Monday, April 29th, 2013

Tecnifícate Conference Gets Techie in Riverside

By Jesse Luna, News Taco I had the pleasure of attending the Tecnifícate conference Saturday, April 28 at Riverside City College. The conference series is very unique in that it reaches out to the Spanish-speaking techie entrepreneurs. Ariel Coro, the founder of the conference and founder of the Spanish language technology site Tu Tecnología, was

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  Right now, we are in an age where we are upgrading from one outdated system to...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

2013 Social Revolución Winners Announced!

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco NewsTaco is a proud ally of The Social Revolución and we’re just as proud of this year’s Social Revolución Winners. A special shout out to two of this year’s winners: our friends and collaborators Viviana...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Scrutiny and the Rise of New Online Networks

By Jesse Luna, NewsTaco One of the primary questions at the start of a relationship is “Can I trust you?” The same is true on online relationships and in the process of vetting new connections and networks....

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption

PRESS RELEASE Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar, and sometimes higher, rates than do other groups of Americans, according to a new analysis of three Pew Research...

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

SXSWEdu: Ideas, Change and Latino – Focused Thinking Spaces

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R “Can I tell you about my idea? I think this stuff is going to be revolutionary!” Asks an entrepreneur in her mid-20s roaming the halls of SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, with an idea for a...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

National High Tech Day Inspires Young Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s not lost on Latino educators, community and industry leaders that a major part of preparing young Latinos for careers in the 21st century involves science, technology, engineering, and math – the four...

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Latinos More Likely to Have Multiple Cable / Satellite Services

By Insight Tr3s We know that Hispanics are big TV viewers – but what do their TV set-ups look like at home? Tr3s’s new study, “Hispanic Adults 18-34 Living ‘The Next Normal’” has some revealing insights about...

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Rethinking Broadband: The role of Wireless Among Latinos

By Jason Llorenz, LIN@R Universal broadband adoption and meaningful digital literacy remain among the equity issues of our time, standing alongside our goals for education, and healthcare.  But quickly evolving technology and our own patterns of use...

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