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Sprint Overcharges Customers, Fined $105 Million

Company found to be practicing 'cramming' by U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sprint overcharges customers and faces a $105 million lawsuit.

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Can Wearable Technology Help or Hinder Work-Life Balance?

Should employees be concerned or excited about these innovations in the business world?

Should employees be concerned or excited about wearable technology in the workplace?

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Snapchat Now Sends Cash

Mobile payment company Square handling payment portion

Snapchat was recently hacked, leaking thousands of photos. (Image credit: Maurizio Pesce)
Snapchat wants you to…

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6 Gadgets and Apps to Make Holiday Road Trips Easy

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these tools

Cut out the stress and turn up the fun with these apps for a seamless…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Create and Share Your Resume on the Fly

These tools will make your job search---or recruitment---a cinch

Whether you’re an administrative assistant, graphic designer, sales person or entrepreneur, these go-to resume apps…

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6 Mobile Apps to Help Plan for the Holidays

From Thanksgiving into the New Year, these will help erase stress and save time

These apps, from Thanksgiving into the New Year, will make planning for the holidays less…

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Apple’s Texting Fiasco Is Now a Lawsuit

Suit claims company violated an unfair competition law and blocked messages

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If you thought Apple’s text-eating iMessage bug was over, think again.
According to Reuters, Apple…

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10 Apps That Make Global Business Travel Easy

These will ensure your trip is less stressful and more enjoyable

For international business travelers, mobile technology is a saving grace. Check out these apps that…

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Apple and Google Introducing Ethnic Emojis

A new set of guidelines from Google and Apple could lead to more diverse faces

The joint proposal from Apple and Google would allow for various skin tones on emoji…

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WATCH: Chinedu Echeruo On Navigating Tech Business Success

HopStop founder talks about the business of the location-based service

The technology founder of location-based website and app HopStop talks to Black Enterprise about launching…

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Watch Out for These Changes at Your Bank

Consumers will have increased mobile access to information

Changes are on the horizon at some banks

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Cool Jobs: Young Senior Mobile Tech Exec Talks Passion and Profits

Chance Cheesecake Factory meeting led to opportunity of a lifetime

Erdolo Eromo (@Erdolo) is, at 31, one of the country’s youngest leaders in the world…

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Amazon Is Reportedly Developing a Smartphone

With the success of the Kindle Fire, the electronic retailing company is venturing into new territory with its smartphone project

While the cards haven’t all been laid out on the table, word surfaced late yesterday…

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Africa Ahead of Most of Europe with 4G Service

Africa is currently the fastest-growing mobile market; thus far, countries such as Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania are 4G Internet efficient

Some countries in Africa have become connected to 4G internet before many countries in Europe.

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African American and Latino Shoppers Use Mobile Shopping Technology More

Multicultural shoppers are outnumbering their Caucasian counterparts when it comes to making purchases on smartphones

Although smartphone use in the United States skews lower among African Americans and Latinos, a…

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Be a great storyteller 

Storytelling is the most important point of your mobile strategy and should be integrated into everything you do. Optimize your site for mobile since large portions of your customers are going to experience your messaging from mobile devices.  Also, brand consistency is key so make sure your loyal and potential clients can access your messaging. Lastly, think in sound bites. You want to communicate compelling, concise information when you post content. Have your customers wanting more.

4 Tips to Help Your Small Business ‘Go Mobile’

BlackEnterprise.com technology columnist Hajj Flemings provided four easy-to-follow steps to take your small business to…

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Pocket-sized Payroll

Payroll leader ADP has gone mobile—servicing more than 8,000 of its clients with the ADP…

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Tablets to the Rescue

How one small business benefited from using mobile technology

Stacey Scott, CEO of Elgia Inc., began using iPads in 2011 to save time and…

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What to Look for in a Mobile Hotspot

Mobile broadband USB sticks used to be staples of the business traveler’s gear bag. But…

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Texting to Africa

Entrepreneur connects South Africans to the world with free SMS mobile messaging

The African continent is becoming the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, according…

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BOOTSTRAPPING 2.0

Digital optimization on a budget

Sure, your website is up and running; you have accounts set up on the major…

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5 Reasons to Consider Moving to the Cloud

Mobile technologies help to reduce costs and risk of data loss but increase scalability

When Miami-based law firm, delancyhill decided to downsize and work remotely from home, client locations,…

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UBR Morning Post: Mobile Tech and Social Media Maven Corvida Raven

Bonus content on the entrepreneurs and strategies featured on The Urban Business Roundtable

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy talks with Corida…

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Patrick Jackson (left) and his Imaginary Feet co-founders, Thomas McLeod, and Emil Anticevic once created a successful app in less than 24 hours. (Image: Patrick Jackson)

How to Develop a Successful App for Apple’s App Store

Six tips from top developers on increasing downloads and making more money from mobile apps

Six tips from top developers on increasing downloads and making more money from mobile apps

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Four top tech moves to propel your business >>forward>>

Embracing technological advances to remain competitive in the global economy is imperative for smaller enterprises,…

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Healthcare on the Go

Making a doctor’s appointment just got a whole lot easier.

New ZocDoc allows smartphone users the ability to make doctor’s appointments from their mobile, revolutionizing…

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For up to the minute blogs, tweets, pictures, and video of the Consumer Electronics Show, return to BlackEnterprise.com each day this week and/or follow me @newsgyrl on Twitter.

CES Press Day: 5 Cool Accessories for the Road Warrior

A few key devices and apps unveiled at this year's CES that'll help you reach out and touch someone when you're on the road

Many of the products highlighted on the first press day of the 2011 International Consumer…

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How to Prepare Your Website for Mobile Phones

Mobile browsing is on track to eclipse desktop browsing by 2014. “Ultimately, every business small…

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In 1994 Curtiss Pope's first job was as a grocery store clerk. Only 15, he couldn’t understand why there wasn’t a document to show customers which aisle had the bread and which aisle had the dairy. “I had to be well versed in the store layout,” remembers Pope. Fast-forward to 2008; Pope, now a software engineer, was on a grocery run with his wife when he got a spark of inspiration. He wanted to create a mobile app to help customers navigate their stores. That's exactly what he did. The app, AisleFinder, helps shoppers find their grocery items based on their shopping list. It also provides users with coupons and collects information about shoppers’ habits. Pope’s wife, along with several of his friends and family, thought it was a great idea and gave him moral support; along with $22,000. Unfortunately, the national grocery store chains didn’t feel the same way. It took a year and a half before Pope, and his four-person staff, were able to get a pilot deal with national grocery retailer, Safeway Inc. After a lot of coaxing the store agreed that starting this January they would endorse his app in 40 of their stores across California. Although AisleFinder still has a long way to go, Pope says that the deal with Safeway is already opening doors to other retailers. Here are his 10 tips for closing a deal with a national brand.

How to Get a Deal with National Retailers

10 tips on pitching your idea to the big guys from someone who did it

Curtiss Pope created a mobile app to help shoppers locate their items in grocery stores.…

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8 Ways to Protect Your Smartphone from Viruses

Take precaution because mobile malware is on the rise

Your smartphone is just as vulnerable to virus attacks as your computer. Follow these eight…

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Graphic Designer/Artist   Depending on who you are, bigger IS better. And if you work with graphics then a large screen and a fast graphics engine are essential. Toshiba's Satellite Notebook series is a great laptop to consider if you don't mind the extra load, you rarely travel or you're thinking about replacing your desktop computer.  They start out with display sizes as small as 11.6",  but you can get a 18.4" screen with a Intel Core i5-460M processor and 4GB of DDRM3 memory for $999.99, and Core i7-740 QM processor for $1,399.99. The i5 and i7 processors are Intel's newest cpu's with tons of power and speed for heavy multitasking. Some laptops in the Satellite series also come with AMD's Phenom II Quad Core processor P940  at a substantial cost savings. Although not as popular as the Intel Core series of processors the AMD cpu's also provide users an opportunity to run multiple applications simultaneously.

Slideshow: Laptops for Less Than $1,000

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

From Mini netbooks to huge notebooks, five computers that fit your profession

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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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Keyboard Folio - The Apple iPad has revolutionized our ability to consume information. But producing information on its condensed QWERTY touch screen keyboard can be inconvenient at times--like while riding in a bumpy car. Sena has a solution. The Keyboard Folio, a premium, genuine Napa leather portfolio case for the iPad that comes with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and a recessed, collapsible back stand with openings for charge/sync ports. It is the perfect accessory to turn the iPad into a functional netbook. The  ergonomic keyboard features soft, water resistant keys and can connect to most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones with installed drivers; (www.senacases.com; $129.99). Grab a copy of the November issue of Black Enterprise magazine for more mobile tech gadgets to take on business trips, and come back to BlackEnterprise.com each week for more Tech Insider posts.

Tech Insider: 3 Portable Devices for Business Travel

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

You need mobile technology tools to make the most of your business travel. Here are…

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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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Social Media Insider: Using SM to Boost Your Mobile Base

Tools, tips, apps and strategies from social media experts and practitioners

Joel Comm offers these quick tips on how to grow your mobile base by leveraging…

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Designing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Creative Director Terence Saulsby talks about preserving the look and feel of the B.E. brand across platforms

Black Enterprise Creative Director Terence Saulsby shares the experience of presenting the Black Enterprise Wealth…

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Developing the Black Enterprise iPad App

Developer Ali Sharif discusses how the app came together, and what it took to produce it

On the eve of the BE app’s launch, Sharif took the time to explain how…

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Black Enterprise iPad App: The Best Business Magazine App

5 ways the BE app outshines the competition, setting a new standard for magazines

Black Enterprise isn’t the first business publication to produce an iPad app, but it is…

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Introducing The Black Enterprise Wealth for Life iPad App

CEO Earl "Butch" Graves introduces the latest media platform to empower the B.E. audience

The publication that has brought you everything you need to know about small business, personal…

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Tech Insider: 4 Ways the iPad Makes You More Efficient

Still on the fence about getting an iPad? Heres how it can help improve your productivity.

For small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals, there are definitely clear advantages to making the…

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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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There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social networks have done over the latter part of the decade. Geolocation programs and services are slowly gaining popularity among smartphone users. But what providers are making headway in the geolocation space, and how will this medium affect the way you do business? Check it out.

Is Geolocation the Next Frontier for Small Business?

A look at growing geolocation services and how companies are using them

There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social…

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If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you can consider the Android a transfer player looking to steal some of the quarterback's shine. Earlier this week, Verizon announced the July release of its answer to the iPhone 4:  The Droid X. While many smartphone makers may be hard-pressed to move in on the iPhone’s 25% market share, the Droid has been making waves, accounting for 46% of online mobile traffic compared with Apple's 39%.  But with a competitive smartphone market and iPhones leading among creatives, Gen Y, and techies, and the Blackberry seeming to be the smartphone of choice for the business set, where does the Droid fit in? Check out the new features on the Droid X and see how it stacks up to its competitors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Droid X vs. iPhone 4

Verizon�s Droid seeks to make waves in smartphone market

If the iPhone 4 is the star quarterback of the high school football team, you…

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DISCUSS: Will You Buy the iPhone 4?

It's the most anticipated smartphone to hit the market yet. But are you buying?

Will you be among the throngs of people clamoring for the latest in Apple-dom?

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Front-Facing Camera: One of the biggest iPhone 4 touts is its front-facing camera for video calling. iPhone 4 users will be able to chat with each other using an app called FaceTime anywhere a Wi-Fi connection is available.

PHOTO GALLERY: iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS

New and improved?

Sleeker than its predecessor with flat front and back glass surfaces, the iPhone 4 looks…

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Chill Pill’s Mobile Speakers ($49.99); let you have big fun along the way. The speakers pack a powerful sound in a tiny, portable 2- by-4-inch form. Retractable USB cables (included) mean they won’t get tangled—and you can use the cables to charge your iPod and iPhone from the speakers. Chill Pill’s Rapcap Mini Microphone ($14.99) for the iPod lets you capture and save in WAV format for easy playback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiny Tech Tools for Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? These tools will help you take a load off

April might have been the “cruelest month” for poet T.S. Eliot, but when it comes…

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