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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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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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Motorola Moto X

Get a Moto X For $100 Off

The company's been sold to Lenovo and stripped of many patents, but Motorola's flagship phone is still a fan favorite

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

By Patrick Austin

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Was Apple’s WWDC Announcement Compelling Enough To Switch?

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are feature-packed, but how does Android or Windows stack up?

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's Worldwide Developers Conference by announced upcoming software…

By Patrick Austin

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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iPhone Switchers Are Losing Texts Thanks To Apple

Your new Android phone could be missing some important texts thanks to a known bug from Apple, but you can fix it

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If you’ve recently switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone, you may want…

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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…

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The messaging company was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion last month.

WhatsApp Posts Record Numbers, Then Crashes

Facebook acquired the messaging service for $19 billion, hopefully for its uptime.

The messaging company was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion last month.
Only a day after…

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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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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…

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With storage plans starting at $1.99 per month, Google's competitive pricing makes it the cheapest online storage solution around.

Google Drops Price of All Monthly Google Drive Plans

200 years' worth of selfies won't bring down Google's improved storage plans, according to the company.

With storage plans starting at $1.99 per month, Google’s competitive pricing makes it the cheapest…

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The company is the third largest phone manufacturer, so making its devices accessible to everyone is a definite advantage.

Huawei Confirms Its Dual-Booting Windows-Android Smartphone

Huawei thinks Android is the front-runner, but doesn't want to leave Microsoft's operating system behind when courting new users.

The company is the third largest phone manufacturer, so making its devices accessible to everyone…

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While the hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga may be generating revenue now, chances are King cannot recreate the success a second time.

Candy Crush Maker King Reaches $7.6 Billion IPO Valuation

King, maker of Candy Crush, thinks the company's IPO will rocket it into the billions, but for how long?

While the hit mobile game Candy Crush Saga may be generating revenue now, chances are…

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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’s Dong Nguyen May Relaunch the Viral Hit

After making an estimated $50,000 a day and removing his chart-topping app, Dong Nguyen may consider relaunching the brutally challenging 'Flappy Bird.'

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

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Samsung's Milk Music is powered by Slacker Radio, an established player in the music streaming space.

Samsung Launches Ad-Free Milk Music to Compete with Beats, Pandora

The ad-free streaming service is available on over six Samsung-branded devices, including the upcoming Galaxy S5 in April.

Samsung’s Milk Music is powered by Slacker Radio, an established player in the music streaming…

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The Android smartphone isn't boasting any high-end specs, but does have a removable panel for modular add-ons.

Boeing Debuts Self-Destructing Android Smartphone

The Boeing Black is meant to handle sensitive data and "self destruct" if the device is tampered with

Boeing’s “Black” smartphone can wipe its contents as soon as someone tries to break inside

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The YotaPhone has two screens, certainly making it stand out from the pack.

Dual-Screened YotaPhone Will Arrive in the US This Year

The dual-screened YotaPhone is rethinking how you interact with your device

The phone’s marquee feature isn’t the high-end 5-inch HD touchscreen on the front, but the…

By Patrick Austin

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The 5.1-inch smartphone is more evolution than revolution, but still leads the pack in features

Health section added to S5

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For four days, the newest smartphones and consumer electronics will compete for your attention.

Mobile World Conference 2014: 4 Things You Need to Know

Cutting-edge smartphones, wearable gadgets, and computing for cures are all present in Barcelona for Mobile World Conference 2014

Quite possibly the biggest reveal was the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Google's ATAP team has partnered with universities and institutions to create a phone that can detect its surroundings in real time.

Google’s “Project Tango” Smartphone Maps Your World in 3D

The prototype devices are only available to select developers, but could be a sign of things to come for the average consumer

Google’s Tango prototype smartphone uses a motion tracking camera and depth sensor to build 3D…

By Patrick Austin

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New App ‘Foap’ Can Net you Cash for your iPhone Photos

Trading your Instagram or iPhone photos for cash?

iPhone users might be able to get money instead of just “likes” for those Instagram…

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The Nextbook Premium 8SE doesn't have all the capabilities of a more expensive tablet, but it does give those devices a run for their money (Image: E Fun Inc.)

Nextbook Premium 8SE: Low Cost Doesn’t Have to Mean Cheap

Smaller than an iPad, bigger than a Kindle (and cheaper than both), the Nextbook Premium 8SE is an example of what today’s budget Android tablets can and can’t do

The Nextbook Premium 8SE from E-FUN Inc. comes with Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich),…

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The Growth of Instagram: Your Picture Is Now Worth a Billion Dollars

The popular mobile application has experienced a surge in its user base

With Facebook’s Instagram acquisition still the topic of conversation in the tech space, here’s a…

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Instagram for Android Now Available

The highly-popular mobile application is now available for download at Google Play Store

The photo-sharing mobile app Instagram is no longer exclusive to iOS devices. The free to…

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SXSW Interactive is one of the largest interactive conferences in the country and from March 9-13, 2012 there will be 20,000 people converging on Austin, Texas. SXSW is a gathering of techies, entrepreneurs, journalist, startups, social media advocates and marketers. The discussion will include the latest mobile apps, tech startups launching, new technology products/gadgets being released and authors releasing new books. To help you maximize your experience at SXSW Interactive here are six tips to get the most out of your trip. —Hajj Flemings

6 Tips to Maximize Your SXSW Interactive Experience

Before heading out to the annual festival here are a few things you should know

As techies converge on Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive here are a few key points…

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Will Social Media Determine the 2012 Presidential Campaign?

Exploring the impact of Twitter and Facebook on how voters will cast their ballot

Social media is so engrained into our society that it may be a determining factor…

By Hajj Flemings

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5 Ways to Deal with Google’s New Privacy Settings

See what you can do to circumvent the tech conglomerate’s new privacy policies and terms

BlackEnterprise.com has a few quick pointers on tip toeing around Google’s privacy policy (or at…

By Janel Martinez

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Overall Satisfaction among Small Business Banking Customers Drops

IRS2Go 2.0 Places Tax Help at Your Fingertips

The Internal Revenue Service app now offers a YouTube feature, news feed and tax transcript service for Android and iPhone (iOS) users

The latest version of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax app IRS2Go 2.0 is available…

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In the News: Sears Holdings to Close 100-120 Stores; Forgotten Black WWII Veteran Recognized and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Are paper business cards extinct? As I travel to various interactive conferences I find there are more digital transfers of contact information than business cards changing hands. With the introduction of smartphones and tablets into the work environment, people have the ability to share their contact information digitally in real-time so the idea of a physical card may be a thing of the past for some. 	One of the major problems with traditional business cards is that we have a pile of them; we can never find the one we need when we need it and our pertinent business contacts need to be stored digitally. There are a host of technologies that can equip users to store contacts digitally that can be accessed from any mobile device at anytime and integrates a social layer to business networking and provides the context of the interaction. Still, I would argue that there is still value in paper business cards so don’t throw your cards away, yet. But here are five digital tools that can help you make the transition smoothly. —Hajj Flemings

5 Apps to Replace Your Paper Business Cards

In a digital world exchanging contact information means more than passing out business cards

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, physical business cards are slowly becoming obsolete as…

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In the News: Oprah’s Magazine in Financial Trouble; Saxophonist Frank Foster Dies and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Square: A New Way to Pay & Expand Your Business

Mobile app allows users to use their smartphones handle business by processing credit card transactions on the go

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s latest app, Square, revolutionizes the way we do business by allowing…

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Twitter is a power platform for business users and entrepreneurs to humanize their brand and communicate their message directly with their audience. To fully optimize it as a business tool, though, you’ll have to use third party applications and other online tools. This is especially true for users who have to manage multiple Twitter accounts and conversations. Third party apps and tools provide users a richer Twitter experience and enable deeper engagement with their followers. 	Currently, 58% of published tweets come from official Twitter apps, while the remaining 42% come from third-party apps. That’s a lot of apps and with so many options available, it’s hard to know where to start. Well, here are 10 essential Twitter tools to get the most out of your social media experience. —Hajj E. Flemings

10 Twitter Tools Every Business-Minded User Should Use

When it comes to navigating the Twitterverse, these nifty tools and apps will help you get through the clutter and down to business

From photo sharing to URL shortening, these Twitter apps and tools are essential for navigating…

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3 Mobile Apps That’ll Help You Find the Cheapest Gas Prices

With gas prices on the rise, getting the most out of your tank is a must. Don't worry there's an app for that!

To help you manage the rising price of gas, I recommend these three mobile apps…

By John Simons

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8 Mobile Apps That Will Increase Your Business Productivity

There's no telling when and where business can happen, so make sure these apps are downloaded on your phone

Take your business to the next level and on-the-go by being sure to optimize your…

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In the News: Turmoil in Egypt Continues; Martin Luther King III Addresses Mets Rumors; Vick’s New Deal

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

The Egyptian president’s “out with the old, in with the new” cabinet strategy failed as…

By Janel Martinez

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Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. The rapper-turned-businessman can deem a product cool or passé simply by how he flips it in a verse. But does Jay-Z co-signing a brand in rhyme necessarily equal a boost in its respective sales? Here, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at some products that have been name-checked by the influential orator over the years, and how they fared in the aftermath. —Alvin Blanco (Images: Getty)

Jay-Z’s Marketing Power Decoded

Some people merely speak things into existence, but the influential music mogul speaks brands into profits

Skilled orators are savvy marketers by definition. Take for instance, <strong>Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter</strong>. The rapper-turned-businessman…

By Alvin Blanco

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Gingerbread is Here

Five features youll only find on Googles new operating system

It’s Christmas time and everyone has candy canes on the brain; but this holiday season…

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The Pros and Cons of Windows Phone 7 OS

The new Windows OS integrates great with office, but is short on apps.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, here are a few of the…

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This week's Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality and author of the upcoming book Work the Web! The Webwise Guide to Business Online. In her own words, Curtis shares how she uses social media to achieve her business objectives: When it comes to Social Media, I've carved out my own little corners where I can post until my heart's content (or until my brain can't think of anything to type), and connect with people all over the world. As a business owner, its proven to be a successful way to reach out to others and pitch ideas, form collaborations and even find new contacts for my seminars and workshops. You'll be amazed by the people you meet, and you'll most likely find opportunities in places you never thought of. One note of caution: Be careful what you put in writing. When you're connected for business purposes, don't say anything that you wouldn't say to a prospective client or a business partner. Remember, you're exposing your writing to thousands - even millions - of people who might take exception to interpersonal expressions, if they're thinking about connecting with you to do business. Think before you post. Not sure where to start? Here's where I hang out...

Social Media Connection: Web Business Ownership’s Chris Curtis

Entrepreneurs and professionals on social media and how they connect

This week’s Social Media Connection is Chris Curtis, a web business expert, business radio personality…

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Kids & Money: Dollar Savvy Apps for Kids

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Whether you’re on an Apple, Droid or RIM operating system, more and more companies are…

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Home Base: How to Cut Costs by Cutting Phone Service

Information and resources especially for home-based business owners

As more companies develop VoIP options, it’s getting easier to find cheap service and sometimes…

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Tech Insider: 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

Need help choosing the right smart phone for you? Here are four things to consider…

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Sony Ericsson Q4 Loss Narrows 9 Percent

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the…

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