Tag Archive: Latinos en Information Sciences and Technology Association

May 11

As seen in the LA Times: Senate Democrats Move to Revive Net Neutrality Rules — the Wrong Way

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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during a news conference on a petition to force a vote on net neutrality on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Also pictured are Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA). (Zach Gibson / Getty Images) Senate Democrats opened up a new front Wednesday in the fight to preserve …

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Apr 17

U.S. Latinos Win if U.S. Wins Race to 5G

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The core mission of TechLatino is to ensure that the U.S. Latino community has a seat at the table for present and future generations to come. Latinos use wireless as our primary means of communication compared to other technologies and ethnic communities. It is for this reason that we have championed reforms aimed at hastening …

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Nov 15

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

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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.

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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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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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Feb 27

Ajit Pai, FCC chairman: “We Don’t Expect to Review AT&T-Time Warner”

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New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday that the commission likely won’t take a look at the proposed $85.4-billion merger between AT&T (NYSE: T) and Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX). Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pai said that the fact AT&T isn’t planning to transfer over any of Time Warner’s FCC licenses means the commission likely …

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Nov 11

A Message to our U.S. Latino Youth and the 2016 Elections from National CEO and National Board of Directors of TechLatino.

TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino Technology Association, was excited to see our Latino youth engaged in this past political process, your voices were heard loud and clear. Now, it’s more important than ever that you continue to work to bring change to your local communities by …

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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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Feb 18

Antiquated 20th Century Rules Will Hinder Latino Growth in 21 Century HiTech Sector.

  Recently, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to use antiquated, 20th Century telephone rules to help protect Internet openness in the 21st Century. The move puts at risk some of the crucial policy initiatives that Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association and organizations have championed for years: increasing broadband adoption and digital …

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