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Social Media Gurus: You Can Now Switch Between Instagram Accounts

Instagram rolls out the ability to switch between 5 user accounts

Instagram announces highly-anticipated feature.

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Married Couple to Pitch Their Startup at Startup Grind

The Caldwells are set for this year's global entrepreneurship accelerator conference

Tye and Courtney Caldwell are husband and wife co-founders of ShearShare, an app that pairs…

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High-Tech Hair: Meet TresseNoire

A natural haircare journey sparks innovation

Natural hair styling pros and advice at your fingertips with the TresseNoire app.

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T.D. Jakes Introduces Expanded Interactive Bible App

More than 10,000 users have already downloaded/updated the app with new features

Pastor, entrepreneur and best-selling author T.D. Jakes has partnered with Inspired Properties to introduce the…

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Sources: No iPhone 6c Yet, But Apple Releasing ’5se’ Instead

Upgrades include larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording

Apple is upgrading the existing iPhone 5s that was first released in fall 2013.

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Drake Invests in New Tech Startup Omni

Drake becomes an investor in a new San Francisco tech startup called Omni

Drake, other celebs invest in Omni, a new tech startup that want to lighten your…

By Samara Lynn

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Global Tech Leaders of the Diaspora: 10 African Innovators to Watch In 2016

These leaders are changing the landscape of the continent and connecting the world

With Africa’s emerging markets and forecasts for economic booms, these tech leaders are expected to…

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Primpii App Connects Clients to Beauty Pros

Former equity firm executive launches beauty services app, Primpii

The Primpii app is now available on iTunes. Primpii can be followed on social media…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Anie Akpe Turns Frustration Into Innovation

Entrepreneur creates business card app to make networking easier

For all the talk about the benefits of networking, the fact is that many people…

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6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Developing Your Dream App

Make sure you have what it takes to set your app apart

True entrepreneurs understand that the real value of an idea comes from its execution. Here…

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Tech Heaven: What to Look For During CES 2016

The latest and most innovative tech products will be on display Jan. 6-9

CES 2016, the largest annual international show for electronics, starts this week in Las Vegas.…

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Get Your Digital Life Straight For the New Year

The best apps for efficiency, productivity, and sanity in the New Year

Overwhelmed by email? Have To-Do lists scattered between your phone and scribbled on scrap paper?…

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5 Travel Apps You Should Download For 2016

5 travel apps to facilitate your wanderlust in 2016

If you’re suffering from a serious case of wanderlust and are ready to pack a…

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6 Apps You Need for Stress-Free Travel

Cope with the faux pas and headaches with these top tools

The latest travel apps help you prepare for holiday travel headaches.

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Spinpoint: A New Travel App That’s a Family Affair

Jamar Jordan rallied his network to create tool that's a digital passport of your adventures

Spinpoint is a location services and travel app supporting videos, images, and even Bucket Lists.

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Alumnify and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Create HBCU Alumni Mobile Platform

Comprehensive social mobile platform will help alumni network and connect

Alumnify is an app that connects high school and college alumni. For TMCF, the company…

By Samara Lynn

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Does Your Business Need a Mobile App? Let’s Get Some Facts

In this digital age, all businesses could use one

mobile.earth provides mobile apps, mobile outreach/marketing and custom software development. In an effort to improve…

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Ex-NFL Player Turned Actor and Tech CEO Talks Dollars Making Dollars

Thomas Q. Jones' life after football is inspired

“I think technology is the one thing that connects the world. Technology is the number…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

By Kandia Johnson

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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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The 3 Best Ways to Learn a Foreign Language as an Adult

If you think it's too late for you to learn a foreign language, check out these tips

If you think it’s too late for you to learn a foreign language, check out…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Sanity-Saving Travel Apps

Eliminate travel frustrations with the latest travel tech

Long gone are the days when paper maps and 300-page guidebooks were the answers to…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tech Entrepreneur Tames the Warranty Wild With Upsie App

Confusing warranty agreements made clear with innovative app

Upsie is an app for Android and iOS that provides an alternate way to safeguard…

By Samara Lynn

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Travel and Tourism Creating New Adventures With Tech

The industry is discovering clever ways to use social media and mobile apps

The travel industry remains relevant and in-step with current trends. Many in travel and tourism…

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5 Tips for Running a Small Business From Anywhere

Apps and processes to help manage a virtual business

If you’re an entrepreneur operating a virtual company, having a location-independent lifestyle sounds good, but…

By Kandia Johnson

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National Black Programming Consortium and Silicon Harlem Hold Inaugural Hackathon

New York-based organizations partner to deliver Hack360

The Silicon Harlem 2nd Annual Tech Conference announced the winners of Hack360, a hackathon event…

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Facebook App Sapping iPhone Batteries? Here’s What to Do

The Facebook iOS app is taxing iPhone batteries. Update now.

Do you feel as though your iPhone is burning though its battery life when you…

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Entrepreneur Creates Storybook Apps to Represent More Children of Color

Ameka Ali talks creating an application development company that teaches science and joy to children

Ameka Ali talks building an interactive educational application development company that teaches science and joy…

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Study: Startups More Likely to Have Crazier Company Names

What exactly is an Etsy, anyway?

An interesting takeaway from the study: 75% of the companies founded prior to 2012 had…

By Samara Lynn

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Hiring Managers Explore New Diversity Tech

Technology is being explored as a powerful tool to diversify workplaces

Part of a category of technology known as “People Ops Tech,” these apps and services…

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‘On Second Thought’ Messaging App Adoption Soars

On Second Thought, a messaging app from tech entrepreneur Maci Peterson, is a hit with users

Young tech innovator and former Spelman student finds incredible success with her On Second Thought…

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Meet the Creators of the weCliq Social App

Brown University alums Robert Gillett and Marc Howland, and Harvard grad Adam Demuyakor, create new social app

weCliq is a new and innovative networking app that enables users to connect and meet…

By Brittany Dandy

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5 Questions You Should Ask Before Creating an App For Your Small Business

Here’s what you need to know before investing time and money

Kuty Shalev, founder of Clevertech, gives entrepreneurs five questions they should ask themselves before investing…

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[Op Ed] Peeple App is VC Funding Gone Amok

When black-owned startups have difficulty getting VC dollars, it's maddening when silly apps get millions

The Peeple app is valued in the millions and that’s exactly what’s wrong with VC…

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4 Back-to-School Apps for Parents and Students

This technology helps parents and students navigate everyday challenges

Back-to-school apps help parents and students navigate everyday challenges.

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3 Ways IBM Watson Developer Apps Can Be Used in Business

The cognitive computing system infers personality traits and eases decision making

Watson is a cognitive computing system developed by IBM that isn’t programmed but “learns.” Here…

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WhatsApp Web Now Available on iPhone

Latest rollout of popular messaging app comes after availability on Android

WhatsApp Web is finally available for iOS users.

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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…

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3 Hot Gadgets for Summer Fun

Check out these new innovations that will help you relax and keep cool this season

Whether you’re in the pool, at the park or on the basketball court, these gadgets…

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Intuit QuickBooks Local Tour Coming to the Windy City

Black tech CEO Jewel Burks to speak about building mobile app PartPic

Intuit QuickBooks is stopping in Chicago on their nationwide local small business tour.

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Nuracode Founder, Iziah Reid, Talks What Inspired His Startup

Tech entrepreneur discusses software company

Two things were important to me: to produce cutting edge technology practically, and to build…

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Blastchat Creator Jhamar Youngblood Strives to Simplify Group Communication

The iOS app can mass message groups of friends and even college campuses

Jhamar Youngblood sees Blastchat, his iPhone application, making “mass communication as easy as possible.”

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BE Modern Man: Top 5 Apps to Get Your Money Up

Stay on top of managing your money without the hefty fee of a financial planner

Stay on top of managing your money with these five smartphone apps—without the hefty fee…

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5 Fitness Items to Upgrade Your Summer Gym Bag

Step up your fitness game with new items showcased at She's Fit, She's Beautiful event

These five items, showcased at this year’s She’s Fit, She’s Beautiful event, will help you…

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FinTech Disrupting Wall Street With Banking Alternatives

Electronic payment services, crowd-funding and lending vehicles could take a billion-dollar chunk out of big banks

On-demand apps are all the rage, with the subset collectively on track to rocket past…

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On-Demand Apps on Track to Break Investment Records

The industry is quickly approaching $4 billion in the first half of 2015

According to CNET, a report from data analyst firm CB Insights found venture funding for…

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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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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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From Prison to Tech Entrepreneur: Sabrina Peterson Talks Newest Venture, Glam U Apps

Sabrina Peterson, founder of Glam University and Girl Power Sleep Over, is changing the face…

By Chanel Martin

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Lights, Camera, Action: 5 Apps for Aspiring Actors

Polish your star with these helpful resources

Film Life and Black Enterprise are teaming up to present the 19th Annual American Black…

By Essence Gant

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5 Digital Tools and Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Digital tools to help creative entrepreneurs market and sell their products

It’s super important for creative entrepreneurs to use digital tools that can help them market…

By Kandia Johnson

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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 Apps to Help You Travel Like a Local

The go to places that locals go is a great way to discover the heart of a city

Nowadays vacationers and travel enthusiasts are avoiding touristy hot spots to experience city culture from…

By Kandia Johnson

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Silicon Valley Financial App Company Helps Support Minority Startups

Digit helps raise money for code scholarships and investment capital for minority students and entrepreneurs

Digit, a Silicon Valley venture backed financial technology company, helps raise money for minority students…

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5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Smartphone

Preserve memories and increase storage space with these tips

You should consider spring-cleaning your smartphone for prime usability. Try these tips.

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4 Awesome Health Apps Designed Exclusively for Women

These will help you take a top priority into your own hands, quickly and easily

Startups see no boundaries when it comes to designing apps, which address health issues…

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Want to Lower college costs? Make Your Kid go to Class!

Technology aims to help reduce the est. $31 Billion annual cost of skipped classes

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A few weeks ago, University of Indiana Sophomore, Andrew Havill was telling his father…

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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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5 Mobile Apps to Help Keep Children Safe

Take an active role in preventing childhood injuries

You don’t have to be a mom, dad or caretaker to take an active role…

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Nationwide Presents ‘Make Safe Happen’ to Reduce Preventable Accidents

On Super Bowl Sunday, millions will have access to resources to save children's lives

Join the movement and help Make Safe Happen, through the use of a new mobile…

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLIX Apps

Kick your experience up a notch this year by using the

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s more to the Super Bowl than football. Whether you’re…

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Snapchat Introduces New Service ‘Discover’

Photo-messaging app offers expansion of the way users consume and share media

Popular app is expanding the way users share and use information, offering a broader more…

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3 Mobile Apps For Spontaneous Travel

If you're booking a trip on the fly, these resources will help you do it in a cinch

Spontaneous booking is becoming the norm, especially with the millennial generation who are increasingly using…

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4 Easy Apps To Manage and Track Your Money

Get a great start on the New Year with these resources

The best mobile solutions for your finances can help you monitor your bank account, and…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Plan for the Holidays

From Thanksgiving into the New Year, these will help erase stress and save time

These apps, from Thanksgiving into the New Year, will make planning for the holidays less…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

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What To Expect From Apple’s Thursday Event

New iPads, new iMacs, but no new notebooks

With Apple’s October event set to kick off Thursday, many expect to see a refresh…

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Actor Orlando Jones: From Hollywood to Digital Diversity

Writer-and comedian becomes digital entrepreneur with iROC Emoticons

Writer and actor Orlando Jones is diversifying the digital emoticon world with his app iRoc…

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Miami’s PlungeCon Will Highlight Tech and Innovators

Innovation Slam will let inventors present to experts and tastemakers

From Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, Miami’s Eden Roc Resort will host the Plunge Culture…

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New Car Service App to Offer Taxis Exclusively for Women

New car service app will be ran exclusively for women by women

A new car service app, launching Sept. 16, will provide female passengers with the comfort…

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RECAP: Black Enterprise Gets ‘Curved’ At Samsung Unpacking Event

Will Samsung have enough to dethrone Apple?!

On Sept. 3, Samsung took over New York at an undisclosed location to present an…

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Artel J. Great: A Film Visionary With a Deep Sense of Responsibility

How Project Catalyst founder created platform that merges tech with alternative entertainment

Artel J. Great, founder of Project Catalyst, speaks to Black Enterprise about innovation and his…

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Unplug From Your Digital Device and Plug Into Your Career Potential

Tips to ensure smartphone use is contributing to career success---not emptying your pockets

Millennials, play time is over. It’s time to shut down the mobile apps that are…

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OPINION: Sketchy Neighborhood App Encourages Fear And Discrimination

It’s useless, racist, and ignores the truth about communities

A finalist in New York’s BigApps competition, SketchFactor, is a “sketchiness” crowdsourcing app that is…

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

Tinyblu’s reminder system will help you offload your check-ins and keep in contact with coworkers,…

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Business on the Go: 5 Great Apps for Savvy Entrepreneurs

These tools will help you save time---and money

Who knew the cell phone would end up being one of the most innovative forms…

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Jet Magazine Launches App; Shutters Magazine

Actress Keke Palmer inaugural cover subject. What do you think?

Legendary Jet Magazine will no longer be available in print stores. No worries, the digital…

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Yo, This ‘Yo’ App Just Got $1 Million In Funding

You've got SnapChat for video, WhatsApp for texting, and now Yo for ... saying, "Yo."

Yo does one thing and one thing only. Say “Yo.” But it’s tearing up the…

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…

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Women of Power: 3 Top Apps to Make Networking a Cinch

Add fast, fun convenience to making quality connections with these tech tools

Three apps that make networking at any conference or professional convention convenient, fast and fun.

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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6 Apps to Help You Live the Good Life

Apps that can help you enjoy the good life using your smartphone

Have you ever downloaded any of these apps?

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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.

5 Slip-Ups to Avoid When Creating Your Branded App

Avoid these mistakes when developing your application

Five mistakes businesses should avoid when developing their own branded app.

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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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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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Top Apps to Organize Your Work Day

These tech tools will keep you on top of your schedule---and your game

These tech tools will keep you on top of your schedule—and your game.

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6 Apps to Upgrade Your Networking Skills

Use these tools to give you competitive edge in your industry

These tech tools will give you the edge you need to stay organized, keep in…

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Jada Pinkett Smith Invests in Anti-Human Trafficking Startup

"bSafe is a wonderful app that everyone should have.” - Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith discovered the bSafe app after her daughter Willow started using it.

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Cool Jobs: Young Tech Innovator Remixes His Way to Gaming App Success

Savvy entrepreneur fuses creativity and enterprise for profit

Nigerian-American tech entrepreneur Muoyo Okome remixes apps and makes them his own, creating a savvy…

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The CES 2013 Best in Show Awards

These 17 products represent the cream of the crop in electronics, software, and accessories

The International Consumer Electronics Show, held every January in Las Vegas, showcases technology from all…

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Lupe Fiasco Named Creative Director of Health Start-Up

Chicago rapper takes stab at tech start-up called Higi.

Higi tracks metrics of caloric intake and suggests ways to burn fat.

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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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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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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,…

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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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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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10 Apps to Boost Customer Loyalty

Reward your customers electronically

Ten of the most popular apps that boost customer loyalty.

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Foursquare gives small business owners their own app

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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Evernote Launches Small Business App

Evernote isn't just for personal productivity anymore

The increasingly popular productivity app now has a version for small businesses

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New Smartphone App keeps tabs on your competition.

New Smartphone App Keeps Tabs on Your Competition.

Keep a bird’s-eye view of how your competitors are using social media

A new smartphone app, Perch, let’s small-business owners quickly keep a bird’s-eye view of how…

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Three apps to help real estate agents and house hunters seal the deal

When it comes to real estate, location is everything—not just the location of the home,…

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Burst App Allows Family & Friends to Share Memorable Videos

Bryant McBride, CEO of Burst, and team raised $3.5 million to create the family-friendly app

Burst, a Boston-based startup, is giving family-focused techies another reason to get excited about an…

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StatusPeople App Reveals Tweeters Who Buy Followers

Do you know anyone you suspect of buying followers?

Do you know anyone you suspect of buying followers?

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Don’t Believe the Hype: 8 Commonly Used Apps That Disappoint

HuffPostTech compiled a list of the “least favorite, constantly crashing, glitch-prone apps or phone features…

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When it comes to social networking sites, LinkedIn is not viewed as one of the most exciting platforms (thanks to the ability to “pin,” “tweet” and “Facebook” nearly any aspect of life), but it is definitely one web-based network you should invest your time in. In fact, there’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected with others in and outside of their spheres of influence, access applications and remain up to date on the latest career-related news. Mashable outlines five capabilities you should familiarize yourself with and maximize on LinkedIn:

5 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn

There’s a bevy of functions that are raising the stakes, allowing professionals to stay connected…

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Black Enterprise CTIA Best in Show Awards

In addition to the standard cloud storage and file sharing tools, Box.com gives users the…

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New Siri Features


I love the current Siri TV ads by Apple, and, quite frankly, it is the only place the personal assistant software seems to work.  All jokes aside, it will be interesting to see Siri on new iPad. Here are some of its enhanced functions:
--Users will be able to post Facebook updates and send tweets with their voice.

--Siri has partnered with Yelp, OpenTable, Rotten Tomatoes, and sports score updates ranging from the latest scores to stats and schedules.

--The software assistant will continue expanding globally with its new language support, which will now feature Spanish, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese, and optimize languages in 15 countries. 

Apple is working with automotive manufactures to launch “Eyes Free,” a new feature that will allow a car to bring up Siri voice control. Nine auto manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Toyota are working on this implementation with plans to incorporate the technology in the next 12 months.

WWDC 2012: Apple’s iOS 6 Boasts Over 200 New Features & Enhancements

At the 2012 World Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on Monday the technology company unveiled the…

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4 Apps to Boost Your Score

Michael Nolen was unhappy with his credit report. It was back in 2010 when the…

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Curators of the Night

Poggled co-founders master the daily deal

No strangers to nightclub ownership, business partners William Jenkins and Stephen LaMontagne Jr. were looking…

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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…

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UBR Morning Post: ‘Reallionaire’ Motivator Farrah Gray

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita Young speaks with Jamaal Williams,…

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Social Media Insider: 3 Social Network Management Tools

Tools, tips, and information from social media experts and the people and businesses who use it

Consider your social media dashboard a one stop shop that lets you drag and drop…

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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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When it comes to innovation and downright efficiency, Google seems to be leading the pack among the competitive market of Internet-based services. In addition to the search engine and the seemingly limitless Gmail service, Google also offers a slew of plug-ins, widgets, and apps. But how can you integrate these services to make your life a little less chaotic? Take a look at some of Google’s more innovative functions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sorting Out Google

Which software is right for you?

When it comes to innovation and downright efficiency, Google seems to be leading the pack…

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Facebook App Helps Users Find Jobs

What are friends for? With this tool, they could help you land your next gig.

If your network equals your net worth you may be sitting atop Fort Knox. Hire…

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