@techlatino congratulates incoming Georgia Tech president Ángel Cabrera.

Georgia Tech’s incoming president will start work there on Sept. 1, officials said Wednesday. Ángel Cabrera’s total first-year compensation will be $975,000, according to an offer letter he signed. “We congratulate President Cabrera on this amazing opportunity,” said José Marquez, CEO, @techlatino: the National Association of Latinos in informacion Science and Technology. “We look forward…

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From Obamacare to Trumpcare. Whats Next?

“Do I have to purchase health insurance,” a question frequently asked with the passage into law of the Affordable Care Act.  A significant motivation for the question has been the IRS tax penalty imposed upon individuals without health insurance.  Even with the IRS mandate eliminated in 2019 my answer to the question is an unequivocal…

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National Spectrum Strategy Supports US Latino Communities

The National Spectrum Strategy for 5G has been everywhere in the news. As Latinos are core wireless-centric communities, TechLatino has taken notice. CNN describes “[l]ightning fast wireless speeds [that] could lead to more innovations across a variety of fields, and boost local economies.” We understand that our communities are part of and support the US…

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Univision and DISH Reach Long-Term Agreement Update.

DISH and Univision Communications Inc. announced a long-term agreement for carriage of Univision networks and stations on DishLATINO and DISH. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with DISH that recognizes the value of our top-rated networks and stations,” said Univision chief executive officer Vince Sadusky. “We look forward to once again providing DISH…

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Nokia phones caught mysteriously sending data to Chinese servers.

Nokia fans waited for years for the first Nokia-Android handsets to arrive, and it finally happened two years ago, when HMD Global unveiled its first Nokia 6 handset, after acquiring the right to use the brand. Since then, HMD unveiled a variety of Nokia handsets, culminating with the Nokia 9 PureView a few weeks ago.…

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A Fresh Look at the 5.9 GHz Band

It’s time for the FCC to take a fresh look at the 5.9 GHz band.  After two decades and millions of dollars in wasted government subsidies, the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) experiment in the 5.9 GHz band has clearly failed.  The growth of Wi-Fi over the last two decades and the potential of this spectrum…

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Enough is Enough: Techlatino and NHLA Letter to Dish TV CEO Charlie Ergen

  Mr. Charlie Ergen Chairman DISH Network 9601 South Meridian Boulevard Englewood, CO 80112 Dear Mr. Ergen, On August 9th, we wrote a letter to DISH Network requesting a meeting to discuss DISH’s commitment and involvement in the U.S. Latino community.  The letter was a follow up to email, letter, and social media exchanges DISH…

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