Tag Archives: Technology

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Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

The carrier and Internet giant will swap advertising expertise and reach in the mobile market

Verizon Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to a deal to buy AOL…

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$9 Computer Surpasses Kickstarter Campaign Goal

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

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

By Joel Lyons

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

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

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

By Joel Lyons

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

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

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

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[VIDEO] Fit Men Cook Launches Cooking App with Customized Meals and Grocery Shopping List Functionality

The app includes tasty budget friendly meals that are easy to prepare

Kevin Curry, Founder of Fit Men Cook, will launch a cooking app to help people…

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

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

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

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Clothier Rick Moore Teams With Multinational Computer Company To Design Wearable Tech

Entrepreneur uses strategic alliances to grow his Nyla Elise clothing company

Grassroots Clothier Rick Moore seeks to leverage being a brand ambassador for tech giant Lenova.

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Self-Driving Semi Approved for Nevada Highways

Daimler's Freightliner Inspiration Truck still needs a driver to navigate off ramps and local roads

According to Engadget, Daimler’s Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been approved for road travel in Nevada.

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Google to Spend $150 Million on Diversity Initiatives in 2015

The variety of goals seek to break down the barriers at the company and in Silicon Valley

Google will be spending $150 million on diversity initiatives in 2015, seeking to break down…

By Joel Lyons

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Jesse Jackson Urges Diverse Hiring in Silicon Valley at PUSHTech2020 Summit

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition event saw the Rev. and others delivering the message to top tech execs

Rev. Jesse Jackson took Silicon Valley to task with his Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s PUSHTech2020 Summit…

By Joel Lyons

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Sensor Monitors Seniors and Aids in Care

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

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

By Joel Lyons

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Entrepreneurs Summit: Stay in The Know with BE Events App

Keep one step ahead with the digital tool

Download the free Black Enterprise Events app to stay in the know of Entrepreneurs Summit.

By Essence Gant

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Black Enterprise CEO to Speak at Diversity in Tech Event

Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. a panelist at Rainbow PUSH Coalition's PUSHTech2020 Summit

Black Enterprise CEO Earl ‘Butch’ Graves Jr. will be among the speakers at Rainbow PUSH…

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SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Program in 16 Cities

Prepares youngsters in grades 4–8 for STEM careers

SEEK is a free STEM summer day program targeting black youth in grades 4 to…

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[REPORT] Minorities Landed More Tech Jobs in Labor Market Recovery

Blacks and Hispanics had increases from 2009-2014, but women made up just 25% of tech workforce

More blacks got tech jobs during labor market recovery, with women making up 25% of…

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Google ‘Embeds’ Engineers at HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech

The tech giant takes on Silicon Valley's diversity problem

Silicon Valley is setting up shop at some of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and…

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Risingstars Founder to Speak at Entrepreneurs Summit

Tom Chikoore will share innovative insights and strategies in tech

The Risingstars, a program that mentors minorities in tech, founder will speak at Entrepreneurs Summit.

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Moms Made Millionaires with Facebook Commerce App Soldsie

F-Commerce may be the new money maker for entrepreneurs

Soldsie helped make these jewelry-selling moms into millionaires.

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4 Digital Detox Vacations Around the World

Unplug from digital technology with these travel destinations

Hotels around the world are offering the perfect solution for society’s smartphone obsession— digital detox…

By Kandia Johnson

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The Game Changers of Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business

As the Entrepreneurs Summit embraces the future of business, here are six game changers of…

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