Tag Archives: tech industry


Politico Questions Motives of Tech Companies’ Donations for Diversity

Politico piece infers ulterior motives in tech companies' donations for diversity effort

Politico piece infers ulterior motives in tech companies’ donations for diversity effort.

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Sources: No iPhone 6c Yet, But Apple Releasing ‘5se’ Instead

Upgrades include larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording

Apple is upgrading the existing iPhone 5s that was first released in fall 2013.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Global Tech Leaders of the Diaspora: 10 African Innovators to Watch In 2016

These leaders are changing the landscape of the continent and connecting the world

With Africa’s emerging markets and forecasts for economic booms, these tech leaders are expected to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Replacing Pay Phones With Free Wi-Fi Stations

Five hundred expected to be installed by July 2016

The project, which is called LinkNYC, is run by CityBridge, a joint venture of three…

By Janell Hazelwood

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30 Under 30: Stephen Curry, John Boyega, Breshere Gray and Zendaya Make ‘Forbes’ List

From the NBA to 'Empire' to Silicon Valley, young influencers impact industries

Forbes released its 2016 ’30 Under 30′ list that includes 600 young leaders making major…

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[TechConneXt Summit] ‘Til next time …

After a wildly successful inaugural event, Black Enterprise gears up for its 2016 Summit.

This year’s TechConneXt Summit covered pitching to investors, millennial tech stars, guides to senior management…

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‘Lesbians Who Tech’ Summit Coming to New York City

Four-day event featuring speakers from companies including Google, The New York Times, Amazon and more

Lesbians Who Tech’s second annual summit in New York Oct. 1-4 is set to bring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

Regulation and access issues in publishing and social are hot topics this year

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Science Snapshot: Patents Approved for Boeing’s Drone Submarine and Ford’s Autonomous Lounge Car

Take a look at how these technologies could change our world

New technological advances are being explored by Boeing and Ford. Check out the details on…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Research Shows Women Are Less Aware of Cyber Threats

Malware incidents more prevalent, as lack of awareness leads to vulnerability to security breach

A recent survey by Kasperky Lab, an international software security group and B2B International found…

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Jesse Jackson Pushes Silicon Valley for More Than Transparency

Tech giants are urged to make real efforts at leveling the playing field

Jesse Jackson attended Amazon’s annual shareholder’s meeting and continued to urge tech giants to diversify…

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Code Crew Plots Growth Through Accessible Learning

Jamal and Felicia O'Garro are on a mission to make learning code as comfortable as possible

Software developers Jamal and Felicia O’Garro started Code Crew in January 2013. It was only…

By Joel Lyons

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Amplify4Good Addresses NonProfit Inefficiencies and Hacks Problems in Underserved Communities

Co-founders detail efforts to forge change and help small businesses

Amplify4Good is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved communities solve problems by using the resources…

By Courtney Herring

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Brooklyn on Tech: Millennials Take Matters in Their Own Hands to Diversify Industry

Founders Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson talk movement to upgrade a generation's jobs skills

Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson detail passion for advocating for STEM and tech education in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Glam University founder Sabrina Peterson

From Prison to Tech Entrepreneur: Sabrina Peterson Talks Newest Venture, Glam U Apps

Sabrina Peterson, founder of Glam University and Girl Power Sleep Over, is changing the face…

By Chanel Martin

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Tech-Focused Ideas Drive Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore Initiative to Help Baltimore

The technologist's hashtag campaign seeks to change chatter into action after city's unrest

Mario Armstrong’s #More4Bmore campaign seeks techies’ help.

By Joel Lyons

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Amos Winbush Talks Forging Multimillion-Dollar Empire in Tech

2010’s Innovator of the Year is driven by a dream to bring STEM to all

Black Enterprise’s 2010’s Innovator of the Year was a self-made millionaire before 30. He’s driven…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Entrepreneurs Summit All-Stars: Natasha Eubanks Takes Blogging to a Millionaire Level

Founder and CEO details latest brand expansion

As Black Enterprise preps for the Entrepreneurs Summit, we honor Small Business Hall of Famers…

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