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For years, Expedia Group has powered and influenced some of the most unforgettable travel experiences, and their brands are among the best-known names in global travel. The company is at the cutting edge when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), with those tools enabling customers to discover new destinations, plan and structure their trips without hesitation. That’s all by design according to Candice Tang, Vice President of Technology, Developer Experience with Expedia Group. “AI covers everything from booking to shopping to how travelers change their flights,” she says about the importance of AI platforms. “We’ve been using AI for years building on our platform’s capabilities to simplify our traveler’s experience.” Candice, who has been in the position for a year, focuses on the developer experience and leads a team that streamlines and automates routine tasks, so developers can focus on what they do best– solving tough tech challenges. Her team has...
Dec 8, 2023
A noteworthy investment made by Grant Hill in 2015 has experienced substantial growth.
Dec 8, 2023
The yearly flock to Spotify has commenced for listeners to view their top played artists of the year.
Dec 7, 2023
If you watched the animated version of Disney’s “The Lion King” from 1994, you are familiar with Jason Weaver, or at least his singing voice, which he lent to the role of Simba. Since then, the actor and singer has appeared in several movies and television shows — many of which have won awards. The 44-year-old actor and Chicago native is a shrewd businessman. Even as a child, he had the wherewithal (or great advisors that guided him) to turn down a $2 million flat fee for his role in The Lion King , instead favoring a flat upfront payment along with royalties to be paid for his lifetime. As a result, he still enjoys Disney checks to this day. So, with a business acumen like that, and a career that shows no signs of slowing down, how much is Jason Weaver worth today? Jason Weaver’s Early Life Jason Weaver is someone that can say entertainment literally runs in his veins. He was born in 1977 and is the son of Marilyn “Kitty” Haywood, who is a member of the Chicago-based all-female...
Dec 6, 2023
Every year AfroTech brings the best and brightest talent together to network, elevate their skills, and look ahead to discuss the future of tech. This year’s conference proved that the future couldn’t look any sweeter. The TWIX ® College Reception created an exclusive space for the students who will soon be the innovators, creators and industry disruptors of tomorrow. This private networking event gave 75 TWIX ® Scholars the opportunity to take a break from their studies so they could tap in with other up-and-coming tech talent and embrace one of the most slept-on forms of resistance: Black joy. TWIX ® partnered up with Blavity.org to transform The Reverbery into a red and gold foil-wrapped speakeasy where attendees enjoyed mouth-watering sliders, playful caricatures, interactive photo booths, and all-you-can-eat TWIX ® candy bars – and yes, we’re talking full-sized. It was the perfect backdrop for bright-eyed students eager to see what golden opportunities the tech space could...
Dec 5, 2023
In August 2023, Business Insider reported that over 100 albums are certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In February 2021, Ms. Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” joined the diamond-certified club. Welcome to the RIAA Diamond Club @MsLaurynHill ! #TheMiseducationofLaurynHill is now a 💎 (10X) certified album! @ColumbiaRecords #BlackHistoryMonth #RIAATopCertified pic.twitter.com/mWWByv74kp — RIAA (@RIAA) February 17, 2021 What’s more, the music legend became the first female emcee to achieve the rare feat, according to NME.
Dec 5, 2023
William Ray Norwood Jr., otherwise known as Ray J, is quick to credit his family’s role in his success.
Despite the odds being stacked against Coactive AI Co-Founder Cody Coleman, he has prevailed.
The Knowledge House is committed to the future of tech.
Nov 22, 2023
When Michael Smith and Terrence Williams met at a mutual friend’s wedding, a growing entertainment company was born. While both Smith and Williams were ideating the possibility of future dreams, business ideas, and passion, they both realized that they were at moments where things needed to change. From there, the two had identified their inflection points.
Nov 21, 2023
Nineteen-year-old Diallo Gainey is an entrepreneur laser-focused on giving back to his community.
Nov 21, 2023
Serving in the military requires great courage, as members willingly take on risks and hardships most professions never face. The demanding conditions of training, deployment, and combat involve dangers that call for personal sacrifice. Within the various military branches, there are elite forces that train even harder and undertake riskier assignments that consistently put them in harm’s way. In particular, the Navy SEALs are considered one of the toughest special operations forces in the world, with several alums that have continued to other careers within the intelligence community and private sector. In particular, David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL, Army Ranger and Air Force service member who pivoted to becoming a prolific athlete as well as a public speaker and author. He is an ultramarathon runner, triathlete, and ultra-distance cyclist. With a career this impressive, it is only natural to wonder about David Goggins’ current net worth. David Goggins’ Early Life Like many...
Nov 20, 2023
After losing his sister and aunt due to childbirth complications in 2017, InovCares Founder Mohamed Kamara turned his pain into purpose. He is now making an impact in the maternal health sector.
Shaquille O’Neal wants to ensure his legacy will live on beyond his years.
It can be a bittersweet feeling when students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are proud to rep their school while also facing the challenges that may come with attending one. According to a 2022 report by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice (Temple University), out of a surveyed 5,000 students from 14 private and public HBCUs in the fall of 2020, 46% shared that they “ lacked sufficient food a month prior to when the survey was taken.”
Nov 17, 2023