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As vice president of channel operations at Cricket, George Cleveland is responsible for Cricket’s sales operations, customer care, training and communications, and the digital experience. The Morehouse College grad also served as assistant vice president of  AT&T Customer Solution Centers and began his telecom career in 1996 as a senior accountant with BellSouth Cellular in…

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The Rolling Out  Innovation Digital Entertainment (RIDE) Conference was held at the Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta and it was a huge success. Upon entering the venue, participants were greeted at the door and once inside you could feel the electricity in the room. This was rolling out‘s inaugural conference and nothing was left…

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On day two of the inaugural RIDE conference, Shalya Forte hosted a panel about the music industry and music economy as a whole. The panel featured Reggie Rouse, VP of urban programming and CBS Radio; Catherine Brewton, VP of writer/public relations at BMI‘s Atlanta office, and Vince Phillips, music and television attorney. They shared their…

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Further illustrating the dangers of doing business online, the creator of the digital currency “Bitcoin” announced the largest theft in hacking history. Mt. Gox located in Japan announced that it lost the account holdings of 750,000 customers, which are worth almost $500 million. Bitcoin allowed customers to purchase with real currency an alternative digital currency.…

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2014 marks the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s classic debut album 3 Feet High and Rising. In celebration of their two-and-a-half decades of groundbreaking, innovative hip-hop, the trio of Posdnous, Maseo and Dave are releasing their entire catalog for free download today (February 14th.) The downloads will be available on De La Soul’s official website.

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Chicago’s Impakt Studio has an elaborate, yet simple motto: redefine, reinvent, explore the possibilities, ignore trends, initiate change and grow. The dynamic duo of Christopher Adams and Hana “Blaq” McDowell have been been working together by that motto for almost two decades now. And in that time the tandem has made quite the name for…

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Name: Joah Spearman The Business: Localeur Industry: Technology Twitter: @joahspearman Joah Spearman is a man of many talents. Before creating Localeur, a travel app that is a curated community of local insiders, the entrepreneur co-founded experiential marketing firm AvecMode; created SXSW Festival’s first fashion program, Style X; and was even a political speech writer in…

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With an overcrowded digital landscape replete with brands vying for each and every click on the keyboard, it is essential to establish a formidable Web presence. Tynicka Battle, CEO and co-founder of ThinkTank Digital is often the go-to professional for those aiming to reach that goal. For the past 6 years, the company she co-founded…

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There aren’t too many recognizable names of African American women making a digital dent in the technology world. GenJuice CEO Arielle Patrice Scott aims to change that and in the process become the next Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO). Scott got her start while attending the University of California, Berkeley, where she launched her first start-up,…

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