Category Archive: business

Jun 28

Are Tech Companies Controlling What We See as News. (INFOGRAPHIC)

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For years now we have seen many tech companies grow, these are exciting times in our industry. However for us the Latino Community is still very dependent on spanish language newspapers. Now we are viewing and reading our news on new platforms like tablet and smartphones phone. Now our community relies on Facebook and other …

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May 13

The Blockchain is the New Google Book Excerpt by by William Mougayar

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The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of distributed databases. At its core, the blockchain is a technology that permanently records transactions in a way that cannot be later erased but can only be sequentially …

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Jan 14

Are Latinos Tech’s Next Tycoons?

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There comes a time when the word “minority” loses its context, where one group surpasses its status in population and influence, crossing over into a new mainstream community of Americans. When I first arrived in Silicon Valley to work for Apple in the 1980s, I felt like a minority. I entered a world with circles …

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Mar 14

US to Relinquish Admin Control of Internet.

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U.S. officials announced plans to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and …

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Mar 14

Walmart’s $250B Investment in America Gets Actor Death Threats.

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With one 60-second commercial, Walmart announced a massive investment in American manufacturing. And as a result, Mike Rowe, who voiced the ads, has received death threats. Walmart announced via the “I Am a Factory” commercial that it will spend an additional $250 billion over the next 10 years on American-made goods. “At Walmart, we believe in making …

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Jan 25

Aetna CEO says Health Care Costs Are Out of Control.

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Medical expenses remain out of control in the U.S., where Americans have an “unsustainable attitude” that ignores the increasing cost of health care, the chief executive officer of insurer Aetna Inc. said. While the rise in medical costs has slowed since the last recession, the U.S. still needs to switch to a “fundamentally different” system …

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Jul 09

Target Reminded Bosses Not All Hispanic Employees Eat Tacos, Wear Sombreros: Lawsuit Article from Huff Po by Kim Bhasin

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Three former employees are suing Target for discrimination, citing a document the company distributed to managers with reminders that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos or wear sombreros. The former warehouse workers’ lawsuit, filed in California’s Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target’s “Multi-Cultural Tips” for managers …

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Jun 26

10 ways your IT job can spoil a vacation (and tricks to keep it from happening)

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Takeaway: Feel like you’re shackled to your work and there’s no way to take a real vacation? You may be able to salvage a little downtime by following these tips. It’s a well-known fact that Americans work too much and play too little. Too many workers never vacation and are tied to their jobs, feeling …

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May 21

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Announce the Launch of the LISTA Northern California Technology Council

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Being Latinos in Tech can be challenging in a sector still considered to be a “Good Ole Boys Club”!  LISTA believes with focus, desire, the right tools and through LISTA National Network now more than ever there are many resources and mentors available who want to connect with you. On behalf of the Latinos in …

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May 14

LISTA Applauds HABLA Awards for Heading West to Houston, TX

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Habla Adds More Dates during Hispanic Heritage Month With $20,000 in Academic Scholarships, Verizon and Lanza Group, LLC Adds Houston to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Orlando HABLA Awards Line Up As the number of Hispanic professionals and community leaders continue to grow, it is fitting that the annual Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership Awards (HABLA) luncheon, which …

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