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Technology Day aims to get more African Americans interested in sciences

  By: Brandon Walker Students, teachers and families spend the day at RPI for the 14th annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day. As our Brandon Walker explains, the focus is getting more women and African Americans interested in careers in science. TROY, N.Y.– What might look more like arts and crafts, is actually a scaled down […]

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Noire Digerati.com: where young black people can spread their technology wings

Meet the movers The target demographic is people already started in the IT industry, but there’s plenty to spark career interest in kids and young adults who enjoy technology as consumersMany more African Americans are considering IT fields today than they did twenty years ago, but Michael Lang thinks there are a lot of opportunities […]

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New iPad App Square Register Turns Tablet Into Cash Register

Square Register lets business owners process payments from their iPad by Janel Martinez Mobile payment company Square released a new iPad app on Monday, which allows small businesses to set up a one-stop shop via their tablet device (Image: File) Mobile payment company Square released a new iPad app on Monday, which allows brick-and-mortar merchants to trade in […]

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Black Girls Code tackles tech stereotypes

Breanna Collins was one of 14 girls who built a video game at the Black Girls Code session last fall. December 16th, 2011 03:47 PM ET Editor’s note: Soledad O’Brien chronicles the journey of eight African-American entrepreneurs in “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on […]

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FaceBook Ediquette

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BlackPlanet Revamps as Social Aggregator

The once popular social network gets a fresh design and new features by Marcia Wade Talbert Interactive One announced BlackPlanet Next on February 16, 2012 (Image: Interactive One) Move over Facebook, BlackPlanet is back. BlackPlanet Next, the new iteration of the 12-year-old mainstay, has been redesigned into a social curation engine targeting African-American consumers. Before the phrase “social […]

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Microsoft puts finger on 1ms touchscreen (w/ video)

by Nancy Owano            (PhysOrg.com) — Touchscreen features in smartphones and tablets are satisfying perks in going wireless and mouse-less in mobile computing, but now Microsoft wants to make people aware of how much more satisfying the touchscreen experience might be. In a What-If demo by Paul Dietz of Microsoft Applied […]

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MTA-MasterCard Paypass Pilot Deemed Success

Technology In a continuing effort to make their service more efficient and economical, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA) teamed up with MasterCard Corporation to run a pilot program for the tap-and-go PayPass system in their stations. Between the months of June and December 2010, 26 MTA subway stations and 8 bus lines […]

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Facebook Might Be Human Resources’ Best Friend

By: TNJ STAFF Facebook profiles are supposed to be a digital representation of a person’s self, but how much they reveal about a person might be far more in-depth than previously thought. That’s because new research published by the Journal of Applied Social Psychology has indicated that Facebook profiles can serve as a stronger indicator […]

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Black Entrepreneurs Gain a Foothold in Silicon Valley

Incubator program aims to address racial gap in the high-tech industry By GREGORY THOMAS Thor Swift For The Bay Citizen Chris Bennett, center, CEO and co-founder of Central.ly, discusses a business plan with Brett Welch, CEO of Switchcam, at the incubator space 500 Startups in Mountain View on Nov. 15, 2011   When Chris Bennett moved […]

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