Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Making broadband work for all Latinas

*Latinas represent only 7% of the STEM workforce. Cristina Caballero makes a good case about preserving broadband accessibility to increase that number. VL By Cristina Caballero, Fox News Latino Women make up nearly 51 percent of the total U.S. population.  The Latina share of the U.S. female population stands at 16.4 percent and is expected

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Open Letter to Google: You’re Wasting Your Time, and Ours

Dear Google, I took the cover picture at a grocery store out of a delusional sense of pride. How wonderful, I thought, that Mexican food would have such a proud sense of self. I feel the same...

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Internet Tiered Pricing will Hamper Latinos

*I was asked to write an op-ed on Latinos and net neutrality for the Houston Chronicle. This is what I wrote. It was published last Sunday. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I remember a time, not too...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Why there aren’t more Latinos in the tech industry

*From the article: “Latinos made up less than 9% of computer science and engineering college graduates in 2013.” VL By Maria Teresa Kumar, MSNBC Last week, Apple was the latest in a string of Silicon Valley titans to...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Blacks, Latinos Dominate Silicon Valley’s ‘Invisible Workforce’

*Who said there were no Latinos in Silicon Valley? VL By Jeff Elder, Wall Street Journal Blacks and Latinos make up a sizable share of low-wage workers cleaning and guarding Silicon Valley tech companies, where the technical...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Net Neutrality’s Brain Drain and Distraction

*This is a case against net neutrality. It’s an argument that says that regulating the internet like a utility would slow its speed, innovation and growth. It argues that the internet is already open and that the...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Open Letter to Latin@ Leaders Concerning Net Neutrality

Dear Latin@ Leader: From protest songs, to news stories, to campaigns for social change, our community has long understood that the right and power to tell our own stories is critical in our fight for human dignity...

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Maya, Marquez, Mandela: The Disease of Fakebook

*Facebook faking is to social media what marijuana is to drugs – a gateway addiction. *smirk* This is an intriguing read. Google makes everyone an instant expert on everything. VL By Sandip Roy, New America Media I have...

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Protest Grows Against FCC’s Plan for Tiered Internet

*This is one of the top issues for Latinos today. But it gets nowhere near the attention it deserves. Open internet is vital to the Latino community’s future. The plan offered puts big companies in control of...

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Why Net Neutrality Is a Social Justice Issue

*Net neutrality hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. That’s probably because  it’s abstract, hard to explain and competes for attention with bread and butter issues that people can actually touch and understand easily. Jo Ellen Kaiser does...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Latino audiences are driving marketing trends

*So Google is launching a new domain called .soy. It’s targeted to the “tech savvy, Spanish-speaking market.” Sounds flattering at first. But it doesn’t sit well after it settles – reminiscent of Plessy v Ferguson. A separate...

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Movie-dubbing App Allows Families With Language Barriers to See ‘Cesar Chavez’ Together

*Found this story about technology dovetailing with the Cesar Chavez movie – had to share it with you. This new app translates movies as you watch them. VL By Dan Solomon, FastCompany There are 342 million people...

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Unlocking The Power Of Broadband Throughout Our New America

By Kristian Ramos, Fox News Latino …broadband technologies are limited in one big way — they can only connect people who have access to the technology. To truly harness the power of broadband we must expand deployment and...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Largest-Ever Latino Online Voter Registration Campaign Launched at SXSW

PR Newswire PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Recently, Voto Latino and Rock the Vote launched TrendUrVoice, the largest-ever online campaign to register Latino voters, at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive and Music Festival in Austin, Texas....

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