Category Archive: Social Media

Aug 15

Tech Startup Tips, from a Microsoft Behavioral Scientist Matt Wallaert

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Starting a new technology company? It might be useful to get a behavioral psychologist on board. Or, at least, get a chance to talk with Microsoft’s Matt Wallaert. Wallaert is in town for the next few days, meeting with game changers at Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and more, as well as giving a chat at incubation spaceVenturef0rth Monday evening. Wallaert’s shtick is helping …

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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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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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Mar 06

Hispanics are Ahead of the Curve in Adopting Digital Devices, including Smartphones

According to Nielsen and Hispanicize Hispanics are ahead of the curve in adopting digital devices, including smartphones  Smartphone ownership grew to 68 percent between November and January 2014, up 9 percent from the start of 2013. And among those who bought their mobile phone within the last three months, a whopping 84 percent chose smartphones for …

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Mar 05

Google’s Gopi Kallayil: How to Break Through the Digital Noise

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The company’s chief evangelist for brand marketing explains how to “get your customers to listen.” If you want to know how dramatically brand marketing has changed in the digital world, consider the humble Ziploc bag. It used to be that such mundane products were only the fodder of advertising inserts in the Sunday newspaper. But …

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Feb 25

The Internet of Things Means Business

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Connected devices and networked machines are enabling industry and government to collect information and act on it in ways that will redefine IT and business. One of the remarkable yet sobering realities of business is how quickly the world has become networked—and interconnected. Over the last decade, wireless technologies have extended the reach of computers …

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Feb 04

Today is Facebook’s 10th Anniversary. Get Ready for the Next Ten Years..

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It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. It’s rare to be able to touch so many people’s lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can. People often ask if I always knew …

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Nov 11

TechLatino Guest Blogger Cesar Vargas: Latino Leaders? Clowns Need Not Apply.

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People have been speaking for a while now about the lack of Latino leaders. I’m talking about true leaders; not those who have pledged allegiance to a brand or a political party. Leaders who are not afraid to point out when something is wrong regardless if the majority of people agree or disagree with him/her. …

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Nov 04

BlackBerry Abandons Bid to Sell Itself, Thorsten Heins, CEO out.

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BlackBerry abandoned its bid to sell itself on Monday, and announced it will replace its chief executive. Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, said it won’t buy the struggling smartphone company and take it private but said that Fairfax and other investors will inject $1 billion as part of a revised …

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Aug 20

LATINA Style’s 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the USA. AT&T Tops List.

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LATINA Style Magazine proudly announces the LATINA Style 50 Report for 2013. Now in its 16th year, the annual report sets the standard for identifying corporations that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for …

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