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Netflix’s Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

Netflix must have been anticipating this year’s World Cup, preparing for it like some soccer athletes by practicing a “dive” or “flop”; feigning some injury in order to get a free kick.  The flop I’m referring to i...
by Alton Drew
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Diversity Divide in Silicon Valley Endemic of Broader Societal Problems

In a nation founded by immigrants, heralded as a bastion of opportunity for people from other countries, it seems odd that achieving diversity in America’s workforce would be such a challenge. But such is the unfortunate ...
by Kristal High
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Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners Participate in White House Science Fair

While most 11 to 13 year old girls may be fixated on the newest One Direction song or spending hours on SnapChat sending messages to their friends, six students from Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas are using technolo...
by Kristal High
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Google’s Lack of Diversity Sheds Light on Silicon Valley’s Policy Predispositions

After years of dodging FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to disclose its EEO (U.S. Equal Employment Office) hiring data, Google dropped a bomb last Wednesday – the company lacks diversity, with its workforce bein...
by Kristal High
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A High-Speed Vision For Our Community

By:  Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable National Coalition on Black Civic Participation         “Solemn or sassy, women have always had something important t...
by Guest Contributor
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How do you push Latinas to be tech entrepreneurs?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired.  Just 1.5% of computing occupations in the country are filled by Latinas, a startling Bureau of Labor Statistics number that illustrates the importance of pushing Latinas into the t...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Mobile Devices Shouldn’t Create the Next Digital Divide

Like most things in life when it comes to accessing the Internet price and relevance matter. Add to that the need to communicate on the go, whether calling a family member who is watching your young child, text messaging a frie...
by Kristal High
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What would Cesar Chavez tweet?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired. If historic United Farm Workers of America organizer César Chávez had access to Twitter and other online organizing platforms, what would he have tweeted? “Sí se puede,” said ...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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