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Philly entrepreneur helps black students get kick out of college [Philadelphia Daily News] “Even when chilling on Sunday morning at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Russell Hicks is the whirlwind of entrepreneurial energy that won him the Knight Foundation’s $20,500 Black Male Engagement (BMe) Award.” Read more about BMe here. Mayors Challenge Finalist: Philadelphia (Video, Vote) [Huffington […]

Jayson Musson, the Philly guy who's the voice behind the "Harlem Shake." Photo from Philly.com
Jayson Musson, the Philly guy who's the voice behind the "Harlem Shake." Photo from Philly.com

Jayson Musson, the Philly guy who’s the voice behind the “Harlem Shake.” Photo from Philly.com

Philly entrepreneur helps black students get kick out of college [Philadelphia Daily News] “Even when chilling on Sunday morning at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Russell Hicks is the whirlwind of entrepreneurial energy that won him the Knight Foundation’s $20,500 Black Male Engagement (BMe) Award.” Read more about BMe here.

Mayors Challenge Finalist: Philadelphia (Video, Vote) [Huffington Post] The Huffington Post is running a viewer’s choice award for the $5 million Bloomberg Mayor’s ChallengeRead more about Philly’s entry here. And vote for Philly, of course!

Former Philadelphian is the voice behind the “Harlem Shake” [Philadelphia Daily News] “Artist Jayson Musson, a UArts and Penn grad who spent a large chunk of his career in Philly before recently moving to Brooklyn, is sampled prominently in viral hit “Harlem Shake.” How prominently? He’s the guy who actually says Harlem Shake.” Watch the original video below the jump.

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Look who’s on the other side of the ‘digital divide’ [Newsworks] Newsworks covers the recent Welcoming Center study on immigrants and mobile technology. Find our coverage here.

Online Bot Traffic Spikes During Q4 2012 Holiday Shopping Season [Solve Media blog] Solve Media has about 25 employees in its Center City office. Its sales and marketing team works out of a New York office.

Energy Benchmarking Comes to the Midwest [GreenTech Media] Philly’s Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub gets a shout in this story. Read our coverage on the EEB Hub here.

Drexel, Bradley universities embrace entrepreneurial spirit [Philadelphia Inquirer] “Though not everyone is ready to start a college, campus entrepreneurship departments and centers have proliferated, especially as corporate recruiting slipped after the 2008 financial crash. ‘It’s a big trend across the country,’ said Joseph DiAngelo, chairman of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which accredits business curriculums in the United States and abroad, and who also runs the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.”

WordPress for Business Virtual Summit – March 4-8, 2013 [WordPress Academy] From a local WordPress training organization, free webinars on WordPress for business.

Textizen wants to make civic engagement as easy as texting with a (really wonky) friend [Neiman Lab] Read more of our Textizen coverage here.

News Challenge winner Abayima takes a low-tech approach to communicating in a crisis [Neiman Lab] Abayima is a side project of data science startup Metalayer’s Jon Gosier. Here’s the latest on Metalayer.

Updated 10:45 a.m. 2/22/13 to change the top photo, which was from a different article and may have been misleading when seen with the headline.

Companies: Abayima / Drexel University / EEB Hub / Knight Foundation / D8A / Solve Media / Textizen

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