Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Care about the Rules that Govern the Internet

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Broadband in America is getting better and faster.  Overall speeds increased more than 20% over 2012.  A remarkable 19 out of 20 young adults use broadband at home. Yet not everyone is sharing equally in this good news. Almost a quarter of English-speaking Latinos still do not use email or the

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Toyota Celebrates Top Latinos in Social Media

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota will again reinforce its commitment to the Latino community by sponsoring the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) 2013 Annual Conference, kicking off today in...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Case Threatens Viability of an Open Internet

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco On September 9, 2013 the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals will start hearing oral arguments in Verizon V. FCC, a “net neutrality” case where wireless provider Verizon is challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Sigmo Device Lets You ‘Talk’ in 25 Languages

By Vignesh Ramachandran, Mashable If learning a new language through Rosetta Stone proved too difficult, a new gadget offers an easier solution for real-time language translation. Sigmo, which translates speech into 25 different languages, relies on a...

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The Importance of STEM Education for Latina Mothers

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Like any mother raising two young children, much of my attention is focused on their education with an eye toward their futures and the opportunities they will have as adults in the workforce....

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Latinos push immigration reform on social media

By Lois Romano, Politico For forty-eight hours last week, a highly coordinated virtual “iMarch” on Washington promoting immigration reform swamped Twitter, generating thousands of tweets that landed more than a half billion times, according to organizers, making it among the...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Why the National STEM Education Fund Is So Important

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Occupations in STEM fields are the second-fastest growing in the nation, just behind health care, according to a Georgetown University study. And while the nation is expected to have more than 8.6 million STEM-related...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

My First Steps in Technology

By Jesse Luna, News Taco Technology was first baked into my brain after I graduated from Pasadena High School. I managed to graduate from high school in 1986 after only having used a word-processing enabled computer a...

Monday, May 13th, 2013

The Latinos of Silicon Valley

By Giovanni Rodriguez, Forbes What’s most striking about the emerging Silicon Valley Latino community is how it challenges one of the most prevalent cultural stereotypes:  that Latinos have little to do with one of the principle engines of...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

White House Task: FCC Focused on Digital Literacy & Diversity

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the independent agency that regulates the Internet and the nation’s telecommunications and broadcasting industries, is hiring in 2013. Two positions are to be filled – the chairmanship, which...

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Pay Attention to IP Transition

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco True Story: my father, who passed away late last year at the age of 92, said he remembered watching silent movies. He said he and his buddies giggled nervously thinking there were actors...

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Broadband Can Benefit Latinos and Boost Job Creation

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R President Obama has much to be proud of in his four years as President, including managing us through the economic meltdown and strengthening the safety net for Americans still struggling to make ends...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As Latinos Lead Mobile Usage, Is It The End Of Landlines?

By Marco Santana, Des Moines Register As more telephone customers cut the cord and shift service to wireless or Internet-based options, some major telephone companies have asked the federal government to pull the plug on the old-fashioned...

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Minority Communities & Tech Transition: Not Your Mom’s Rotary Phone

By Jacqueline Clary, Broadband &  Social Justice A typewriter is to a laptop as copper telecom lines are to IP enabled telecom systems.  Right now, we are in an age where we are upgrading from one outdated system to...

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