Category Archive: Diversity

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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Mar 31

TechLatino Congratulates UPS on the Appointment of Juan Perez as the Next CIO.

TechLatino Congratulates Juan Perez as UPS ‘s NEW CIO.  “Juan’s breadth of experience and proven track record of innovative and collaborative partnerships makes him the right person to keep UPS at the forefront of technology and informatics,” said Jose A. Marquez, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for TedchLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and technology Association. “TechLatino …

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Feb 13

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association Announces Emerging Tech Leaders Summit..

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Their 6th Annual Emerging Tech Leadership Summit Series Kickoff and National TechLatino Achievers Award. TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) announced today the LISTA 8th Annual Emerging Technology Leadership Summit Series Kickoff and National Latino Technology Achievers Awards will be hosted in Sacramento California by the LISTA NorCal TechLatino Council.  LISTA’s 8th Annual …

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Dec 29

2014 Defined the Challenge for Latinos and The Digital Economy.

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Two issues defined the technology economy in 2014: Policymakers’ inability to keep up with technology-driven innovation; and The embarrassing lack of diversity among employees in the technology sector. 2014 made it clear that for Latinos, digital equity — closing the tech employment gap, and securing a place in the digital economy — are the top priorities. We end the …

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Nov 10

What Separates Internet Advocates?

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In a week of political showdowns, it seems appropriate to reflect on the faceoff in the Internet advocacy world. On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert C. Byrd ended a 14 hour, 13 minute address. The arguments over the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had given Americans the example of the modern filibuster. …

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Nov 01

Maria Hinojosa Is ‘Less Afraid’ Of How The U.S. Will Deal With Demographic Change. by Carolina Moreno

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The days of a majority-white United States are coming to an end. But it’s not something the country should fear, according to award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. In her new TV series “America by the Numbers,” Hinojosa, a Mexican-born anchor and executive producer of “Latino USA” on NPR, delves into the data behind the major demographic …

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Oct 07

President Obama Can Lead the Diversity Effort Among his Allies in Silicon Valley By Jose Marquez

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The White House recently reached into the ranks of Google to fill the post of technology czar. It was just the latest example of a Google executive joining the administration, leaving little doubt about the special relationship the company has with President Obama. As it turns out, word of the high-profile appointment of Megan Smith …

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Sep 29

Nielsen: Hispanic Market Diversity Impacts Consumer Behaviour

While marketers tend to see Hispanic TV viewers as a block, brands would be better served by going back to the basics and learning about the distinctions and nuances between each sub-segment of the Latin consumer market. That’s the word from Nielsen, which noted that while Hispanics en masse have a current spending power of …

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Aug 06

LISTA Congratulates Sprint for Replacing CEO Hesse with Brightstar’s Marcelo Claure.

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Sprint and its parent company SoftBank have decided not to pursue an acquisition of T-Mobile US according to multiple reports. And the country’s third largest operator is reportedly ready to replace CEO Dan Hesse with Marcelo Claure, the head of mobile phone distributor Brightstar, possibly as early as tomorrow. According to multiple reports, which cited …

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Aug 02

LISTA APPLAUDS THE FCC ON ITS EFFORT TO DIVERSIFY THE UPCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTIONS.

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Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association (LISTA) applaud the Federal Commission Communications, the agency responsible for oversight of the nation’s communications system, for its timely and promising circulation of a proposed rule making on the Designated Entity (DE) program, created to identify and preserve small businesses for FCC’s spectrum auctions.  LISTA, the nation’s leading …

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