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Apr 23

A Solution to the H-1B Visa Mess that Tech Companies Hate.

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President Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and to reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No doubt, lobbyists and congressional staffers are working overtime to develop an even more complex visa system that will be riddled with new loopholes. It will benefit large corporations …

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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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Feb 03

Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

To listen to the report, click here Intel has a new report out today. It’s not about semiconductors. It’s about diversity: how Intel is doing when it comes to women and under-represented minorities on its staff. The results are mixed – some strong and some, frankly, failures. Still the sheer amount of information is exceptional, …

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Apr 20

Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access by Jose A. Marquez-Leon

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Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access Last year, I wrote about the struggles of the 4.2 million Latinos living in rural areas to connect to high-speed Internet networks. It’s no secret that the FCC found the majority of 10 million households that don’t have access are in rural areas, and the U.S. Department …

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Apr 17

After Hispanicise 2012… Latinos Will Definately Need More Spectrum…by Jose Marquez.

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Last week, I had the pleasure to be at the Hispanicize 2012 Conference in Miami, Florida. It was one of the most engaging conferences that I attended in over 4 yrs. Bloggers and twitter experts from across the nation came together to discuss best practices and develop strategies for more wireless apps for Latinos, i.e. …

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Mar 01

LISTA Guest Blogger Jason Llorenz Asks Privacy?? Google?? An Update.

Google’s announcement on new privacy policy today and how it concern us.. Today is the first day of Google’s new privacy policy — designed to mine our activity across all of Google’s products — gmail, google+, Youtube, google search, etc. —  to enable Google to create more targeted advertising content, search results and other products, …

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Nov 16

Hispanics Named to FCC Diversity Advisory Panel as it appears in Hispanic Business Magazine

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Diversity Advisory Panel –> Several Hispanics have been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s rechartered Federal Advisory Diversityfor Communications in the Digital Age.The first meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 6, according to the FCC. The Diversity Committee’s mission is to advice the FCC regarding policies and practices that will enhance diversity in the telecommunications and related …

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Jun 17

Hispanics Rank High on Digital Divide

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When Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, stood before the Cupertino City Council earlier this month to pitch his plans for building an enormous spaceship-shaped corporate headquarters, Councilwoman Kris Wang smiled wide and asked, “Do we get free Wi-Fi or something like that?” Mr. Jobs brushed off the remark with a joke, but when asked again, …

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May 26

Over 125 Medical and Tech Professionals attend Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association’s 4th Annual TechLatino 2030 Legislative Forum – Wrap Up

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Congressman John Lewis, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Manny Ruiz and Thomas Oliver are among the Honored at LISTA’s Government Beacon Awards Reception. CONTACT: John Simmons  simmonsj@a-lista.org 800-775-0889 Washington, DC, May 12, 2011 – Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and the National Latino Alliance on Health Information Technology welcomed nearly 125 distinguished guests to its …

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Apr 14

LISTA’s JOSE A. MARQUEZ-LEON, “TOP 200″ MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS IN TECHNOLOGY”

The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Jose A. Marquez-Leon of Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association as one of the “Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.” This select list, which previously recognized some of the top 1 00 Hispanics in technology, was expanded to reflect the increasing …

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