerator for veterans.

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Google’s Android Wear Update Takes on Apple Watch

A software upgrade allows users to wear smartwatches, but leave their smartphones at home

Android Wear update lets smartwatch users leave smartphones at home.

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New Google Search Procedure Favors Mobile-Friendly Websites

Savvy businesses searched on smartphones will see benefits

Smartphone google searches favor mobile-friendly sites.

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Verizon Contest Will Award $1 Million to Innovative Entrepreneurs

Verizon's Powerful Answers Award seeks submissions for innovative ideas to solve global problems

Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award seeks submissions for innovative ideas to solve global problems.

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STEM Mentoring Programs Invite Girls of Color into the Industy

New York City DOE creates opportunities to push girls towards STEM related fields

New STEM programs were created to mentor low income Girls, African Americans and Hispanics.

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Report: 25% of Small Businesses Don’t Have Websites

According to a study from Clutch, 10% of small business owners don't plan to build one

According to a recent report, a shocking 25% of small businesses don’t have websites.

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File Last-Minute Taxes With Easy-to-Use Smartphone Apps

Here are tools to help process your return

Tax Day is here. If it managed to sneak up on you this year, there’s…

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5 Must-Have Apps for Fashion Designers

These apps make designing a little easier

These apps for fashion designers make creating a little easier.

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5 Fun Apps to Upgrade Your Black History Knowledge

These are perfect for trivia buffs, educators or parents who want to engage children in facts

If you’re a history buff, educator or looking for ways to empower the youth in…

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6 Fun Valentine’s Day Apps for Singles and Couples

Your smartphone may hold the holy grail of ideas, activities and places to go…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

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

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

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

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