Category Archive: LISTA in the News

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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Jun 23

FCC May Budge on Cable Box After Hearing From Google and AT&T

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The Federal Communications Commission is considering changes to Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to break cable companies’ hold on the set-top box market, following a joint counteroffer from cable providers and AT&T Inc., and a nod from their rival Google. “Chairman Wheeler has repeatedly said he is interested in a constructive dialogue,” Kim Hart, an FCC …

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Jun 22

Internet Trends Report Shows Streaming Dominates Internet Traffic by John Solit

Sandvine, a provider of broadband network solutions, just released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report. Unsurprisingly, Internet usage and access is on the rise. Overall, streaming audio and video account for a whopping 71 percent of all downstream evening traffic in North America. Sandvine suggests this will reach 80 percent by 2020. What accounts for …

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May 26

Guest Blogger: Amy Hinojosa, CEO MANA. The Wrong Way to Protect Americans’ Privacy Online

For many years, the Federal Trade Commission has protected Americans on the internet with clear standards and strong enforcement against any unfair or deceptive practices online. The FTC is the lead federal consumer protection agency and has been a strong cop on the beat for our privacy. But in a classic case of the “law …

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Apr 25

AT&T Introduces Access, a $5 Internet Service for Low-Income Users

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AT&T is the latest ISP to introduce packages tailored for qualified low-income homes.  It’s a move that satisfies a condition of AT&T’s merger with DirecTV, which closed last July.Among those targeted conditions, the FCC called on AT&T to provide discounted standalone broadband offerings to low-income consumers in its wireline service area.  The new program, called Access from …

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Apr 25

How Game of Thrones and the FCC’s Set-top Box Proposal are Intertwined.

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Last night, HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones returned for its sixth season. We won’t provide any spoilers for those who haven’t yet watched the show but we will highlight an aspect of the show that is important for tech policy and the FCC’s set-top box mandate. That aspect is how the show can be …

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Apr 22

Obama and the Google Adminsitration.

. For years, government integrity groups, journalists and major media and communications companies have raised questions about Google’s cozy ties to the administration of President Obama, whose campaigns have taken in massive amounts of money in political contributions from the Silicon Valley giant. But often, these questions were dismissed as scandalmongering or sniping from industry …

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Apr 20

Breaking News: COMCAST LAUNCHES XFINITY TV PARTNER PROGRAM; SAMSUNG FIRST TV PARTNER TO JOIN

New Xfinity TV Partner App will leverage open standard technologies to provide access to Xfinity TV content and guide on smart TVs and other IP-enabled devices. Comcast today announced the launch of the Xfinity TV Partner Program to expand the range of retail devices its customers can use to access their Xfinity TV service. Leveraging …

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Apr 20

Google’s Pending (Mobile) Algorithm Change and its Effect on your Website

Google is continuing to place an emphasis on websites that are designed to be mobile friendly. For those of you who’ve made the investment in upgrading your website to a mobile responsive design, you can rest assured that your investment will continue to pay dividends. If you have not yet updated your website’s design to …

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Apr 20

Blumenthal wants to Stop Hackers from Working on our Cars?

The road to our connected future may be paved with good intentions, but it may not be secure enough to drive on. As reporter Andy Greenberg recently detailed in Wired, hackers were able to remotely disable a Jeep while he was driving it. In a country where car ownership and the freedom of the open road are …

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