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Who Isn’t Online? New Pew Survey Explains Why Some Stay Off the Internet

Blacks account for one in five people who never go online

According to Pew Research, there are still measurable parts of the population that don’t use…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mercaris Gains Ground with Organic Goods (Part 2)

Kellee James talks about her mentors, her co-founders, and how Mercaris turns a profit

“People have built successful organic businesses without Mercaris,” says James, 39, a Crain’s Chicago Business…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mobile Innovation Competition to Take Place in Washington, D.C.

Application period now open for a chance to win $10,000 while resolving a social need

“The Mobileys is about recognizing and supporting innovations that rise above the fray and use…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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3 Reasons to Take a Closer Look at Quickbooks

Intuit’s financing opportunities and social media network are value beyond accounting software

The Small Business Big Game competition offers small businesses the chance to score the ultimate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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White House ConnectHome Pilot Program Expands High-Speed Broadband to Low-Income Families

The public/private partnership involves eight ISPs who will offer service in 28 communities

More than 90% of households with a college-educated parent use the Internet, but fewer than…

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[Part 2 of 2] 4 More Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Attract Customers and Increase Sales

Great google tools to list your site, define your customer, and make waves on social media

Jewel Burks, CEO of Partpic, gives small business owners three strategies to attract customers and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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[Part 1 of 2] 3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Attract Customers and Increase Sales

Great Google tools to list your site, define your customer, and make waves on social media

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CEO of Partpic, gives small business owners three strategies to attract customers and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Faster Smartphone Data on the Way, But it Will Cost You

5G promises to be 40-times faster, but average mobile phone bills could rise

Before the decade’s end, faster smartphone data in the form of 5G could make its…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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,…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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.

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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…

By Joel Lyons

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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.

By Joel Lyons

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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.

By Joel Lyons

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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.

By Joel Lyons

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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