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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

SXAmericas Aims to Connect Latinos at SXSW

By Icess Fernandez Rojas, NBCLatino There’s something diferente about South by Southwest (SXSW) this year. The annual Austin festival that brings in the who’s who and the up-and-coming in music, film, and interactive is launching a new section of the event that they hope will appeal to the nation’s fastest growing demographic — Latinos. South by Américas will

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Latinos Welcome SXSW Spotlight, But Still Feel Marginalized

By Veronica Zaragovia, KUTNews South by Southwest Interactive is underway in Austin. This year, there’s a focus on the Latinos innovation in tech – a field where many Latinos face significant barriers. When SXSW Interactive kicked off...

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Latinos and the Internet: FCC to Re-write Net Neutrality Rules

By Victor Landa,NewsTaco The issue of net neutrality is considered by many people to be the most important First Amendment issue of our time. At it’s most basic level, net neutrality is about an open internet, with...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Could Latinos End Up Censored Online? It Certainly Looks Like It…

By Hugo Balata and Axel Caballero, Huffington Post Latino Voices As Latino filmmakers and journalists, we understand that the stories we tell matter. They play a critical role in defining our culture and help people make sense...

Monday, January 27th, 2014

What is Net Neutrality? It’s a Big Deal for Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Not a lot of attention has been given to the issue of Net Neutrality in Latino news circles. But it’s an important issue that took a decisive turn last week and it could...

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Latinos Voice Concerns to New FCC Chairman Wheeler at Town Hall

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler made his first town hall appearance since being appointed to the role by President Obama some three months ago. Chairman Wheeler attended the Oakland Voices (hashtag “#OaklandVoices”)...

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The hidden bias of a brief investor comment

By Ana Díaz-Hernández, Anadiazhernandez.com Investors in Silicon Valley have been getting heat lately about not having diversity in the founders of their portfolio– and in my opinion, rightfully so.  We’ve heard it before: Most people who get...

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...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Latinos Talk Tech

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA In 2013, you can’t talk money without talking tech. It isn’t just the industry of the future, it is the industry of now. But despite research that shows that Latinos adopt new...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Hackathon For Immigration Reform Begins In Silicon Valley

By Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras PHOENIX – Twenty tech-savvy DREAMers, along with some of the country’s tech leaders, are coding to come up with tools that can help advocate for immigration reform. The 24-hour hackathon is happening at the LinkedIn headquarters in...

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Google partners with Manos Accelerator to support Latino entrepreneurs

By Preeti Upadhyaya, Silicon Valley Business Journal When most people hear “immigrants in Silicon Valley,” they most likely think of Indian or Chinese engineers or entrepreneurs at big tech companies and startups across the region. Seldom do they think...

Friday, November 8th, 2013

New Program Rewards Hispanic Gamers — And Their Ability To Improve Society

By Brian Llenas, Fox News Latino A Greek mythological adventure to teach math to 4th and 8th graders, a hero who fights his way through SAT vocabulary words, and an app game that teaches kids how to...

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

We’ve seen the Latino leader. The Latino leader is us.

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco “Is it important for the U.S. Latino community to have a national leader advancing the concerns of Latinos?” Three out of four people who were asked that question in a recent Pew Research...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

‘Dreamers’ to code alongside Mark Zuckerberg in Fwd.us hackathon

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration advocacy group Fwd.us is planning to hold a hackathon next month for young undocumented immigrants as it tries to refocus attention on immigration reform. Famous coders including the Facebook...

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