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Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Janine Hausif chose to build a company with experts who could add value and benefit the bottomline

Around The Way App is The Tech Startup of the Week for February 17-23. Co-founder…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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ThinkStock Powerful Woman

5 Tips to Becoming a Fearless Female Tech Entrepreneur

Founders of Women Interactive Festival explain how to create using technology

Women Interactive is an inaugural technology festival with a special focus on women of color.…

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Cloud Clash: Is the Cloud Reliable Enough to Store Your Data?

Two IT experts face off about the pros and cons of cloud computing and tell you what you need to know before signing up

After a debate that started on Twitter, I asked IT experts Thaddeus Howze (@ebonstorm) and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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When Employees Tweet

Four ways to manage your workers on social media (and all the reasons why you should)

There is no need to be afraid of what your employees are saying about the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Play By Play

These video products can add new life to a stagnant website

If you plan to let your competitors leave you choking on their dust, then by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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You Got Served—Virtually

NetServe Systems provides inexpensive IT solutions with remote monitoring

Frustrated by the regularly failing e-mail system at G&C Equipment Corp. (No. 52 on the…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rockmelt Puts Friends and Followers at Your Fingertips

New web browser navigates bumpy start, but its best features may prove to be its saving grace

Rockmelt integrates social media, news feeds, and friends/followers with a Chromium-based browser making it easier…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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LinkedIn Lets You Recommend Other Businesses

Members can build credibility by endorsing companies, products and services

Social media’s premiere professional network, LinkedIn, launches tool to help businesses grow based on user…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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Plug and Play

Tech gifts for people on the go

The words “step into my office” have taken on a whole new meaning. As responsibilities…

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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…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Four IT Basics to Keep Your Small Business Up and Running

See how simple solutions can prevent serious problems later

Being tech savvy isn’t a requirement of business ownership, but to prevent larger problems here…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Going Green? Start With Your Carbon Foot-“Print”

Three all-in-one inkjet printers to help you save money and the environment

The only true eco-friendly way to print is to not print at all. But in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Discovering the Next Big Idea

How one inventor developed idea management software to fuel business innovation

Howard Rasheed, Ph.D., the founder of the Wilmington, North Carolina-based Institute for Innovation Inc. believes…

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Speaking in Tongues

Rosetta Stones TOTALe adds social to language learning

As business continues to become more globalized, fluency in multiple languages is increasingly important to…

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Getting Rid of Global Glitches

Choosing software for trade compliance

When he first started shipping products overseas in 2005, Alex Ayalew, owner of Joint International…

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Tech Insider: Cloud Storage Keeps Data Safe and You Sane

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

If you drop your laptop in a puddle, kick your external drive, or if your…

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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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This is the first installment of the Tech Insider. Each week we will investigate new technology tools that professionals and small business owners can use to increase productivity,  security, and stay innovative in this Web 2.0 world. These days business information is conducted, stored, and created online more than ever before. Some people go through great lengths to keep that data secure, doing everything from purchasing expensive anti virus software to avoiding the internet entirely, thereby missing out on innovative ways to stay competitive in a digital world. Keeping your data protected from corruption and your identity guarded from unauthorized use may require more common sense and less cryptic technology. Here are five things you need to do to decrease the likelihood that your proprietary business transactions won’t be violated.

Tech Insider: Five Tech Tools for Protecting Digital Data

Keep your files and online profiles secure from intrusion

Keeping your data protected from corruption and your identity guarded from unauthorized use may require…

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Shape Up!

Jamal Williams develops KIDFIT app to combat childhood obesity

In February, when First Lady Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move” campaign to help end…

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As Technology Changes, So Must African American Business

I can still hear the snickers and suppressed laughter when I first mentioned the word…

By Dale Coachman

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Social Media: Things That Make you Go “Oops!”

Our experts offer these tips for getting the most out of your digital media tools.

Don’t be these people: The Joiner who hops on every social network with no clear…

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Cyberwise: How Can I Manage My Time Better?

Digital tools to help you keep your life in order

I have a difficult time managing my schedule and tasks. What are some really good…

By Dale Coachman

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Marketing in the Digital World

Here�s how to craft a smart online strategy

For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, the term “social media” conjures up the image…

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Cyberwise: Live-Streaming Advice

Adding a new dimension to an event planning business.

I have a small events planning business and would like to do some events that…

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e-Reading is Fundamental

Making sense of the electronic book reader marketplace

It’s no secret that in the past year, the e-reader market has witnessed a flood…

By Dale Coachman

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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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Cyberwise

There is a lot of talk on social media sites about diversity in technology and…

By Dale Coachman

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They’ve Got the Beat

Nashville�s Beat Kangz delivers cutting-edge technology to the electronic music industry

When it comes to innovation and creativity, hip-hop has had its share of converts and…

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Green Is Good

By now, we’re all familiar with the Apple-inspired mantra, “There’s an app for that.” But…

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E-mail Is Dead…Long Live E-mail!

Despite reports of its demise, e-mailand applications and tools for e-mailis flourishing

Reports of e-mail’s fall have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain.

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Cyberwise: How to Choose an E-Reader

I really want to get an e-reader, but I’m not sure which one is right…

By Dale Coachman

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Ten Cool Products to Give Your Business a Boost

10 cool products to give your business a boost

A lot has been said about the benefits of social media, and it’s all true.…

By Dale Coachman

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Cyberwise: How Do I Protect My Photos on the Web?

Avoid having your work stolen

I have a simple question: I am an amateur photographer and would like to display…

By Dale Coachman

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Keeping It Real

African American-owned companies look to change the face (and space) of virtual reality

There’s been a lot of talk lately about virtual reality and augmented reality. For most,…

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Organize Your Life

Mobile apps help users keep it simple

Anyone using a smartphone already knows how great it is to have everything you want…

By David Hudson

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The Past Is Prologue

Charles Palmer uses synthetic interview technology to make knowledge come alive

How would you like to chat with Benjamin Franklin? Think it’s impossible? Not so, says…

By Dale Coachman

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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A View to a Killer Business Model

Gen2Media helps companies add video to Web 2.0 marketing strategies

In the last three years, Web 2.0 technologies have brought innovations to the entrepreneurial and…

By Dale Coachman

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Getting Connected In Tough Times

LinkedIn helps members tap into their professional network

Although networkers and jobseekers are flocking to LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) in droves, author and motivational speaker…

By Sandra Beckwith

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The New iPhone 3GS and You

A slew of business apps are available

Against the older iPhone and the PalmPre, the iPhone 3GS is a solid improvement.

By David Hudson

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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…

By Dale Coachman

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Let’s Talk Money

Social networking sites focus on personal, business finances

For those too terrified to look at retirement accounts, a group of chatty (and free)…

By Sandra Beckwith

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