Author: Sumit

Sumit is an aspiring writer with an increased interest in Asian politics.Residing in New Delhi, he often writes about Diplomatic Relationships, Trade and International Business. Reach Sumit on Facebook / Twitter.

Developing your own Google Chrome extension is surprisingly easy. You might think you need all types of development skills and coding knowledge, but it’s no more difficult than creating or tweaking a web page. If you know HTML/CSS and are somewhat familiar with Javascript, you can have a simple extension up and running in no time. Even if you have minimal knowledge of web development, the learning curve here is nowhere near what I thought it would be. In this post, we’re going to create a super simple extension to help you keep up with new posts on Black Web…

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You know that I must have a lot on the brain if I’m coming out of hiatus from writing 🙂 I just wanted to address a few things, mainly because I feel like the potential for overwhelming negativity associated with being black in technology (and in silicon valley) is looming.  When we were organizing the NewME Accelerator we got an enormous amount of positive support about the mission and people stepping up to the plate.  There were a few bad apples but I make it a habit not to pay attention to those.  Those that supported were people who likely…

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Earlier this week we told about you SOPA and the Protect IP Act, along with how they could hurt how we freely use the Internet today. Today a few bombshell news was made around the Internet when a report was released with the list of companies that support SOPA. There were a few expected companies but the “Internet” hit the fan when Go Daddy was on the list causing another massive PR nightmare for the domain registrar. Now there’s the talk of boycotting Go Daddy, a Move Your Domain Day planned and step by step plan blog post on how to do so. Already the Cheezburger network tweeted they’re planning to…

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Julian Mitchell puts in work. The content (and culture) creator remains on the pulse of what’s happening in the worlds of media and music. It’s why he thrives in his professional life. But he’s equally as invested in living a fulfilled personal life. It’s a common desire among millennials who have risen in ranks within big-name companies and startups, as well as those who have started their ventures. The “work hard, play hard” motto isn’t foreign to this clan of hyper-connected, risk-seeking individuals who often get a bad rap for being narcissistic, entitled, lazy and the like. Not so. Julian Mitchell on a…

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Disqus and JS-Kit both recently made major updates to their commenting systems, bringing them into the world of realtime. Not only can you see new comments show up immediately, but both also aggregate comments from across the social web. So, what’s the difference between the two? Why would you choose either? Disqus has actually split into two separate but complementary services. Disqus Comments and Disqus Profile. Disqus Comments is the popular commenting solution that the company is well known for. If you’re already a Disqus user, you don’t have to do anything special to activate the latest features. Simply change to the new…

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A trademark owner should be aggressive in protecting their trademarks for a variety of reasons. They are as follows: 1.  A competing business may use your trademark or service mark as their own due to the fact your business has built goodwill or has developed a strong brand.  This scenario can result in lost customers, sales, or business. 2.  Trademarks or service marks are essential advertising and marketing tools. 3.  A trademark owner can assert exclusive rights against a trademark infringer through cease and desist and/or litigation. 4.  A trademark owner can miss out on the opportunity to earn royalty…

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The latest version of the Firefox web browser titled Firefox 69.0 has been uploaded to the official Mozilla FTP servers. Firefox 69.0 brings the ability to block any kind of auto-playing media on websites. It also gets tracking protection enhancements by default. Only a couple of days ago, Mozilla’s senior director of platform engineering Damon Sicore wrote, “Team, we’ve worked tremendously hard on Firefox 69.0, and it’s time to ship it. I’m seeing the same burst of excitement and activity that we’ve seen in the endgame of every release. We must press hard now.” Firefox 69.0 Changes Websites cannot activate…

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I recently heard that people were talking about Tagged for some odd reason. I decided to investigate and see why. I mean, Tagged is a pretty nice social networking site, but it’s no Facebook or Twitter. It didn’t appear they had made any major updates, so why were people talking about it? My search led me to an article on Nielsenwire that talked about the top 10 social networking sites ranked by the time users spent on the sites. It was primarily about Facebook and Myspace, which is to be expected, but Tagged showed up as number 4 in the rankings chart.…

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Believe it or not, online dating is a male-dominated industry. But that didn’t stop LaVonya Reeves from creating her own. She is the founder and CEO of the online dating site Reboundlovers.com. Reboundlovers launched in 2010 and is now a global dating site that offers a  place for singles looking to re-enter into the dating scene, whether they’re newly divorced, separated, ended a relationship or just looking to meet new people and have fun. Reeves got the idea for Reboundlovers after a  bad divorce. “Although there are divorced dating sites, I thought about a dating site not just for the divorced…

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The World’s most popular blogging platform and content management system, Wordpress has been updated to version 5.2.3 by its developers. Featuring some core security and Maintainance updates, this version also does away with major bugs found in the previous versions. Please note that it is a sub updated version, as the next full version would be Wordpress 5.3. Following are the security updates to this version: Security Updates Various Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities have been fixed. Issues where validation and sanitization of a URL leading to an open redirect have been fixed. Prevention of Reflected cross-site scripting during media…

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