Category Archive: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

Mar 14

@techLatino Agrees with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Next Generation Wireless Deployment to Modernize Federal Process.

As previously described by TechLatino, wireless deployment is of particular value to Latino communities, who are outsized users of mobile services when compared to other groups. As the wireless industry continues efforts to enhance networks across the country, a series of reforms have been underway to modernize federal processes to make that easier. Commissioner Brendan …

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Dec 13

@techlatino Guest Blogger: Rosa Mendoza on Net Neutrality Misconceptions


Criticism of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new proposal to reform its net neutrality rules has significantly intensified recently and gotten extremely politicized to the point of ignoring salient points in favor of the upcoming proposal. Last week, some protesters even put signs on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s lawn and claimed his children would realize one …

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Dec 08

Google/YouTube is cutting access to Amazon Fire TV on Jan. 1


Google, which owns YouTube, and Amazon are going to war over streaming services and plenty more. YouTube is also disappearing again from Amazon’s Echo Show video device. If you’ve got an Amazon Fire TV, say goodbye to using it to watch YouTube. The Google-owned video service is cutting access to the Amazon device on Jan. …

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Nov 21


AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson vowed to fight the government suit and complete the acquisition of Time Warner

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT filed a lawsuit Monday to block AT&T’s planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, in a move that could signal tougher scrutiny for tech companies. The lawsuit breaks with the recent DOJ tradition of approving mergers between companies that don’t directly compete, such as AT&T and Time Warner. The government followed that traditional …

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Nov 15

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy?


It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl. Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8 available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords “iPhone slow” jumped …

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Nov 14

With the Advent of 5G, Latinos stand to win as the Next Generation of U.S Workforce.


From healthcare to transportation, public safety to energy management, wireless connectivity is changing the way our communities live, modernizing how our businesses thrive, and creating new opportunities for us as consumers. 5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity that will support smart communities. “Smart” includes enhanced capacity to enable more efficient transportation services, consistently …

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Sep 30

Why Are Some Tech Companies Silent on the Fate of Dreamers?


President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program that blocked deportation of Dreamers – the young undocumented immigrants brought into the United States by their parents – drew an instant rebuke and fierce opposition from a broad swath of American business leaders who represent a diverse range of companies. Tech and communications companies have been …

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Aug 29

TechLatino Guest Blogger: Jeremy Straub – Artificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming – but what does that mean?


  The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100 questioned, said they thought the first AI-enhanced cyberattack could come in the next 12 months. This doesn’t mean robots will be marching down Main Street. Rather, artificial intelligence …

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Aug 29

TechLatino Congratulates Alejandra Y. Castillo as the New CEO of YMCA USA

YWCA USA today announced its board of directors has selected Alejandra Y. Castillo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective September 18, 2017. “This is the perfect time for Alejandra Castillo to become YWCA USA’s next CEO. We have selected a bold leader who will further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women,” said Sylvia Hill Fields, YWCA USA national board chair. “Alejandra’s ability to navigate complex …

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Aug 21

TechLatino, Univision and Fusion TV announced The Creative Thread Foundation.

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Through this foundation, they have brought together passionate, marquee talent to help us identify the next generation of content creators and build a pipeline of diverse talent that is representative of the diversity of our country. The announcement furthers the network’s commitment to delivering enriching content that authentically represents today’s America. It is bringing together …

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