• Jay-Z’s Android Deal Shows How Race Colors Smartphone Market

    June 18, 2013
    Love him or loathe him, you can’t knock Jay-Z’s hustle. The rapper turned mogul has stepped up his business game considerably over the past several years, first by owning (and then selling) his stake in his hometown Brooklyn Nets, then starting his own sports agency, and finally this week announcing a new deal with Android that could permanently alter the mobile music market.
  • The Open Internet Debate: Redlining 2.0

    March 4, 2010

    If you’re anything like me, the words “net neutrality” and “open Internet” don’t exactly get the party going on your computer screen at lunch. At a convening of ethnic journalists yesterday in San Francisco, media justice activist Malkia Cyril compared the discussions around net neutrality to “talking about the galaxy: Who cares?” Sure, it’s important stuff. And yeah, we know it’s out there.