2018 has been another pivotal year for the brand, with our flagship product UrbanGeekz ranked as one of the top 20 tech blogs on Ranker. ‘The Best Tech Blogs’ is based on traffic as well as influence over the subject online, according to the website.
So what content has captivated you this year? Well, below is a list of some of our most popular stories on UrbanGeekz.com in 2018, which actually includes one piece from 2017 that continues to resonate with our audience. In terms of traffic (not social shares), these are the stories that performed best over the past year. Take a look at this list and let us know what you think.
What topics do you want us to cover in 2019? Is there anything more we can do to better serve your needs? Let us know your thoughts on the Comments Page.
It’s that time of year again. Forbes has just published its list of the richest people on the planet. Out of the record 2,043 people who made the cut, ten are black, with Nigerian’s having more billionaires than any other country in Africa. Three African-Americans are also in this exclusive club: investor Robert Smith, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and basketball legend Michael Jordan. [READ MORE…]
Latinx currently represent the largest minority group in the United States, making up 17 percent of the population. It has been forecast that by 2044 minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population, with Spanish becoming the most spoken language according to the Census Bureau. [READ MORE…]
Global culture is influenced by American culture that is shaped at its core by people of color. In 2017 we saw diverse figures from Yara Shahidi’s status as a smart young actress to Edward Enninful taking the helm as the Vogue UK’s first black editor. [READ MORE…]
Industry heavyweights and influential decision makers are gearing up for the latest installment of Culture Shifting Weekend in Silicon Valley. More than 300 diverse leaders from a broad spectrum of industries will converge for three days to network, make deals, and accelerate action to diversify Silicon Valley. [READ MORE…]
UrbanGeekz’s ‘UG Tech Talkz: Where Media Meets Diversity in Tech’ inaugural signature event was nothing short of amazing. From the candid panel discussion and inspirational fireside chat to the meaningful connections made, last month’s conference at Atlanta Tech Village far exceeded our expectations. [READ MORE…]
Fueled by passion and poised for disruption, ten early-stage startups took to the stage at the Coca-Cola Roxy in The Battery Atlanta for The Farm Accelerator’s Demo Day last Friday night. The culmination of 12 weeks of hard work, the pitches demonstrated how the tech ventures were ripe and ready for market according to Managing Director Burunda Prince-Jones. [Read More…]
Keith Wilson has successfully worked his way up the corporate ladder. The Clark Atlanta MBA graduate rose through the ranks at Ford to become a marketing manager in Shanghai, China. Then in 2017, he secured an executive role at Georgia Power where he’s now responsible for developing innovative growth strategies. [Read More…]
An Atlanta-based technology startup is working on a solution that could save the music industry billions of dollars. The Labz, a tech platform based in metropolitan Atlanta uses cloud-based blockchain technology through an automated platform that may rectify a long-standing issue in the music business: copyright and documentation of music credentials. [Read More…]
UrbanGeekz has launched a visual project to celebrate multicultural innovators from across the globe. The portrait series, which kicks off today, celebrates Black and Latinx trailblazers — those that have traditionally been underrepresented in the tech and innovation economy — making waves in their respective fields, from startup founders to corporate highflyers in the technology industry. [Read More…]
When you ask anyone to name a tech genius people almost reflexively rattle off the usual suspects such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, or Steve Jobs of Apple. Still, there is a score of African American innovators creating major paradigm shifts in the marketplace through technological ingenuity that is forever altering the way in which we travel, do business, locate goods and services, and much more. [Read More…]
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