Category Archive: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

Aug 08

Americans’ Wireless Data Usage Continues to Skyrocket Report Says

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CTIA Annual Wireless Industry Survey CTIA’s annual wireless industry survey develops industry-wide information drawn from operational member and non-member wireless service providers. It has been conducted since January 1985, originally as a cellular-only survey instrument, and now including PCS, ESMR, AWS and 700 MHz license holders. No break-out of results specific to spectrum bands or …

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Aug 08

We All Agree on the Need for a Balanced Spectrum Policy

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In an era of sharply divided views, it’s refreshing to see policymakers of all political stripes line up behind the idea that responding to this country’s mobile broadband needs requires the right balance of licensed and unlicensed spectrum. At a recent Senate Commerce Hearing on FCC nominations, many participants recognized the need for additional spectrum …

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Aug 08

As seen in Diversity Inc. Google CEO Defends Employee’s Right to Express Unpopular Views, Condemns ‘Harmful’ Portions

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CEO Sundar Pichai said “much of what was in” misogynistic memo from engineer “is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority … disagree,” but said language “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” was “not OK.” The employee reportedly has been fired. By Kaitlyn D’Onofrio / August 8, 2017   Google CEO Sundar Pichai has broken his …

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Aug 08

Google Engineer’s Anti-Diversity Memo Displays Company’s Misogynist Culture

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“It’s not worth thinking about this as an isolated incident and instead a manifestation of what ails all of Silicon Valley.” says Jose Marquez, CEO of @Techlatino: the National Association of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology. “We have been saying this all along.”  Update 8/5/17 6:39 PM: This post has been updated to note …

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Aug 08

Why Women Get to No. 2 but are Still Rarely Named CEO

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Only about 6% of the Fortune 500 are led by women CEOs, and a persistent question — a half-century after the stirrings of the modern women’s movement — is why there are not more. Stubborn barriers impede the way even when when men in positions of power genuinely think they want to promote women to …

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Jul 15

Member Spotlight: Yeny Malaver, 1st VP, Suntrust Bank – A Story of Perseverance and Courage

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Turning $300 into the American Dream.    As a college student studying finance in Colombia, Yeny Malaver, now 37, faced a grim reality: Even once she completed her degree, a career might always be out of reach. “I didn’t have any connections, and in Colombia it’s all about connections,” she says. So in 2001 (and …

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Jul 12

Guest Blogger Congressman Luis V.Gutierrez: “Those With Daca and TPS Should Prepare for the Worst”

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After a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meeting with Department of Human Services Secretary Kelly, it looks like millions of documented immigrants could be made deportable this year. Today I was among the Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to meet with Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security.  In the closed door meeting that lasted more …

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Jul 05

Study: Hispanic Americans Use the Internet Less Than Any Other Ethnic Group

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Hispanics use the internet the least of any ethnic group, according to research from eMarketer. The study found that 79.8 percent of Hispanics use the internet at least monthly from any device-cellphones, tablets, desktops, etc. That’s compared to 84.3 percent of whites, 83.6 percent of Asians, and 82.5 percent of blacks. The report also predicts …

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Jun 06

Product Update from @WWDC17: Apple Announces Smart Home Audio Speaker HomePod

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Apple is taking on Amazon Echo and Google Home: The company announced a new voice-controlled speaker during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday. Dubbed HomePod, the new speaker features voice control and spatial awareness to adapt the sound to different rooms. “It will reinvent home audio,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. However, …

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Jun 06

@techLatino Guest Blogger: Dr. Nicole Turner Lee, Public Policy Can Improve Older Adults’ Access to Technology.

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According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 82 percent of older adults who owned smartphones described them as liberating, compared to 64 percent of those ages 18 to 29 who were asked the same question. Older adults also were more likely to describe their smartphones as “connectors,” allowing them to call, text and email. While …

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