Category Archive: LISTA in the News

Apr 15

THE FCC SHOULD SAY “NO” TO ALLVID Says Neil Fried.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating a regulatory proposal to his fellow commissioners that he hopes will create additional competition for pay-TV set-top boxes. This comes after a handful of technology companies advanced their own regulatory proposal, often referred to as AllVid. We do not know the full details of what is in Chairman Wheeler’s …

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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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Mar 19

Members of Hacking Collective, Anonymous, Have a New Target: They’re Taking Aim at Donald Trump.

Hackers posted what they’re alleging to be Trump’s cell phone number and social security number. CNNMoney cannot independently verify this information. The information, posted on a popular site for Anonymous leaks, also includes phone numbers, home addresses, and other personal information associated with people close to Trump, including his spokesperson, campaign manager and family members. …

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Jan 14

Are Latinos Tech’s Next Tycoons?

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There comes a time when the word “minority” loses its context, where one group surpasses its status in population and influence, crossing over into a new mainstream community of Americans. When I first arrived in Silicon Valley to work for Apple in the 1980s, I felt like a minority. I entered a world with circles …

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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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Dec 16

Title II Sounded Great Then Jane Saw Her Bill.

One of the most immediate and significant consequences of reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service is that it provides a new opening for governments wanting to impose a variety of new taxes and fees on Internet services. In recent weeks NCTA has identified potential concerns about the impact of Universal Service Fund contributions and state …

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Dec 15

The Real Cost of Regulating the Internet.

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The open Internet debate has long focused on protecting content developers from discriminatory treatment by Internet service providers (ISPs). Those who advocate in favor of strong network neutrality rules typically argue that “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” will never see the light of day in a world where ISPs can arbitrarily block or …

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Dec 05

LISTA Georgia Technology Council Announces the 2014 Latina of Excellence Awardees

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LISTA Announces Top 15 Latinas of Excellence Award in Tech and Business in Georgia Recognizing Latinas in Business Who Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty   Atlanta, Ga Dec 5,  2014,  In celebration of the achievements and accomplishments of our nation’s most inspiring Latina Tech and Business women, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association …

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Dec 02

At Fox News Latino, Immigrants Go From Target to Target Audience

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Roger Ailes’ attempt to capitalize on a “tremendous business opportunity”–and win votes for the Republican Party. By Aldo Guerrero, FAIR (December 1, 2014) The anti-immigrant reporting of Fox News Channel (FNC) comes as no surprise, considering that its viewership is similar to the base of the Republican Party-older white conservatives. The growing Latino share of the population, however, spurred the creation …

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Nov 29

Brain Food- Sites You Can Learn From.

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Rather than waste your life on Facebook and Instagram, put your daily interneting to good use. Here’s a list of websites that will actually make you smarter: CodeAcademy — Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource. Coursera — With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

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