Friday, July 31st, 2015

CareCloud & CodeLLa Partner to Inspire Young Hispanic Girls to Learn Code and Entrepreneurship

*Congratulations to Taquista Josie Goytisolo! I remember conversations when CodeLLa was an idea and a dream, and now it’s doing the good work, fighting the good fight. ¡Enhorabuena! V MIAMI, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CareCloud, a leading provider of modern, cloud-based software for medical groups, has announced a partnership with CodeLLa, a non-profit that provides

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Obama pushing broadband for low-income households

*It’s a HUD pilot program that harnesses the energy of the biggest names in the tech corporate world, matches it with selected city governments and provides vital access to children and their parents. VL By David McCabe,...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Why Hispanics hold the key to the Comcast merger

*This headline is misleading in many ways. First, Latinos don’t hold the key to anything in the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Unless you qualify a point of argument as a key. Lets be honest, this is not...

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Mr. Quintanilla Wants to Clarify that the Selena “Hologram” Won’t Be a Hologram

*So the Selena “hologram” isn’t really a hologram. It’s something else, kinda like a hologram, but not really. Because a hologram is a recording, and this thing is a “next-level,” clone, Arcovert. Got it? It gives a...

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Mexico’s Tarahumara Tribe is Getting the Video Game Treatment

*The developers, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, say they built the game to bring the lore of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people  into the digital world. Here’s what they said:  “We believe games are a potential tool to change society...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

El teléfono

By Antonia Cereijido, Latino USA Seventy-two percent of Latinos over eighteen own smartphones – almost ten percent more than the national average. We try to answer why Latinos use phones at higher rates and what mobile technology...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Here are the first lawsuits to challenge the FCC’s net neutrality rules

*The FCC’s open internet order hasn’t even been published in the Federal Register, and already challenges to the net neutrality action have been filed. It’s a technicality, but opposing companies and agencies can do that. The basic...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Austin Landlords Demolish Piñata Store for SXSW, Call Mexican Tenants ‘Roaches’

*So much about Austin, gentrification and the unprecedented growth of SXSW in this piece. Everything about Austin and Southby had a patina of cool, but locals, especially Latino Austinites, knew that beneath the thin veneer there was...

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Will the FCC’s Net-Neutrality Rules Hurt Minorities?

*The battle over net neutrality isn’t over. The Recent FCC ruling will come under Congressional review and I expect legal oppostion from internet carriers. But this battle has revealed a schism among Latino community organizations, along with...

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For ‘Open Internet’

*It’s done! *high 5* VL By Bill Chappell, NPR The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will...

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Fun or Offensive? La Chancla, Latino-Themed Gaming App, Stirs Controversy

*It’s fun, until you get repeated requests to play it on Facebook. Then it’s offensive. VL By Austin Cox and Mekahlo Medina, NBC Los Angeles The first Latino-themed gaming app created by Latinos has reached nearly 1,000...

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Latino Families Embrace Digital Tools, But Have Less Online Access

*A new twist on the digital divide. Latinos use of sophisticated technology rivals middle class whites, but Latinos have less opportunity to access that technology – tablets, e-readers, computers and high speed internet. These are the tools needed...

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Cal State L.A. student and twin sister win top prize at AT&T Hackathon

*No que No??!!! The twin sisters created a camera with face tracking technology to be worn by cops in the field. They got to work on it after the events in Ferguson. They want to “bring transparency...

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