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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mozilla and Google Wants to Put Your Phone Inside Your Web Browser | Webmonkey |

Google and Mozilla, have joined forces to develop Browser based Real Time Video Conferencing.  WebRTC is available in the Chrome's stable and Firefox's Nightly version, which indicates Google's Chromeis a little father ahead that Fire Fox. Fire Fox being true to form allows for customization via about:config which is placed in the address bar.

WebRTC is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. 

The code that implements WebRTC native APIs (including the Stream and the PeerConnection APIs) are available in libjingle. A sample client application is also provided there.

Charity Through Ventriloquism | The Root

Megan Piphus - Helping to color kids' dreams
"She says: "Tomorrow, I will be better. The day after tomorrow, I will be better than ever. Someday, I'll be the best."

Color My Dreams ... help children recognize and embrace their talents, as she did when she was a kid learning ventriloquism."

Sunday, February 24, 2013

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

AfroTech - Around The Way mobile app is BLACK ENTERPRISE’s Tech Startup of the Week
"Janine Hausif, 29, came up with the idea for a mobile app that uses a smartphone’s GPS to locate the nearest black-owned businesses ... While any business can list for free, the premium listings, which run approximately $120/year, are placed at the top of search results, will receive a special icon by their profile, and a unique distinction on the map. The three black founders credit the apps success to their ability to balance the workload." - Black Enterprise
Tech Startup of The Week: Around The Way Ranks Teamwork #1 for Success

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama - Google+

Here's your opportunity to affect change
On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address.

During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech.

How you can join:
Right now, you can submit a question for the President and vote on your favorites on the White House +YouTube Channel:

... be sure to watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page and at
 The White House - YouTube
State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama - Google+

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wozniak: 'I begged HP to make the Apple I. Five times they turned me down.' - Puget Sound Business Journal

Free that inner innovator of thought, look beyond the mundane to see the potentials of life's events. Challenge the norms , liberate that inner consciousness which will allow the mind's eye to rise above the forest of society.
Just as Apple evolved from Wozniak's personal passions, he advised the GSU students to find interesting projects to work on the side — not for profit, but for self-fulfillment.
"If you try to do a bunch of projects for yourself," Wozniak said, "you develop skills that are so good, it'll put you up in the cream of the crop, and any company will want you based on these skills."
Companies ought to give employees access to resources and tools to work on personal projects, Wozniak said
"They are developing their minds and their ability to create things," he said. - Biz Journals
Wozniak: 'I begged HP to make the Apple I. Five times they turned me down.' - Puget Sound Business Journal

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators

More About Brittany Stallworth: Favorite quote: "I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' "  --Muhammad Ali

While she was growing up in Detroit, members of Brittany's family suffered reproductive issues, and she herself was diagnosed with precancerous growths. She researched possible causes and realized that the illnesses correlated to pollution in the environment, their workplace and food choices. After a drastic change in diet, her health improved. Now Brittany is a fierce advocate for incorporating environmentally friendly practices into all aspects of daily life. She founded the "Green Is the New Black" conference at Howard University, attracting 40 organizations with green jobs and internship opportunities. The recipient of the 2012 Brower Youth Award, Brittany plans to become a doctor. "People of color don't always get the information they need to improve their health," she said. "This is an issue of environmental and food justice."
Young Futurists 2012: 25 Budding Black Innovators

Monday, February 04, 2013

Young Futurists 2013: Introducing the Honorees

 Knowledge is the Key to your Future
"...  Charles Orgbon, a 16-year-old futurist from Dacula, Ga., who founded the environmental organization Greening Forward. "With the right support, young people can do anything." ...The young men and women who make up the 2013 class represent the true promise of our country's future. There's Michael Tubbs, a 22-year-old Stanford University graduate who ran for his hometown of Stockton, Calif.'s City Council -- and won -- after seeing his cousin fall victim to youth violence. And Trinity Russell, a high schooler from Long Island, N.Y., who discovered key behavioral differences between laboratory-raised and wild fruit flies; her findings have major implications for researchers who use the insects in their experiments. Or Thekia Cheeseborough, a Spelman College student from Jacksonville, Fla., who, inspired by the struggles of her own young parents, created a program that connects teen moms to academic and career resources." - The Root
Young Futurists 2013: Introducing the Honorees

Sunday, February 03, 2013

'The Root Live': Weekly Livestream Series

Join host Harriette Cole on Monday, Feb. 4, at noon as she chats with experts on how to get the funds you need for your child's future. Guests include Martha Kanter, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education; Michael Lomax, president and CEO of United Negro College Fund; and student Corey Arvinger, who started the "4 for 14,000" campaign to help fund his education at Howard University. His challenge is a common one; his solution is getting national media attention.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

North America's 1st Black President? 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

 Providing Context is Key to understanding Past Events, Current Strategies and  Future Possibilities.

"Guerrero ran twice for president, once in 1824 and again in 1828, both times unsuccessfully. Claiming foul play, Guerrero and his supporters rebelled, toppled the new government, and Guerrero became president on April 1, 1829

On September 16, 1829 -- Mexico's Independence Day -- Guerrero abolished slavery throughout the country, which has led many historians to refer to him as the "Abraham Lincoln of Mexico," though Lincoln more properly should be referred to as "the Vicente Guerrero of the United States." (And this action, by the way, was part of the reason that Texans fought to secede from Mexico a few years later, in 1836; remember the Alamo? That's in part what Davy Crockett and his compatriots were fighting about in that Disney series we watched as children, but Disney left out the role of slavery!) And like Lincoln, Guerrero suffered for his actions: Three months after abolishing slavery, he was driven out of office. Two years later, Guerrero joined the rebel forces fighting against the new government. Betrayed by one of his friends, he was executed in January 1831." --The

North America's 1st Black President? 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro