Latinos are creating businesses at a faster rate than the average for entrepreneurs. But only about one percent of Latino-owned businesses receive the early funding so important (and common) to many average startups. What gives?
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held an open house to celebrate and show off an upgrade to its San Francisco technology center at Mission Graduates, a result of the organization's ongoing partnership with Facebook.
A new study from the Joan Ganz Cooney center, an independence research lab that focuses on modern challenges to children's education, has revealed that of all low-income families, Latino immigrant families are more likely to be under-connected or not connected to the Internet at all. More broadly, the problem of being under-connected still faces many families on the other side of the digital divide.
The State of the Union presented an opportunity for Microsoft to expand its reach with tech-savvy Latinos, as it launched the Spanish version of Microsoft Pulse in partnership with NBC Universo and Telemundo.
Latinos have been the leading edge in adoption of mobile technology and smartphones in the U.S. since the beginning of the trend. Now Hispanics outside of the U.S. may take the reigns, as a boom in Latin America's mobile market is taking shape.
This year's Pew technology device ownership survey marks a distinctive point in the market, with smartphones overtaking computers in popularity with millennials. It also marks a major shift in Latinos' long-held rank as top trendsetters in the mobile space.
This September, Comcast updated X1 with software designed specifically for bicultural Latinos. Dubbed "X1 en Español," it introduced a Spanish-language version the X1 interface, featuring voice control in Spanish, and the X1's voice recognition can now understand a broad range of Latino accents.
Latinos are still over-indexing as a digital entertainment audience above other ethnic demographics and above the general population as a whole. But the study also shows the gap between leading digital Latinos, and everyone else, is starting to close.
If you haven't heard of the MiTú network yet, you will. Starting as a collection of YouTube lifestyle channels aimed at Latino viewers in 2012, MiTúhas grown its reach across new and old media, as well as its audience and its influence, to become the largest Latino entertainment network worldwide.
On Monday, Apple CEO spoke to Good Morning America about the company's role connecting "99 percent" of students to 21st century technologies in the classroom. "I think technology has to be a key part" of public education, he said. "That's why we're here."