Category Archive: Kapor

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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Jan 20

Building on the Legacy of Dr. King with Tech. As seen on Kapor Center Blog

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As our country celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King, we are reminded of the work he and his fellow organizers did to advance social justice in their time. From civil rights to poverty, Dr. King led the charge to address the inequalities that plagued our nation. Half a century later, we face our …

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Jan 07

Intel Pledges Diversity by 2020, Invests $300 million.

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Intel has set an aggressive goal of dramatically increasing the diversity of its U.S. workforce by 2020. It’s also pledging $300 million to fund the hiring and retention of women and underrepresented minorities, the largest investment yet in diversity by a technology company. Intel  made the announcement during his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics …

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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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Sep 26

Battle over Internet Regulations is the Civil Rights Struggle of the 21st Century.

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The battle over the nation’s high-speed Internet policy is a complicated one and, if carried out inadequately, could spur a series of unintentional outcomes. That conflict is being fought out at the Federal Communications Commission as it considers the Open Internet issue, sometimes referred to as Net Neutrality. Take it from an engineer with 20 …

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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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May 19

As it Appeared in HB: Social Enterprises: A Beacon in Tough Times.

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Social Enterprises: A Beacon in Tough Times by Michael Caplinger — HispanicBusiness.com The social enterprise landscape is booming, despite economic indicators that should suggest otherwise. Organizations that exist to assist people without any regard for their own bottom line become more necessary in difficult economic times. Yet the same double-edged sword that makes them necessary also makes …

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May 19

Nation’s Top Broadband Internet CEOs Urge FCC To Protect Open Internet

With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set to unveil a revised net neutrality proposal on Thursday, twenty-eight CEOs from America’s top broadband Internet companies today sent a letter to the agency urging Commissioners to maintain the light touch regulatory approach that has helped create millions of jobs and vastly improved consumer choice. The signers – CEOs of …

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Mar 29

In Largely White Male Tech World, Why Capitalism Needs An Upgrade

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Editor’s note: Tech pioneer Mitchell Kapor is the co-founder of theKapor Center for Social Impact and Kapor Capital. Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP, is a venture partner at Kapor Capital. Both Kapor and Jealous serve on the board of the Level Playing Field Institute. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those …

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