Immigration and tech may not seem to be intricately linked on the surface, but the current immigration reform debate in Congress and some recent data show otherwise. States where immigrants are concentrated have strong, and growing, tech sectors, and thus would likely benefit greatly from immigration reform.
California and Texas… more
By Eduardo Stanley, www.eduardostanley.com
FRESNO, California — On April 2, 2013, the Associated Press (AP), perhaps the biggest news agency in the world, announced it would no longer use the word “illegal” when referring to immigrants without legal residence or working permits.
The announcement was made by Kathleen Carroll, Vice… more
A data set released by the Pew Center in March examines Latino Internet usage. The report, entitled “Closing the Digital Divide: Latinos and Technology Adoption,” shows us a multitude of things.
First, Hispanics are on par with blacks on Internet usage: 78% of both groups are using the Internet as… more
Latinos and Latinas under the age of 35 benefitted the most from California’s online voter registration during the 2012 election cycle, according to a new study from the Center for Latino Policy Research at the University of California at Berkeley.
In a study, titled “Differences among Latina/o, Asian American, and… more
Teenage boys, especially low-income ones, are often typecast as problematic regardless of race. Although the problems facing low-income young men are great, Oscar Menjivar and the people at UrbanTxT are seeking to change this by teaching these young men how to code and work with technology.
Rather than allowing these… more
A new report from The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project breaks down the demographics of social network users. Interestingly, for all social networks but Pinterest (Facebook data on race was not available), Latinos and blacks over-indexed as social network users.
On Twitter the breakdown was:
14% White… more
This post originally appeared in Latinopia.
A question that burns on every politico’s mind these days is how to engage more Latinos in the electoral process. Although we are 17% of the population, we were just 10% of the vote in the last election. What’s more, although 24 million Latinos… more
We created Más Wired to show the incredible contributions Latinos are making in the digital space. As the largest growing demographic in the U.S., Latinos are more than just a market and are making important contributions in technology.
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The number of Latinos listening to online radio has almost doubled in the past year, according to a report. The Media Audit just released a report that found that a total of 32.7% of… more
California and Texas have a lot in common: accounting for 41% of the new tech jobs in the past year, a big share of the country's undocumented immigrant population, and thus both stand to benefit big from immigration reform.
The social network aims to capitalize on unique Latino consumer characteristics, such as language and preference for celebrity-endorsed products, to connect Latino celebrities with their fans.
Our culture is not your fashion statement. Despite the big victory against Disney trademarking Dia, Latinos and other minorities need to continue the fight against corporations which seek to make a quick profit over their symbols.
Drones, as well as other technology equipment will be purchased with the $4.5 billion allocated to border security in the proposed immigration reform bill currently before the U.S. Senate.
Senior citizens have arrived to the digital age. 53% of those 64 and older are online and 90% of people 50 and older own some type of mobile technology.
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