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Robert F. Smith

Black Billionaire’s Investment Firm Buys Leading IT Services Company

Vista Equity Partners, one of the world’s most successful investment firms founded by black billionaire…

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Bae App Proves Acquisitions Are the Name of The Game in Tech

How the Bae app is growing its dating platform after it was acquired by another dating app

After seeing the buzz and marketing genius surrounding Bae, Tagged decided that the founders Brian…

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45 Great Moments in Black Business – No. 36: Essence Sale Continues Debate Over Black Ownership

Sale of "The Voice for Today's Black Women" caused an uproar in the media world

Essence Communications Partners sells the remaining 51% of the company that publishes the leading black…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Whole Foods Buy Makes Jeff Bezos Net Worth Over $75 Billion

Amazon bought Whole Foods in cash

This nudges Bezos even further up on the “world’s richest” list placing him almost neck-in-next…

By Samara Lynn

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Zycron

BE 100 Company, Zycron Inc. Sells for $20 Million

From a single-man operation to a business valued at $20 million

His company ranks 67th on the most recent BE 100’s list of the nation’s largest…

By Samara Lynn

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Oath

AOL and Yahoo Are Merging into One Company Called “Oath” and Twitter’s Going Nuts

It's a mash-up of two of the oldest internet companies, ever

Various outlets are reporting that Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer will step down from her role…

By Samara Lynn

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Microsoft

LinkedIn Bought by Microsoft for $26.2 Billion in Cash

Microsoft says the LinkedIn buy will increase engagement across Office 365 and its other business products

“Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn…”

By Samara Lynn

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Charter and Time Warner Merger Will Screw Cable Customers Even More

The merging of Charter and Time Warner Cable will create a cable company Frankenstein that will stomp consumers

And it’s we, the customers, who stand to lose the most.

By Samara Lynn

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U.S. Government OKs Charter Purchase of Time Warner Cable

If Charter buys Time Warner Cable it will becomes the second-largest Internet and cable provider in the U.S.

Charter is required to follow these rules for seven years…

By Samara Lynn

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The Art of Cashing Out

Learn how to gracefully bow out of your business at the Entrepreneurs Summit

At the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit at the Loews Hotel, Miami, Florida experts will be…

By Safon Floyd

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Microsoft Nixes Slack Acquisition

Microsoft reportedly saved $8 billion by not buying messaging app

Microsoft reportedly saved $8 billion by not buying Slack.

By Samara Lynn

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BlackBerry Earnings Beat Expectations

The BlackBerry Priv is responsible for higher Q3 earnings

Higher sales including handset sales are being credited to the launch of the BlackBerry Priv.…

By Samara Lynn

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Magic Johnson Enterprises Acquires Equitrust Life Insurance Co.

The former Laker expands reach in insurance and financial services community

Magic Johnson Enterprises has long focused on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities, and continues…

By Michael Tolbert

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verizon

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…

By Joel Lyons

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You Got the Merger Done … Now What?

6 tips on how to integrate an acquired company

Mergers and acquisitions have long been touted as a strategy for small businesses to gain…

By Alan Hughes

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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