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[EXCLUSIVE] Board Diversity: Jesse Jackson’s Campaign to Bring Inclusion To Silicon Valley

Civil rights leader shares why this battle for black board representation is critical

Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Jesse Jackson is using shareholder activism to pressure Silicon Valley to…

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EA Access Allows Gamers To Play Xbox One Games For $5

Is this the start of a new wave within gaming?

Is EA Access a new and radical step in home entertainment for gamers? Their new…

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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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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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Layoffs Could Be Coming To Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella announced dramatic shift in company's strategy

Just days after expressing his opinion about the future of the company, Microsoft CEO Satya…

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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…

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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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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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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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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.…

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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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One Entrepreneur’s Love of Pork Skins Led to a Lucrative Deal With Walmart

Stephen Gilchrist found an inventive way to place his favorite snack food on the shelves of the world's largest retailer

One of the most powerful sessions you’ll discover at the 2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference…

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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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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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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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Titanfall is Microsoft's exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One's killer app for 2014.

Titanfall Boosts Xbox One Sales 96% in the UK

The robotic shooter Titanfall can be just what Microsoft and the Xbox One needs to compete with Sony's increasing PS4 sales.

Titanfall is Microsoft’s exclusive and highly anticipated shooter, and the Xbox One’s killer app for…

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The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future of America.

Startup Innovation ‘At Its Peak’ According to Bill Gates

Microsoft's founder shares his views on Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp.

The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future…

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The Microsoft founder has given away over $23 billion thanks to his philanthropic organization.

Bill Gates is, Again, the Richest Person in the World

He's stepped down as Chairman at Microsoft, but will be helping new CEO Satya Nadella as his Technology Advisor

Microsoft stock rose and so did Gates’ bank account

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E3 2013: Microsoft Releases Xbox One Details, Hundreds of New Games Coming to Next-Gen Console

Gaming industry’s annual trade show kicked off with Microsoft’s big announcements

At its 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event Monday, Microsoft gave greater insight into consumers’…

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Entrepreneurs' Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Signs Partnership with Microsoft

The newly formed alliance will offer benefits to more than 4,000 U.S. business owners.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of nearly 9,000 business owners in…

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Will You Add a Smartwatch to Your Tech Wishlist?

The year of the smartwatch is upon us

Reports have surfaced that Microsoft is joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the development of…

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Privacy Policy: Is Gmail Reading Your Emails?

Microsoft claims Google is snooping in your email

Microsoft is making waves with their website Scroogled.com. The website focuses on dissuading Gmail users…

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Microsoft Starts $75M Program for African Businesses

The company's 4Afrika Initiative will offer business training for as many as 200,000 people

Microsoft initiative will put as many as a million small African businesses online in the…

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Microsoft Exec Shouts Obscenities on Stage With Rapper Too Short

Will this video get the exec in trouble?

Will this video get the exec in trouble?

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OnLive Desktop Brings Microsoft Office to Your iPad

Forget your high-performance PC! OnLive lets users access essential documents straight from their mobile device

The OnLive Desktop mobile app has recently launched in Apple’s iTunes Store and the Google…

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In the News: NASCAR Fans Boo Michelle Obama; Mariners Greg Halman Found Dead 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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Microsoft Game Designer Stays ‘Kinected’ to her Roots

Karisma Williams carves out a lane for herself and others in an industry where she's the minority

As a Senior Experience Developer/Designer for Xbox Kinect, Karisma Williams uses her tech knowledge to…

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We Have the Power to Serve You

Since our inception, Black Enterprise has accessed some of the most powerful business and political…

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On the Rise: Leona Locke Dotson Manages Billions

At just 29, this young woman of power is quickly making her mark

Leona Locke Dotson holds the key to the tech giants to some of the tech…

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In the News: Turmoil in Egypt Continues; Martin Luther King III Addresses Mets Rumors; Vick’s New Deal

Noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

The Egyptian president’s “out with the old, in with the new” cabinet strategy failed as…

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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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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…

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Tech Insider: 3 Tech Tools for Road Warriors

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

Looking for ways to be more efficient when working on the road? Consider purchasing a…

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Ford, Microsoft Announce Energy Partnership

Automaker is counting on home energy management service to make electric hybrid cars more attractive to consumers

Ford announces partnership with Microsoft as the U.S. automaker rolls out its effort in developing…

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Microsoft Hopes to Elevate America

Program provides vouchers for tech training, certification

Microsoft’s Elevate America to offer free technology training for up to 2 million people over…

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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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What’s New for ’09

By now, Websites and blogs have reported ad nauseam on January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES)…

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

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Microsoft’s Big Assist to Small Business

Software giant sponsors free online summit

Current and would-be entrepreneurs hungry for help to start or better manage their enterprises can…

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A New Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is still hugely important

My name is Brent Leary and I am an addict — a BlackBerry and iPhone…

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