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SimonSays CEO, Ron Simons: From Software Engineer to Creative Producer

Award-winning producer and actor combines art and business

The multi-talented creative and businessman started his career at companies like Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Microsoft,…

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Microsoft to Cut 7,800 Jobs

Layoffs expected to take place mostly within the company's phones unit

In a memo released Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the company plans to cut…

By Courtney Connley

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How Tech Companies Honored MLK Day

With diversity a major issue, many acknowledged but most did not close doors to commemorate

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, as well as the technology industry in general,…

By Patrick Austin

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Microsoft Sells Barnes & Noble Nook Shares

The company's bet on e-readers is a losing one

Revealed in an SEC filing, Microsoft has sold its shares in Barnes & Noble’s Nook…

By Patrick Austin

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Organization brings together female entrepreneurs in 144 countries Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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‘Minecraft’ Creator Leaves After Microsoft Buys Company For $2.5B

Markus Persson leaves company to pursue smaller web experiments

Microsoft, a software and hardware juggernaut within the video game community, acquired Mojang, the company…

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Chairmen of the Board: 10 Most Powerful African Americans Directing U.S. Corporations

These leaders are forerunners of business and industry

As part of our BE Registry of Corporate Directors, BlackEnterprise.com reveals African American board chairmen…

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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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…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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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…

By Patrick Austin

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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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