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HerAgenda Founder and Karen Civil Share their Business Motivation

Two young leaders talked business innovation and motivation at AlleyNYC

Heragenda.com founder Rhonesha Byng and Karen Civil sat down at AlleyNYC for a discussion on…

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Apple Halts Sales In Russia

The Russian ruble has fallen over 20%, forcing Apple to pull out

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Russia is having an economic downturn, and Apple is pulling out of the country.
The…

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BlackBerry’s New Phone Is Old School

The brand new BlackBerry Classic still has a keyboard

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Today, BlackBerry announced a new phone, the Classic.
But can its latest attempt…

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Uhasibu Presents Top Solution for All East African SMEs

The Project Based Accounting Module solves the issue

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have demonstrated…

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The App You Need Before Your Next Job Interview or Business Meeting

Charlie can save you 30 minutes per day

Nowadays, nearly everyone has a mobile device at their fingertips and the Internet readily available.…

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Innov8tiv Sits Down with Tech Leader Catt Small for Exclusive Interview

The programmer shares insights for women in STEM careers

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv‘s Anie Akpe:
At Innov8tiv, we aspire to bridge the…

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TechWomen 2014: Providing Women with STEM Career Opportunities

The program helps those across Africa and the Middle East

The following is a feature by Innov8tiv.com‘s Milicent Atieno:
Started back in 2011, TechWomen is part…

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8 Apps to Ease Your Travel Anxiety

By accessing your smartphone, eliminate unnecessary stress

The following is a feature from Innov8tiv.com:
What to pack, what to leave home? Checking in…

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

By Cristie Leondis

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7 Tips for Increasing Your Social Media Audience

Here's how your startup can grow its followers and likes on Facebook and Twitter

Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but do you have an effective social…

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After 4 Years of Being Missing, Young Boy is Finally Found in Georgia

He was found behind false walls in his father's home

Four years after being reported missing, the 13-year-old young boy was found in Jonesboro, Georgia,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Author and Motivator Lisa Nichols Inspires During Social Media Event

Author and Women of Power Summit speaker shared powerful advice to participants

Lisa Nichols inspired participant during her tweet chat with Black Enterprise, detailing her latest business…

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New NSBA Survey Shows IT Cost, Security Major Concerns for Small Business

Programming Languages That Earn The Most Cash

Web and mobile app development take the top spot

Knowing French or Spanish could net you a higher salary. But knowing Python could get…

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RECAP: Who’s Who of Entertainment Gather to Celebrate ‘The Good Life,’ with Lexus

Black Enterprise hosts lifestyle event in the heart of Chelsea, New York City

Black Enterprise hosted The Good Life event, sponsored by Lexus, gathering top entertainers and influencers…

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Director Eric Dean Seaton Offers a Preview of His Graphic Novel Series

The successful television producer reveals his first comic collection

Famous director Eric Dean Seaton reveals his first graphic novel series.

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Innov8tiv Magazine Expands to Kenya with Hub East Africa Partnership

The social enterprise center is open for all entrepreneurs

Innov8tiv magazine has expanded from its U.S. base to Kenya with a partnership with The…

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

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9 Motivating Faith Leaders to Follow on Instagram

Follow these inspirational figures to add some positivity to your day

These are 10 faith leaders who have inspirational Instagram accounts and post positive pictures that…

By Cristie Leondis

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ColorComm NYC Hosts Dinner and Dialogue With Tricia Clarke-Stone

The innovator dished on her career and gave tips for inspiring entrepreneurs

Tricia Clarke-Stone, CEO and Co-founder of Narrative_, an entertainment and tech collaborative, talked success tips…

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Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Top Ten Instagram Accounts to Follow

These celebs have the most entertaining Instagram's for any motivated entrepreneur

Social media has impacted our society in profound ways. Communicating has been made easier, and…

By Cristie Leondis

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Meet the Winners: Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference Innovation Slam

Two inventors now eligible to attend Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Two winners of the Innovation Slam at PlungeCon were recognized for their creative innovations, as…

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Fertility Faux Pas or Innovation? Should Companies Pay for Female Workers to Freeze Their Eggs?

Facebook and Apple agree to cover cost up to $20,000

Facebook and Apple have agreed to cover up to $20,000 of the cost for female…

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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

Grant allows ASU to enter STEM partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University

Alabama State University receives $1 million in federal funding to support student research opportunities in…

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Savannah State Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Train STEM Teachers

University aims to prepare students to be certified STEM teachers

Savannah State University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by the National Science Foundation…

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4 Tips to Getting Your Child Involved in STEM

Here’s how to get your children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics

BlackEnterprise.com spoke with Jamie Bracey, Ph.D. on ways to get your children engaged around STEM.…

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Apple Starts Taking Social Seriously With Latest Hire

Musa Tariq, former social media head of Nike, will head Apple's newest initiative

Musa Tariq has worked with Apple's head of Retail and Online Stores, Angela Ahrendts, when…

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

By Patrick Austin

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Congress Managed To Get Banned From Wikipedia

Editable encyclopedia has had enough of U.S. legislature’s “disruptive editing”

Wikipedia’s administrators have had enough of Congress’ erroneous edits, and has issued a temporary ban…

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Apple’s Newest Board Member Breaks the Mold

Sue Wagner, formerly of BlackRock, has joined Apple's board of directors

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Apple’s newest board member is adding a little diversity to its group…

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Microsoft To Cut 18,000 Jobs

More than 12,000 will come from Nokia, which was acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft announced it is laying off up to 18,000 workers over the course of the…

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Apple and IBM Announce Groundbreaking Enterprise Partnership

Most unlikely of companies team up for what could become total domination

IBM and Apple have announced a partnership that could give Apple an unprecedented presence in…

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Blame Your Browser For Bad Battery Life

Windows users running Chrome may have seen a dip in battery performance

Windows laptops could be falling victim to an issue in Google’s Chrome browser that can…

By Patrick Austin

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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

Make the trade and you’ll receive up to $650 off your purchase of a Surface Pro 3

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

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Dismal 2%: Tech Diversity Reports Abysmal For Blacks

At companies like Google, Facebook, and Yahoo!, black professionals scarce

Facebook and Yahoo! have released reports detailing the diversity in their respective companies. Only 2%…

By Patrick Austin

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Bitcoin Evolves Into A Disruptive Digital Currency

Are you ready to accept Bitcoins into your wallet?

For those who haven’t been keeping up with Bitcoin, here’s some information to bring you…

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ESPN Will Have Bitcoin-Sponsored Football

Post-season NCAA game will be sponsored by a U.S. bitcoin payment startup

ESPN’s NCAA football game in St. Petersburg will be sponsored by startup Bitpay, making it…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Pays $555 Million For Home-Monitoring Startup Dropcam

Dropcam and Nest say they won't sell ads or share user data, but many are skeptical

Google’s Nest is shelling out over $500 million for security camera company Dropcam in order…

By Patrick Austin

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10 Video Game Podcasts You Should Know About

A must-read list for any professed gamer.

Check out these names and voices for the coolest video game podcasts.

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Is Apple Preparing Multiple iWatch Models?

With sensors everywhere, it's hard to say what the wearable device won't track

Apple’s iWatch could debut with multiple sizes or styles and hit the market as soon…

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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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If Dollars Were Like Bitcoins You Should Panic

GHash is claiming responsibility, but the bitcoin mining pool has promised not to cause any harm to the virtual currency market

Bitcoin miners often use high-powered machines or many low-power ones to generate bitcoins. (Image credit:…

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AT&T Customers’ Social Security Numbers Stolen In Hack

The company wouldn't disclose how many users were affected by the hack.
If you’ve received mail…

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The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.

Tesla Wants To Give Its Battery Tech To Everyone For Free

Elon Musk's grand vision includes a world with a standard for electric cars, as opposed to today's proprietary charging methods

The electric car manufacturer has Supercharger stations throughout the country, enabling coast-to-coast travel.
The indie darling…

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Beyoncé Donates $125,000 To TEDWomen Project

The gesture of motherhood will help 1,900 infants avoid hypothermia while spurring the development of a disruptive, low-cost incubator

Beyoncé is trying to help mothers around the world, and she’s using a startup to…

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Amazon Launches Prime Music

It doesn't have as many songs as Spotify, but the company is betting on popularity rather than quantity

Amazon's Prime Music service will be ad-free and bundled with your Amazon Prime subscription. (Image…

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Google Wants In On Virgin Galactic’s Space Business

Talks of a deal have begun between Branson and the SEO giant.

Google is “slanging” its bucks around majorly after its $500 million acquisition of satellite imaging…

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Bitcoin Goes More Mainstream In Yahoo! Finance

The finance site is treating the virtual currency like any other site, all while boosting its credibility among investors

Bitcoin's volatile value has been on the upswing over the last few weeks. (Image credit:…

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Google Buys Satellite Maker Skybox For $500M

$500 million in cash was enough for Google to buy the satellite maker and expand its plans for truly global Internet access

Skybox Imaging is the second company acquired by Google for spreading Internet access, the first…

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Four New Tech Items Revolutionizing Senior Living

It is our duty to take care of our elders.

Baby Boomers are now reaching their golden years, and as their offspring, we’re entrusted with…

By Kevin L. Clark

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Top 4 Things To Expect From Amazon’s Smartphone

On June 18, Amazon could announce a phone with 3D as its defining feature

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Amazon’s teaser trailer for its June 18 product announcement is more than likely its rumored…

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If Amazon releases its own TV box, competitors like Apple and Roku may have to play catch-up.

Amazon CEO’s Net Worth Rises $1.4B Thanks To Smartphone Rumors

Amazon's June 18 announcement could put the company in direct competition with almost every smartphone manufacturer, including Apple

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Sometimes rumors are good things. In the case of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, sometimes they’re…

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Apple’s Master Plan With Beats: Headphone Lockdown

Apple's proprietary connector could provide more features for headphones, but also damage consumer options thanks to its exclusivity

With Apple buying Beats for $3 billion, the company no doubt wants a return on…

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Google Overtakes Apple As No. 1 Most Valuable Brand

More consumers appreciate Google than Apple. Do you agree?

In 2013, Google knocked Apple out of the top spot as the most valued brand…

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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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Diane von Furstenberg Partners With Google For Designer Glass

Will Google's designer cache give Glass the boost it needs?

Diane von Furstenberg is a fan of Google Glass, employing it in her fashion shows…

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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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Apple Will Let You Use Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8

The company’s upcoming update will let you choose your own keyboard for your iOS device

Previously, getting a third-party keyboard onto your iPhone involved jailbreaking your device and dealing with…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Announces iOS 8 At WWDC

The upgrade brings Health, Apple's health management software, among many other new products

Apple's iOS 8 does a lot to address long-held complaints while providing new features for…

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Apple Announces OS X Yosemite At WWDC

A new look, a new notification center, and a new cloud storage system all give OS X Yosemite a forward-looking future

Apple’s WWDC revealed OS X Yosemite, which packs features like iCloud Drive, a new look,…

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Motorola’s Texas Factory Shutting Down

The factory employs 700 workers, and will be shut down at the end of 2014

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

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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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DISH Network Will Accept Bitcoin

Dish is the largest company to accept the virtual currency, ahead of Overstock.com and Virgin America

The decision to accept Bitcoin as payment is great for customer convenience, and a differentiator…

By Patrick Austin

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2% of Google Employees Are Black

The newly released information highlights the racial and gender disparity in the tech community

David C. Drummond is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, as well as the…

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Prototype Is Here

No gas pedal, no steering wheel, no problem

Google's newest self-driving car isn't just an SUV with cameras tacked on; all the sensors…

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CONFIRMED: Apple Buys Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join Apple and the Beats Music team, while the Beats Electronics team is being

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will both remain at Apple, with Beats Music and Beats…

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12 Instagram Tips For Your Business

Here’s how to get the most out of the site to brand your company and to reach younger consumers

Instagram is a mobile photo editing and sharing app that saw its user base explode…

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Homeless Coder Leo Grand Still Homeless

Leo Grand's ride-sharing app brought him celebrity and a bit of money, but he still hasn't spent it, and is still homeless

Homeless New Yorker Leo Grand and programmer Patrick McConlogue teamed up to create a ride-sharing…

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Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much larger screen.

Apple Preparing For The Connected Home?

Patents and Apple-sold connected devices could be signs the company is ready to control your home through its iDevices.

Apple's reportedly prepping two iPhones for launch this year, and one will have a much…

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Twitter Users Honor Maya Angelou With #MayaTaughtMe

Twitter users influenced by the work of author, poet, and director Maya Angelou went online to give their thanks to the woman who helped them discover themselves

Twitter users created the #MayaTaughtMe hashtag to share what they learned from the world-renowned poet.…

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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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Google Has Plans to Advertise In Your Home

No thermostat is safe from Google’s advertising might

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear…

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Google’s Accelerator Program Gets Black Businesses Online

The 12-week program sponsored by Google encourages black entrepreneurs to market their businesses online, and you can apply right now

The Accelerate With Google program has various partners, including the US Black Chamber, and is…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Search Engine Is Killing An Internet Veteran

MetaFilter, an Internet legend, is losing funds thanks to Google's algorithm tweaks, and is laying off valuable staff

Google's pretty hush about its search algorithm, which it constantly adjusts to keep spammers from…

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Tech Companies Dominate In Best Pay And Benefits

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.
Silicon Valley’s tech companies tend…

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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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Nest Recalling 440,000 Smoke Detectors

The Google-owned company says its Nest Wave feature is glitchy, and is issuing a fix through a software update

Nest's Protect smoke alarm can detect carbon monoxide as well as smoke, and can be…

By Patrick Austin

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eBay’s Been Hacked, Change Your Password

The auction site says a cyberattack compromised its databases of passwords, home addresses, and phone numbers, but no financial data was touched

eBay's compromised databases luckily didn't divulge any bank information about its customers. (Image credit: Cheon…

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro 3, Available for Pre-Order

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 starts at $799, and is designed to replace both your laptop and your tablet

With a thinner and lighter design, the more powerful Surface Pro 3 looks like a…

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Watching People Play Games is Worth $1 Billion to YouTube

After raising $35 million and tripling its bandwidth usage, Twitch is becoming a serious competitor in the streaming space

Twitch broadcasts games like audience controlled versions of Pokémon, real-time strategy game Starcraft 2, and…

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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Classana Founder Will Lucas Talks Educating Yourself Outside the Classroom

Meet Classana's founder who will serve as moderator for the Black Enterprise-Gates Symposium

Tech entrepreneur and founder of Classana, Will Lucas, talks non-traditional ways of educating yourself and…

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

Chinese Banks Are Banning Bitcoins

Support for Bitcoin in China is shrinking thanks to the country's ban on using bitcoins in a Chinese bank account

The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far…

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Highest-Paid Female Exec Now Works For Apple

Angela Ahrendts could be the highest paid female executive at a public company, topping Yahoo's Marrisa Mayer

Before joining Apple, Ahrendts was the CEO of Burberry for 8 years, and was successful…

By Patrick Austin

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A 21-Year-Old Just Scored $3 Million For His Events App

Pep Gomez was bored in San Francisco, so he made an app that would help anyone find something cool to do

Fever is only works in New York and Madrid, but Gomez plans to expand to…

By Patrick Austin

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Chromebooks Are Gaining On Microsoft’s Laptops

With Intel and Google teaming up to release a slew of Chromebooks, Microsoft could be in trouble

Samsung, HP, and Acer are all making Chromebooks, with newer versions powered by Intel processors.…

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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PayPal Executive Fired Over Twitter Rant

Rakesh Agrawal went on an insulting spree over the weekend, calling out everyone from venture capitalists to fellow coworkers

Agrawal joined PayPal in March after serving as a consultant and became Director of Global…

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Could Apple’s Latest Acquisition Herald the iWatch?

Apple's acquisition of micro-LED company LuxVue could mean more energy efficient iPhones, and even the long-rumored iWatch

Various designers have come up with concepts for Apple's iWatch, ranging from high-tech to high-fashion.
Another…

By Patrick Austin

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New ‘Shaq-Fu’ Project Surpasses $450,000 Crowdfunding Goal

Top backers paid up to $35,000 for special perks

Shaquille O’Neal’s crowdfunding campaign for his new version of ‘Shaq-Fu’ game beat its $450,000 goal.…

By Patrick Austin

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Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Use GIFs

Ecuadorian designer Ivan Basurto wanted his resume to stand out, and his GIF-centric Tumblr page delivers

Ivan Basurto used the Internet's love of GIFs to showcase his resume visually, as opposed…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple Wins Samsung Patent Lawsuit, $119 Million

While Apple won the lion's share of damages, it still owes Samsung $158 thousand dollars for violating one patent

Apple's win in this lawsuit makes it the second occurrence wherein Samsung has been forced…

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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…

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How A Sociologist Hid Her Pregnancy From The Web

Janet Vertesi spoke at Theorizing the Web about the lengths she went to keep her pregnancy a secret from advertisers

Janet Vertesi spoke about buying hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards to hide from…

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Apple's MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well as a lower price.

Apple’s New Macbook Air is Faster and Cheaper

$100 off doesn't seem like much, but now you can buy Apple's thinnest laptop starting at $899

Apple’s MacBook Air retains the same slim design, but has slightly updated internals, as well…

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Square Introduces New Services After a Losing Year

Square posted a loss last year, but that hasn't stopped the company from releasing a trio of tools useful for small businesses

Square is making it easier for businesses to keep track of their inventory, facilitate transactions…

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Have Lunch With Apple’s CEO (If You Can Afford It)

If you've got $67,500 to spend, you could have lunch with Tim Cook and support human rights

You can’t buy love, and you can’t buy friends.
But you can buy lunch with Apple…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple’s Quarterly Earnings Reach $10.2 Billion In Profits

iPhone sales are continuing to increase, but a slump in iPad sales has investors worried

Apple’s second quarter earnings report is in, and the iPhone maker has once again achieved…

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Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons of newer shows.

HBO Content Is Now On Amazon Prime

Shows like The Sopranos and The Wire will be available on Amazon Prime, but if you're waiting for Game of Thrones, don't hold your breath

Shows like The Wire and The Sopranos will be available, as well as certain seasons…

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Twitter's new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can pin to your page.

How-To: Take Advantage of Twitter’s New Profile Layout

From using larger images to showing off your best tweets, Twitter's new profile layout is designed with you and your business in mind

Twitter’s new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can…

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New Postal Service Changes May Reduce Netflix Mail Costs

Netflix is Raising Prices

The service's cost is expected to increase by $1 to $2 per month in order to pay for new content

Netflix is increasing the price for new users.
In the media-streaming company’s Q1 earnings report, Netflix…

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Apple's Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.

Apple’s Environmental Ads Target Copycat Samsung

The company's new environmentalism ads take shots at rival smartphone manufacturer Samsung in the middle of their patent lawsuit

Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina, solar array is the nation’s largest privately owned onsite solar array.
On…

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Payment Startup Square Posts Losses Despite Multi-Billion Valuation

Despite being one of the most popular mobile payment systems, the company posted a hefty loss

Mobile payment startup Square has posted a $100 million loss for 2013, according to the…

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Nike's Fuelband has kept the company's name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.

Nike Lays Off Fuelband Hardware Team

With Nike dropping out of the hardware business, could Nike+ be in Apple's rumored smartwatch?

Nike’s Fuelband has kept the company’s name relevant in the age of wearable fitness devices.
Nike’s…

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Airbnb Now Valued at $10 Billion

The house-renting service received $500 million in recent investment round

Renting out your spare bedroom has become big business for Airbnb.
The service, founded in…

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LinkedIn Now Has Over 300 Million Users

LinkedIn's emphasis on new mobile apps helped to spur its growth

Every day I’m asked to make a new connection on LinkedIn, making me wonder if…

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Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which resulted in the dissemination of Social Insurance Numbers of 900 citizens.

19-Year-Old Arrested for Heartbleed Hacking

Western University student Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes is charged with stealing the personal information of around 900 Canadian citizens

Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19 years old, was charged with unauthorized use of a computer which…

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Christopher Carbone used writer Mikki Kendall's photo as an avatar for #RaceSwapExp, and was deluged with hateful responses.

Man Uses Black Female Picture on Twitter For #RaceSwapExp, Receives Hate Speech

During Suey Park's protest against Colbert, Carbone participated in #RaceSwapExp, where he used a black avatar instead of his normal one

Are you surprised?

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Manufacturers like HTC, Apple, and Samsung have agreed to voluntarily implement the anti-theft technology.

Your Next Smartphone Could Have a Kill Switch

Security measures used by smartphone makers and carriers could render a stolen iPhone worthless

Companies like Apple, and Samsung, and carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, have agreed to a…

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Samsung's latest smartphone has a water-resistant build, heart rate sensor, and a fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Already Hacked With Fake Fingerprints

The same fingerprint hack was used to trick the iPhone 5s' Touch ID sensor last year

Are you worried it could happen to you?

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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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Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone can get in on the wearable technology action.

Google Glass On Sale For One Day Only

The $1,500 wearable computer is available for one day only, and in unknown quantities.

Buying Google Glass used to be an invite-only affair, but for one day only anyone…

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Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere is asking the world to stop phone companies from overcharging consumers, with a petition.

T-Mobile Abolishes Overage Charges

CEO John Legere also urged people to sign a petition that encourages carriers like AT&T to get rid of overage charges

Will other companies follow?

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The graphic tweet was deleted after an hour of uptime, and is currently being investigated by the airline.

US Airways Just Tweeted a Graphic, NSFW Photo

The saucy tweet at a US Airways passenger was deleted, but not before Twitter users took screenshots and spread them around the Web

What a social media fail

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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…

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Drop-Dropbox.com used this picture of Dr. Rice in its manifesto against her appointment to the company's Board of Directors.

Condoleezza Appointed to Dropbox Board, Twitter Flips

Protesters are using #DropDropbox to show their disapproval at the appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Dropbox's Board of Directors

The site’s grievances with the choice lay in Rice’s past actions under the Bush Administration

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50 Cent to Pay $16 Million For Stealing Headphone Trade Secrets

The rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson has his own line of cans, although they're not as ubiquitous as Dr. Dre's line of Beats headphones

That’s a lot of money to pay up

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The Cupola observatory module was installed in February of 2010.

The First Instagram Selfie From Space is Pretty Awesome

With Earth in the background photobombing, American astronaut Steven Swanson became the first person to take a selfie on Instagram in space

The photo was taken in the observatory module of the space station, the Cupola

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Is Tweeting Ruining Your Relationship?

Using Twitter doesn't mean you're more likely to break up, but it does mean you'll probably fight about it with your partner

How much you tweet shows how much you cheat?

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The battery pack is still bulky, but Storedot's 30-second charge claim is definitely real.

This Device Can Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds or Less

The product is still a prototype, but the battery pack technology could pave the way for quick-charging devices

Myersdorf wants to eventually open a manufacturing facility for StoreDot’s battery technology

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White House Not Happy Over David Ortiz, Samsung ‘Selfie’ Stunt with President

Thanks to the Red Sox MVP, selfies at the White House could be banned

Why all the drama over selfies?

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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a Wu-Tang Clan double album that will be available to only one buyer.

Why The Wu-Tang Clan is Only Releasing 1 Copy of Their New Album

The Wu will hold listening parties before selling the only copy

Will you support the album?

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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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The Canadian smartphone maker has been hemorrhaging both money and people in the past few years thanks to Apple and Google.

T-Mobile Won’t Carry BlackBerry Devices Anymore

Current BlackBerry users on T-Mobile will not be affected, but don't expect to grab one from the carrier for much longer.

The Canadian smartphone maker has been hemorrhaging both money and people in the past few…

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Amazon Fire TV

How Amazon’s Fire TV Beats Roku, Apple and Google

Amazon's media takeover plan has gone from the tablet to the television with the Fire TV.

Which one of the three do you prefer?

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Black Enterprise Hackathon Photo Gallery [Day 2]

The second and final day of the Hackathon was full of last-minute coding and presentations.

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The Hackathon's judges deliberating with each other after each…

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Black Enterprise Hackaton Photo Gallery [Day 1]

The first day of the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota was filled with idea development and team setup.

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Host Mike Street interviewed Bruce Lincoln, co-founder of Silicon…

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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…

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 2 Morning Recap

We're up all night to get code-y at the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota

Congratulations to the winners!

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 1 Morning Recap

The morning of the Driving Innovation Hackathon was filled with hackers arriving to form teams and present their big ideas.

This Saturday, over 25 hackers and coders showed up at Black Enterprise headquarters to show…

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Check out the Hackathon from home with our livestream of the event.

Watch BlackEnterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon on LiveStream Today

Join Black Enterprise and Toyota Saturday and Sunday for the Driving Innovation Hackathon livestream

Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota will be livestreaming the event this Saturday…

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BE Hackathon 2014: Q&A With Hackathon Judges and Hosts

Black Enteprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon judges answer a few questions about coding and opportunities.

Here are the judges

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How Crowdfunding Is Saving This Homeless Mother

Community crowdfunding has raised almost $30,000 for Shanesha Taylor, a mother jailed for leaving her children unattended during a job interview.

When you say crowdfunding, you usually think of something like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, where creators…

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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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Carolyn Malachi is an independent, Grammy-nominated artist and the great-granddaughter of Jazz pianist John Malachi.

Grammy Nominated Singer Provides Her Tech Tips for Recording Artists

From Youtube videos to Bitcoin, Carolyn Malachi has a few tech tips that'll make your music career a little easier

Carolyn Malachi blends Jazz, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and lots of imagination

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Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, is said to have an estimated $400 million worth of the virtual currency.

Another Digital Currency Heist Steals $70,000 From Exchange

Hackers got away with 1.5 million coins

Hackers tampered with a glitch at currency exchange company Crypto Rush

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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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Google's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

Google Glass and Ray-Bans Sunglasses Collaborating?

Google and Luxottica are betting on brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley to get you to use Glass

Would you wear Google Glass?

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Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.

Facebook, Tesla CEOs Invest in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious wants to accomplish the impossible: replicating the human brain.

Companies exploring robotics, like Google, are excited about the artificial intelligence industry taking off.
What do…

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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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The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange filed for bankruptcy after losing $473 million in bitcoins.

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins

Virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox found a stash of 200,000 bitcoins

Why were they lost in the first place?

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Two monitors may work for some situations, but they can also make distractions incredibly easy.

Your Dual-Screened Computer May Be Counter-Productive

Studies show that multiple monitors improve productivity, but many of them are funded by the monitor manufacturers

Do you work on two monitors?

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Microsoft's Surface tablet is its mobile weapon against Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus tablets.

Microsoft Allegedly Searches Blogger’s Email to Stop Leaks

Microsoft searched through an unnamed blogger's Hotmail account to stop leaks of its software

Was it the right thing to do?

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People like music producer Just Blaze took advantage of the Ralph Lauren discount.

Ralph Lauren Employee Coupon Code Leaks On Twitter, Causes ‘Pologate’

At 65% off, almost everything was up for grabs

The retailer eventually terminated the code

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The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second developer kit for its virtual reality headset, the Rift.

New Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Kit Makes It Closer to Launch

Oculus VR's virtual reality headset is approaching completion, as the Oculus Rift undergoes some major enhancements in the latest developer kit.

The battle of virtual reality headsets is heating up as Oculus VR releases the second…

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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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Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in the tech community.

Jesse Jackson Targets Silicon Valley’s Poor Diversity Record

Rev. Jackson wants to make companies like Apple and HP address the diversity issue in the tech community.

Rev. Jesse Jackson is using HP's annual meeting to highlight the lack of diversity in…

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Apple's rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and is expected to be released with the next-generation iPhone.

Apple’s Rumored Healthbook Will Track Nearly Everything Down to Your Blood

Apple's Healthbook app could bring in data from wearable devices, but is it a sign that Apple's making its own "iWatch" device?

Apple’s rumored Healthbook app tracks everything from your respiratory rate to your blood sugar, and…

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Microsoft Office May Finally Hit the iPad Next Week

Microsoft's stock shot up 4% after the announcement of a San Francisco event next Monday, rumored to be for Office for iPad.

If Microsoft brings its Office suite to iPad, it could lose the exclusivity of Office…

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The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google's Android Wear software.

Motorola and LG Show Off New Android Wear Smartwatches

The Moto 360 is the first Android Wear smartwatch with a round display, making its target market the more fashion-conscious.

The Moto 360 is the first in a series of devices running Google’s Android Wear…

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