THE LEDE: House and Senate Democrats introduced a net neutrality bill Monday that could pressure the Federal Communications Commission into action. The bill — the Open Internet Preservation Act — is a response to a federal court decision earlier this year that struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which prevented Internet providers from blocking or…

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Three former employees are suing Target for discrimination, citing a document the company distributed to managers with reminders that not all Hispanics eat tacos and burritos or wear sombreros. The former warehouse workers’ lawsuit, filed in California’s Yolo County, claims they were victims of discrimination on the job, and that Target’s “Multi-Cultural Tips” for managers…

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Most of us don’t give much thought to the people behind the innovations that improve our lives.  If we consider these innovations at all, it’s usually because we’re thinking about a particular technological capability or device that we use or need.  But there are people behind all of the advances that impact our day-to-day lives…

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Last week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors convenes its “Innovation Summit” here in Philadelphia, including a focus on broadband, the Internet, and all they enable. There’s was no better location for this summit. After all, Philadelphia was home to Benjamin Franklin, America’s first great innovator. Franklin founded our nation’s first public hospital, first public library,…

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As Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) continues to combat injustice in the telecom and media space, we have seen that these industries do not represent the nation’s demographics, nor have there been meaningful discussions about how the Latinos’ lack of representation in these industries is undemocratic and morally wrong. Currently, there are…

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Cisco IT certifications are often found sprinkling the lists of the highest paying certifications in the industry. If you’re looking at getting certified, take a look at this guide to Cisco IT certifications. Are you thinking about expanding your resume with a new certification? Cisco IT certifications are often found sprinkling the lists of the…

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“The demand for our airwaves is going up and the supply of unencumbered spectrum is going down. The pressure is on.” That was part of the message of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at a Silicon Flatirons conference on spectrum in Washington on Tuesday, according to the text of her remarks. Rosenworcel pointed out that the…

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The cultural gap between parents and their offspring is an age-old cliché. “If it’s too loud, you’re too old,” was the common refrain coming from a teenager’s bedroom when told to turn the music down. Similarly, my telenovela is not my mom’s telenovela.  I say my mom’s telenovela because, while Latino men watch novelas en…

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Papa John’s has clearly been a little over-eager with its digital promotion. Now, it’s facing a $250 million class-action lawsuit over all the spammy text messages it’s been sending you and everybody else around the US. It’s alleged that Papa John’s sent 500,000 unwanted messages in early 2010, CNN Money reports. It gets worse: at…

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