Immigrant innovators are woven into the DNA of Silicon Valley.

Study Shows Immigrants Are At The Heart Of Silicon Valley

A recent study shows how valuable diversity in tech really is.
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John Leguizamo's Media Marketing Startup is Expanding with New Full-Scale Production Studios

NGL Media, a multicultural marketing solutions company that is aimed at Latino audiences, is expanding its operations to include a full-scale production facility.
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Diversity in Tech: Facebook Taps the NFL's Playbook to Increase Diversity in Hiring

Facebook latest diversity innovation, one that's beginning to show results, was borrowed from professional football.
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Apple Rejects Latino Shareholder's Proposal to Increase Diversity Among Senior Management

This weekend Apple released the company's latest diversity report, showing progress in its U.S. workforce -- but only by tiny margins. Meanwhile, the company's board of directors has rejected one Latino shareholder's proposal to accelerate change in the upper ranks of Apple, Inc.
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Diversity in Tech: Why Haven't Amazon & Dropbox Released 2015 Transparency Reports Yet?

It's not everyday that you see news about something that hasn't happened, but in the case of diversity in Silicon Valley, the fact that Amazon and Dropbox have not issued diversity reports for 2015 is beginning to garner attention.
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Top Latino Tech Leaders 2015 Awards Announced by Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC)

In the past couple of years, it's become clear that diversity is a problem for Silicon Valley. But there are still bright spots in tech, and the Hispanic IT Executive Council's (HITEC) has chosen a select few Hispanic leaders in technology that are making a difference towards diversity and inclusion of Latinos in the high tech industry.
Manos Accelerator

Manos Accelerator Announces Five New Latino Startups in Fourth Round

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, and it's bigger than just the staffing demographics at major technology firms. In particular, there is a dearth of Latino-founded tech startups that grow beyond the initial stages, but Manos Accelerator, in partnership with Google, is seeking to change that.
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Apple's Diversity Report Boasts New Hires, Admits Unfinished Business as Latino Share of Workforce Stagnates

Right on the heels of Intel's mixed-result diversity report, last week Apple also released information on its workplace demographics. The second-annual diversity transparency report from the most valuable company in the world yielded a similar mix of promise and progress, albeit slow.
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LATISM '15: Latino Tech group to Focus on Diversity, Jobs, and Policy at 7th Annual Convention

Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media, or LATISM, announced it will be holding its seventh annual national convention in late October. With the national election one year away, the theme of this year's LATISM'15 gathering in Washington D.C. will be "Igniting Latinos to Drive the Innovation Economy."
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Intel, Google Announce New Diversity in Silicon Valley Initiatives

Intel has announced its 2015 plan for a more diverse workforce, and Google has joined in with its own $150 million initiative to get more women, African Americans, and Latinos into technology.
Diversity in Technology, Intel's historic $300 Million pledge for parity by 2020

Diversity in Technology: Intel the First to Act, Pledging $300 Million and Minority Job Parity by 2020

Google may have begun last year's ongoing public conversation about the technology industry's lack of diversity by finally being transparent about its workforce demographics, but Intel (which has regularly released such reports for years already) will become the first tech company to do something about it.
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Latino Startup Alliance and Partners Launch $10,000 Contest for Latina Businesswomen in California

Latina entrepreneurs in California just got the opportunity to win $10,000 in financial support and mentorship for their budding business through a new contest sponsored by Square, Xoom, and the Latino Startup Alliance.
Amazon Diversity Disclosures

Amazon's Diversity Report and Jackson's New Call for Direct Action in Silicon Valley

Amazon's diversity statistics are predictably similar to the rest of Silicon Valley, but Amazon stands out from the rest in what it didn't disclose. Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson has called for more egalitarianism from the tech industry.
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Startup Wednesday: Couple Care Brings an App's Touch to Fertility

This week's featured startup is Couple Care, an app and service designed to help guide couples through the fertility process -- whether they want to have babies or not.
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Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity

This summer there has been a cascade of disclosures from technology companies, starting after Google revealed its workforce diversity statistics. So how do they stack up?
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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Dies as Bolivian Marcelo Claure Named New CEO

Sprint has a new champion leading its Kansas-based wireless service, and he is 6-foot-6 from south of the border. The No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States not only dropped its bid for T-Mobile earlier this week, it replaced its CEO with a Bolivian billionaire.
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