Technology

Blacks more active on certain social media sites

Blacks more active on certain social media sites

| November 1, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–While black and white people have similar rates of Internet use, black people are slightly more plugged in to certain social media sites, where sharing life’s minutiae is the norm. “Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how […]

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Silicon Valley must embrace diversity

Silicon Valley must embrace diversity

| October 2, 2014

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The industry that bills itself a meritocracy actually looks more like a mirrortocracy.”—Mitch Kapor, co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies […]

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Doing a new thing

Doing a new thing

| September 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree […]

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Hundreds head towards social media confab in South Africa

Hundreds head towards social media confab in South Africa

| August 29, 2014

(GIN)–Some 400 delegates from 36 African countries are expected to fill the halls at the 18th annual Highway Africa conference for media activism which takes place Sept. 7 through Sept. 8 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. The two-day event will explore how social media has impacted all aspects of our lives in the last ten years. Dan […]

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Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

Verizon Wireless names Lauren Love-Wright region president for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky

| August 10, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced the appointment of Lauren Love-Wright as president of its Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region. Love-Wright will be responsible for all sales, marketing, operations, financial performance and customer service in the three states. She previously served as retail director for the company’s Illinois/Wisconsin […]

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Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

| August 8, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? This week’s spotlight is a little different because instead of spotlighting a person or a group of people, I’m shining the light on a product that can benefit all of you. That’s right, I said it! And, I’m proud to say it again—can benefit all of You, in the […]

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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

| July 25, 2014

By Julia Angwin Special to NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with Mashable.)   A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of […]

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