Technology

Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

Where are the African American, Latino Mark Zuckerbergs, Sheryl Sandbergs?

| July 23, 2016

By Hill Harper (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.” That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions […]

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

Saving community newspapers in the age of Facbook

| July 21, 2016

By Denise Rolark-Barnes (Chairperson of the NNPA) and Benjamin F. Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership to online platforms, dwindling ad revenues, fragmented audiences and even reduced attention spans. […]

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Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

Verizon Indianapolis 500 fans shattered data usage records at the historic 100th running

| June 1, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Service  INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon customers streamed more video and shared more of their experiences at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 than ever before over Verizon’s 4G LTE network. From Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29, a total of 20.8 terabytes of data moved over Verizon’s network—more than double what […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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WELT FM—‘We Encourage Local Talent’

WELT FM—‘We Encourage Local Talent’

| February 11, 2016

A conversation with visionary Erik Möllberg We must accept that this creative pulse within us is—God’s creative pulse itself.—(Author unknown) By Genevieve “Gena” Epps Frost Illustrated Special Correspondent FORT WAYNE—There is something exciting and new coming to Fort Wayne. It’s community radio, which is non-commercial, listener-sponsored and member controlled. This idea, envisioned 16 years ago […]

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Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

| January 28, 2016

From Verizon News Service  We’re committed to serving those who serve our country, and are making it easier for active duty servicemembers and veterans to do business with Verizon. Starting today, the company is providing active, former and retired members of the military a 15% discount on postpaid monthly wireless service and eliminating the minimum […]

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23 percent of smartphone owners made purchase with app for first time in 2015

23 percent of smartphone owners made purchase with app for first time in 2015

| January 14, 2016

Car ride apps fastest-growing while purchasing and banking apps go mainstream INDIANAPOLIS—A new survey of U.S. adults indicates a majority of smartphone owners (56 percent) purchased a product using an app in 2015. The survey shows 23 percent of smartphone owners took this step for the first time last year. The sampling of mobile commerce […]

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Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

| January 12, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist It happened very suddenly over the summer. I have been using Facebook for several years. A friend convinced me that once my Facebook “friends” had hit the 5,000 mark (the maximum permitted) that I should replace my existing page with a “Fan Page” or “Celebrity Page.” It […]

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Only through Jan 6: 2 free GB of data per month for life

Only through Jan 6: 2 free GB of data per month for life

| December 4, 2015

Stream more music, watch more shows, surf more web this holiday season Courtesy of Verizon Wireless News Service FORT WAYNE—New and existing Verizon Wireless customers will receive 2 GB of bonus data every month for every new phone they add or upgrade on XL or XXL Verizon Plans this holiday season. Available for a limited […]

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Verizon Stores in Fort Wayne opening early Friday for iPhone6s, iPhone 6s Plus

Verizon Stores in Fort Wayne opening early Friday for iPhone6s, iPhone 6s Plus

| September 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Verizon Wireless company-owned retail stores in Fort Wayne will open early at 8 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25, for customers interested in purchasing the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus operate on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, with coverage now available to 98 percent of the […]

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