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Real Talk on Accelerators: One Woman’s Small Business Journey with Google

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details tangible pros and cons

Anie Akpe, publisher of Innov8tiv.com, details her journey participating in Google’s accelerator program.

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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…

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Google Offers Small Business Owners Free Cloud Storage For A Year

Google enters cloud storage provider war, offers biz owners free space

Google is taking the fight for cloud-computing services in the small business market to the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Can You Sue Google For Ruining Your Business?

Forty-year-old Serbian Crown restaurant says yes, you can

Serbian Crown, a restaurant that once served lion’s meat, is closed, and suing Google for…

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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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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Protests Arise Pegged To ‘Occupy Google’ And Net Neutrality

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn.

Google versus Net Neutrality took an interesting turn when protesters stormed the SEO juggernaut’s office…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Small Biz Spotlight: Google Gets Into Domain Name Game

Search engine giant taking on GoDaddy and other Web-hosting companies

Google, which has launched Google Domains, says 55% of small businesses still don’t have their…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Announces Driverless Cars In Less Than 10 Years

The SEO giant plans to revolutionize how the world drives its car.

Search engine juggernaut Google is hoping to alleviate the issue drivers feel when they’re brought…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic About U.S. Economy and Investing in Their Business in 2014

Entrepreneurial Myth or Real Talk- Is Entrepreneurship Best When Young?

What age group is really responsible for starting the most new businesses?

Entrepreneurship is a young man’s hustle. This is a notion that’s been held by many…

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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Stand Up and Be Counted for True Diversity

Diversity, amongst the worst practitioners, is nothing more than a diversion from effective corporate governance.

For American industry to be globally competitive, it must offer unfettered access to those who…

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

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…

By Patrick Austin

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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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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…

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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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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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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Nas Provides Scholarships for Tech Students

Prolific rapper partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who have an interest in technology

Prolific rapper Nas partners with the likes of Google and Microsoft to sponsor minorities who…

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The World’s Smartest Companies List Revealed

MIT Top 50 list of hottest innovators right now

Google is the world’s third smartest company according to a new list by MIT Technology…

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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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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

By Patrick Austin

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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?

By Patrick Austin

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Want to Boost Your Business? Here’s 5 Strategies for Success [Photos]

In our March 2014 issue, we have profiled five companies that employed distinct, barrier-busting strategies…

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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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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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Google Glass is the company's first foray into wearable tech, but it wants to standardize how the rest of the world interacts with Android.

SXSW ’14: Google’s Wearable Device SDK Coming Very Soon

Google Glass is just the first step. The company's new software development kit for wearable devices could open the floodgates for sensor-laden tech.

Google Glass is the company’s first foray into wearable tech, but it wants to standardize…

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The Willows bar in San Francisco will be banning all recording devices, especially Google Glass.

San Francisco Bar Bans Google Glass

It's the second bar in San Francisco to ban the hi-tech eyewear, and could be a Silicon Valley trend

Have you ever tried on Google Glass?

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Roku's new Streaming Stick is a reboot of its original media stick. This one is designed to compete with Google's Chromecast.

Roku’s New Streaming Stick Competes with Google Chromecast

At $50 it's more expensive than Google's Chromecast, but it offers access to over 1,000 channels

It also comes with a remote if you don’t want to use your laptop or…

By Patrick Austin

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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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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

Google Announces 2014 Release Date for Glass

Internet company pushes Glass release date back to next year

Google has pushed back the shipping date for Google Glass.

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Backpackers, Want to Try Google’s Trekker Device?

Web search giant is looking for adventurous types to try their new Street View tool

Google announced a new pilot program for Trekker, a backpack-meets-camera system designed to bring Street…

By Janel Martinez

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Google Insists It’s Not Colluding With Government to Spy on Citizens

PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency since 2007

Google wants users to know that they are not providing unfettered access to the government

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YouTube’s Latest Feature Maps Out Videos Trending Across U.S.

Video-sharing website unveils trends map

YouTube’s parent company, Google, unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that maps out today’s most…

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How to Get Google Now On iPhone and iPad

Tips to setting up the assistant app on iOS devices

With Google Now placing a virtual assistant at your fingertips, here’s a quick how-to guide…

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Google Rolls Out Person Finder Following Boston Marathon Explosions

Tech giant launches Person Finder to assist in locating victims of Boston marathon

Google launches Person Finder to assist in Boston marathon explosions on Monday.

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

6 Google Glass Contest Winners Pay $1500 to Try the Wearable Computer

Winners will pay Google $1500 in exchange for Glass

Six lucky winners selected to try Google Glass have agreed to pay the Menlo Park,…

By Janel Martinez

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The company tops 100 domains, and its index of web pages reaches over 8 billion.

Google goes public with an opening price of $85 per share.  

Although Google is known for its April Fools Day pranks, this April 1 proved promising with the launch of Gmail.

Want That Old Thing Back? How to Temporarily Return to Former Gmail Compose

Switch back to the older version of the popular email service

How users can temporarily switch back to the old Gmail compose.

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Google Glass Will Use Built-In Trackpad

The mystery surrounding Google glasses is finally starting to dissipate. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom wore the high-tech specs on his Current TV show. During the interview, you can hear Google co-founder Sergey Brin warning Newsom “don’t touch the pad on the side.” (Click here to watch the video.)

Lawmakers to Pump Brakes on Drivers Sporting Google Glass

Bill introduced that would extend texting-while-driving law

In an effort to keep all drivers safe behind the wheel, West Virginia Legislature Republican…

By Janel Martinez

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Google Celebrates Miriam Makeba on Her 81st Birthday

South Africa’s first lady of song honored in today’s Google Doodle

Google honors South African performer Miriam Makeba on what would’ve been her 81st birthday, March…

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Google Introduces Its Own Social Log-In Feature

Tech giant introduces new sign-in feature

Google announced Google+ sign-in on Tuesday, which allows the networking site’s users to sign into…

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TaskRabbit Names Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot For COO Position

TaskRabbit Adds Ex-Googler Stacy Brown-Philpot to COO Position

The former Google employee is the first COO at the startup.

Stacy Brown-Philpot brings her considerable international and strategic experience to the San Francisco Startup.

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How Business Owners Use Web Analytics to Cater to Customers

What web analytics tools are you using to grow your business?

More and more inexpensive web analytics tools are becoming available for small businesses previously only…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Google Flight Explorer Tenatively Takes Off

Flight Explorer may save you some money next time you're booking a flight.

Google is testing a new online tool that helps users find the cheapest airline tickets…

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Whitney Houston Claims Most Googled Name in 2012

The pop-star diva beat out 'Gangnam Style'

Google released it’s 2012 Zeitgeist list and Whitney Houston is number one

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Google Awards $23 Million in Grants to 7 Non-Profits to Boost Innovation

Hoping to help stimulate innovation, Google gave non-profits $23 Million

Google is really helping out.

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Google Purchases Bufferbox, Provider of Delivery Lockers

Google Purchases BufferBox, Provider of Delivery Lockers

This move allows Google to compete with Amazon who recently launched a similar service

Users sign up and receive a shipping address which they can use with online merchant…

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Small Business advice from Twitter’s Founder

Twitter’s Founder Offers up Some Small Business Advice

Advice for entrepreneurs from Biz Stone, founder of Twitter

Advice for entrepreneurs from Biz Stone, founder of Twitter

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Google Brings Call Reporting to Adwords for Small Business

Google adds a new way for small businesses to track phone calls

Google just made it a lot easier for small businesses to track phone calls generated…

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Is Working With a Remote Staff Right for Your Business?

Wow! Google Unveils $249 Laptop

Product made in partnership with hardware giant Samsung

Google Thursday unveiled a lightweight computer in partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. that will…

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Google Apps no longer free for new small business accounts

Google Helps Small Business Owners Get Online

Google helps small businesses with a free workshop

Google is taking to all 50 states to help small-business owners build websites and get…

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Google to Begin Credit Card Program for Small Businesses

Adwords users can purchase Adwords ads to promote their businesses with the credit card.

The search giant has teamed with the Comenity Capital Group and Barclays to offer credit…

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Google Agrees to Pay a Record $22.5 Million in FTC Privacy Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission fined Google for going around Safari’s privacy settings

Google agreed to pay $22.5 million on Thursday to resolve Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges…

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Google Maps Shows Service Alerts to New York City Subway Riders

The popular mapping site will notify straphangers of where they can and can’t catch a train

Google announced on Tuesday it will be unveiling service alerts and scheduled maintenance notifications for…

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Harvard Study Connects Google Search Results to Racially Biased Voting in ’08

A doctorate candidate at the Ivy League university performed a study highlighting hidden racial attitudes among voters

A doctorate candidate at Harvard University performed a study highlighting hidden racial attitudes among voters.…

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5 Tech Moves to Watch This Week

With talks of Facebook setting up shop to create a smartphone and Google Glass resurfacing…

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Google Offers Free Services To Grow Your Business Online

Valuable consulting workshops at the Deal Makers Expo will empower attendees with custom SEO strategies, online training and tools, and more.

Google will conduct valuable consulting workshops at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Deal Makers Expo,…

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5 Cool (Recent) Branding Moves By President Barack Obama

A look at the Commander-in-Chief's moments of swag

Here’s a snapshot into recent appearances that give the Commander-in-Chief the cool factor.

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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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Overtime Overkill: Why It’s OK to Leave Work On Time

Successful executives find fulfillment by focusing on productivity, not hours

Overtime can sometimes be necessary, but it’s never good to overdo it. Here’s why it’s…

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BEST MUSIC SERVICE OR APP OF 2011: 

Spotify, which allows you to stream music over the Internet with its paid subscription model on any mobile device or on your desktop.

Spotify Launches Music Play Button for Websites

The European startup rolls out new embeddable button that can stream songs flawlessly on any webpage

Spotify is taking its offerings to the next level announcing Spotify Play on Wednesday. The…

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After conquering music, and now advertising, could the tech sector be next for Steve Stoute? As an admirer of Jobs (as mentioned in his book The Tanning of America) and a person who isn’t shy about entering new and emerging markets, the seasoned entrepreneur and executive would be a natural fit to fill Jobs’ shoes—or, better yet, a flashy pair of kicks.

The Next Steve Jobs: 10 Black Innovators to Watch

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 10 innovators that have what it takes to be the next Steve Jobs.

BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at 10 innovators that have what it takes to be the…

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Establish a Google Plus Account

The online world is buzzing with new social networks updating almost every day and new ones being created just as fast. With that said, every entrepreneur should seriously consider Google Plus. It’s not just a source to create another social network profile but a great tool to engage your end customers with business-ready tools like, Google Hangout and Google Circles, among other things. Also, brand your Google Plus account by securing a customized URL at gplus.to (i.e. gplus.to/hajjflemings is my handle.)  Note:  This is just a branding tool that you can use to communicate your Google Plus URL in a neat fashion. In the future Google will enable customized URLs for Google Plus accounts.

SXSW 2012: Is Google+ Right for Your Business?

As one of the latest platforms to hit the social media scene, Google+ has the potential to take brands to the next level, but brands much choose if it’s a right fit for them

But with so many options to engage customers and fans, the question remains, is Google+…

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BEST DOCUMENTARY OF 2011:

CNN’s Black In America 4: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley. This documentary chronicles the journey of eight entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in an industry where less than 1% of venture capital (VC) backed startups have African-American founders.

SXSW 2012: Revisiting CNN’s ‘Black in America: The Promised Land – Silicon Valley’

Participants from Summer 2011 class of NewMe describe their experience and provide updates on their progress

CNN’s Black in America / Silicon Valley: Aftermath was one of SXSW’s most anticipated panels…

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6 Things Your Small Business Can Learn from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

In the age of the platform, there is much entrepreneurs can learn from these innovative businesses

In the age of the platform, there is much entrepreneurs can learn from these innovative…

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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…

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TOUR DE FORCE

Houston’s first album tour grossed nearly $4.8 million in ticket sales. Her second tour was almost as successful, grossing $4.1 million in ticket sales. Her Bodyguard tour was a huge success helping her earn a spot on Forbes' "Richest Entertainers" list. Between 1993 and 1994, Houston grossed $33 million. My Love is Your Love tour did exceptionally well internationally as the highest grossing arena concert of that year. Her last and final tour, Nothing But Love World Tour made her $36 million.

#WhitneyHouston’s Impact on Twitter

Looking at how trusted news breaks in the age of social media

Following the death of Whitney Houston Twitter exploded with RIP tweets, we explore how breaking…

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Will Going Public Change the Culture of Facebook?

The popular social network could put pressure to perform on the billion-dollar brand

Facebook going public could present just as many challenges as it does financial gains for…

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‘Hang Out’ with Obama on Google+ Tonight

The president’s Google+ hangout will be the first all-digital interview from the White House

President Barack Obama is no stranger to interacting in the digital space, conducting town hall…

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$100 Billion Facebook IPO Filing Could Come Next Week

The six-year old social networking service is preparing to file paperwork for an initial public offering next Wednesday

Facebook, the iconic social network, will file for an initial public offering on Wednesday, according…

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How to Get a $10,000 Scholarship from Google

The tech giant offers scholarships to college-bound students studying computer science

Google offering Generation Google scholarships to support college-bound students in their study of computer science.

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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

Career Tip of the Day: Google Yourself

Ensure that your personal brand is attractive on the Web

Be sure your personal brand is represented as attractive as possible on the Web.

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The workplace is changing fast. Technology is changing even faster. Are universities keeping pace with either one? Is the U.S. moving fast enough to train and educate a workforce to compete in a global economy? The pressure to innovate within corporations and in small businesses has never been greater. The shift from industrial age thinking to an adaptive, digital, innovative culture will not just be the responsibility of the employer but the employee as well. The real question is: How fast are you changing?

In the U.S. workforce we are trained to think methodically with antiquated processes and tremendous uncertainty in the economy. We have experienced decades of success in industrial thinking and an education system that has been out paced by its foreign competitors. Are we now victims of our own success? What does this mean for the U.S. workforce? Here are four changes in the new economy workplace. —Hajj Flemings

4 Changes in the Workplace That Effect How You Do Business

Being tech savvy is no longer a choice but a means of survival in the workplace

Today’s workplace is all about being tech savvy, if you plan to be successful in…

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Blackout: Web Sites Go Dark to Protest SOPA

Brands and businesses stand up to the Stop Online Piracy Act

Today, social media is abuzz with the #BlackoutSOPA campaigns of people, big brands and web…

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Why Anyone Who Uses the Web Should be Concerned About SOPA

What the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could mean to the way you do business online

Web users beware of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) which will strip people worldwide…

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In the News: ‘The Help’ Leads SAG Award Noms; Romney Using KKK Slogan 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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3 Reasons Why You Should Create a Branded Google Plus Business Page

The benefits of signing up for Google's latest product now instead of later

Setting up a Google Plus Page is simple and the benefits for your brand can…

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WATCH: MC Hammer Launches His Own Search Engine WireDoo

The rising tech entrepreneur announces a service to rival Google and Bing

From entertainer to tech entrepreneur, MC Hammer has come a long way. With the announcement…

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During the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, Congressman Hansen Clarke of metro Detroit hosted a panel entitled, “Social Media and Entrepreneurship” on September 23, 2011.  One of the action items from the panel was to create a ‘Social Media + Entrepreneurship Resource List’ that entrepreneurs could use to grow successful businesses.  Below, you will find a comprehensive resource list of third party apps, blogging, financial, calendar, and mobile tools that entrepreneurs can utilize immediately. —Compiled by Hajj Flemings and Wayne Sutton

36 Top Social Media & Online Tools for Entrepreneurs

The best social media tools to grow your business

Tech experts Hajj Flemings and Wayne Sutton compile a comprehensive list of tools and resources…

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In the News: Black Buying Power Expected to Hit $1.1 Trillion by 2015; BLA Fugitive George Wright Captured and More

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Congressional Black Caucus Discusses Social Media & Entrepreneurship

The future of small business growth is online and the CBC leads the discussion

During the 41st Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference a discussion on Social Media…

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Every small business owner should position his or herself as a thought leader in their industry or arena of business. Launching a business blog can be an important part of any successful entrepreneur’s business strategy to help meet their business goals. The Internet is driven by links and every blog post is a unique listing in Google, so it’s time to establish social proof of your business acumen by blogging. While blogging has been around for a while some don’t know the intricacies of being successful at it. Here are eight basic tips to get you started on the right track. —Hajj Flemings

8 Blogging Basics for Small Business Owners

Starting a blog is only the first step, here's what you need to make it a successful business

Blogging has become an important part of promoting a business. Here are key steps in…

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In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

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Why Black Entrepreneurs Must Create the Next Google

How to succeed in the "Innovation Economy"

There’s a need for a business movement with a powerful, audacious mission: Ensuring African Americans…

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In the News: Google to Buy Motorola for $12.5 Billion;Obama Approval Rating Slips and More

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On June 28, 2011 Google launched Google Plus, their latest attempt to establish a social network.  In the first three weeks 10 million users have joined, according to CEO Larry Page and they’ve gained considerable traction and provided some really cool features for users.  To help get you started in establishing your Google Plus account we’ll cover some of the basics:  profiles, circles, sparks, and hangout.  —Hajj Flemings

Google Plus: How to Navigate the New Social Network

Take a tour of Google's new social networking platform

Google takes on FaceBook for the social network crown with their new platform Google Plus.…

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In the News: Google+ Makes Its Debut; Former VP Steals Millions From Citigroup; Mother Sues Cornell Frat for Sons Death

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In the News: Sean Bell Community Center Opens in Queens; Maya Moore Signs Jordan Brand Deal; Google Advisor Launches

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Almost 5 Years Later, Sean Bell Community…

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In the News: Google Debuts Online Magazine and Chris Brown Apologizes for ‘GMA’ Meltdown

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UBR Morning Post: Chris Curtis On How to Grow Your Business On the Web

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy brings Web Business…

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You the Consumer Have the Power

Black Enterprise's President/CEO reminds consumers of their financial power and right to great customer service

For decades, African Americans have been hit with what has been called the “Black tax.”…

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In the News: Protesters in Egypt Rally After Release of Google Exec; Electronics Not A Factor in Toyota Acceleration

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NASA engineers canceled out engine electronics as a reason for the recall of over 8…

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In the News: Mubarak Won’t Run; Raven-Symoné Back on TV; New York Daily News Names Black Managing Editor

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Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced he will not be running for president during elections in…

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There Were Not Enough Blacks at CES & It’s Our Own Fault

'Black parents are raising a generation of financially and educationally underpowered wimps, who've become experts at mastering the inconsequential'

Why were so few African-Americans represented at CES. One blogger says Black parents are raising…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name a few. But even with those skills, even the most successful entrepreneurs have made their share of mistakes—and sometimes catastrophically. Robert Jordan, author of How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press $24.95) spoke with 45 successful entrepreneurs to gain an understanding of what it takes to successfully launch and grow a business. Among those featured is Joe Mansueto, founder of Morningstar, who sold the company for $2 billion, Raj Soin, who launched Modern Technologies Corporation (MTC) before selling it to BAE Systems for $425 million, and others who have taken their companies public in billion-dollar transactions. To be included in the book, they had to launch, grow and sell a company for approximately $100 million or go public for at least $300 million and had to be self-made, according to Jordan. “So the range ended up so that at the low end, Viresh Bhatia sold InstallShield for about $78 million and the high end was Dane Miller, who took Biomet private for $12 billion.” But what mistakes did these multi-millionaires make along the way and what can be learned from them? Read on... —Alan Hughes

5 Mistakes Millionaire Entrepreneurs Make

Even some of the richest people make common mistakes on their road to financial success.

Entrepreneurs are known to have many qualities—persistence, leadership skills and a never-say-die attitude, to name…

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In the News: Groupon Flexes Its International Muscles

The startup adds India, Israel and South Africa to its growing empire

The company that boasts $950 million in venture funding announced today it acquired three local…

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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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Google’s Boutiques.com Open for Business

The mega search engine clicks into the fashion industry with its e-commerce site

Google debuts Boutiques.com, an assortment of virtual boutiques curated by bloggers, celebrities, designers, trends and…

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Will Election Day Check-In Lure Millennials to the Polls?

New geolocation service may draw younger crowd Nov. 2.

This week, Foursquare in partnership with Google, Rock The Vote, Pew Center and several other…

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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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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Berlusconi Moves To Impose Internet Regulation

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is moving to extend his grip on Italy’s media to…

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Sundance Aims Indie Films Beyond Festival Confines

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The prestige of a director who makes it into the…

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Ahead Of The Bell: Google Falls After 4Q Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of Google Inc. fell Friday after the Internet search giant posted…

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Stock Futures Falling; Market Set To Resume Slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are set to extend their slide Friday, following the worst…

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China Slams US Criticism Of Internet Controls

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing issued a stinging response Friday to U.S. criticism that it is…

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China: Clinton Internet Speech Harms Ties With US

BEIJING (AP) — China rejected Friday a call by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham…

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Google Shows Renewed Vigor With Robust 4Q Results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. appears to have regained its financial stride after wobbling…

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Microsoft Fixes Browser Flaw Used In Google Breach

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. took the unusual step of issuing an unscheduled fix Thursday…

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Clinton Urges China To Investigate Google Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday urged China to investigate…

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Filling the STEM gap

Technology giants chip in to remedy minority blight

Thanks in part to our technology-dependent lives and our country’s economic woes, the demand for…

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The Young & The Restless

Not everyone is fretting the stock markets losses. Some Generation Y investors are eager to jump in and find bargains

andrew simon wishes he had been one of those lucky investors who bought Google at…

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Up the Ante on Your Web Presence

Options to improve your search engine rankings

They may have millions of pages at their fingertips, but people surfing the Web usually…

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