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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Takes Off, Twitter Looks Shaky, and Two Social Networks Reveal Unsurprisingly Low Diversity

This week in social media, Facebook took a victory lap on Wall Street, while Twitter's earnings next week look to be disappointing. Also disappointing, but not surprising, were the diversity figures released this week by Twitter and Pinterest.
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Diversity in Tech: Latino Startup Alliance, Black Girls Code Launching STEM Program for Latinas

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley has been a recent topic of concern, as large tech companies Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and, most recently, Facebook release not-so-stellar diversity statistics. One thing has become clear from the recent influx of diversity reports from these companies (each of which deserves credit for at least starting the conversation): White men rule Silicon Valley.
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Diversity in Tech: Yahoo Releases Workforce Statistics: Latino Representation in Single Digits

Yahoo self-published their workplace diversity figures and revealed Latino representation is in single-digit figures.
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Manos Accelerator, Catalyst for Latino Startups, Announces Second Round Finalists

Google may have released unflattering diversity figures recently (in a move that at least got the conversation started about the lack of minorities in Silicon Valley), but the tech giant is at least trying to bring about change. One initiative, a continuing partnership with Latino startup incubator Manos Accelerator, has just announced its second round of startups for its program.
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Google Comes Clean on Lack of Diversity, NHMC Calls on More to Do the Same

Google released information about the diversity of its workforce, and the news isn't very positive. Most of the giant company's workforce is made up of white men. There is a positive side to the story though, as Google is at least acknowledging the problem with full transparency, which the National Hispanic Media Coalition says is the first step towards an "honest conversation" about the lack of diversity in tech.
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Millennials Learn the Value of Leadership From Maria Teresa Kumar, Rosario Dawson and Wilmer Valderrama

Millennials and tween-agers filled the ranks; filed in close, stood-at-attention, ready to absorb knowledge and wisdom. Maria Teresa Kumar, Rosario Dawson, and Wilmer Valderrama arrived ready to lay down knowledge on the doting audience -offering valuable perspective on Latino emergence, prevalence, and the excellence of the group.
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Mainstreaming the Spanish-Language Internet: An Exclusive Interview with .UNO CEO Shaul Jolles

A new province of the World Wide Web intended for Spanish speakers launched Wednesday, March 19. The ".uno" domain, one of the Internet's new web address suffixes helping to sort out the ever-expanding web, is looking to become the one place for "El Internet en Español." We talked with Shaul Jolles, CEO of Dot Latin LLC, the company behind .uno.

SXSW 2014 News: Latinos in Technology Talk Empowerment, Feel a Little Left Out

Latinos in technology had a presence at South by Southwest Interactive this year, with varying degrees of turnout and success. Sessions at the SXSW Latinos in Technology pre-conference focused on how modern technology affects Latino communities, while at the same time feeling a little left out of the SXSW community.

Latinos in Technology Conference to Precede SXSW

After almost three decades, SXSW (South by Southwest) has taken over Austin, Texas, in a funky, niche-driven celebration of the arts and technology in a creative way, bringing a medley of music, film and comedy to the masses to those who can afford a ticket. But if you are unable to pony up the dough for the entire line-up, there is a new angle that just might change your mind, especially if you are Latino/a and you are into technology and/or have launched a start-up. A new day-long event that precedes SXSW 2014 has been added to the mix and focuses on Latinos and technology.

Puerto Rico Officially Joins LinkedIn To Combat STEM Brain Drain

While Latinos remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and professions in the U.S., Puerto Rico is having a different sort of problem: U.S. recruiters are stealing away with Puerto Rican STEM graduates. But the island's government is trying to end the brain drain, using LinkedIn as a tool.
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Latino Startup Alliance Announces Latino Startup of the Year Competition

The Latino Startup Alliance and Hispanicize have just announced a contest for Latinos in tech, awarding "Latino Startup of the Year" at the Hispanicize 2014 event to whomever wins the grand prize.
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Hackathon for Cuba Brings Latino Entrepreneurs, Programmers Together to Help Cubans Without Internet

Cuba is one of the least connected countries in the western hemisphere when it comes to the internet. That's why technology experts and programmers are meeting in South Florida for the first ever "Hackathon for Cuba."
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Latino Startup Alliance is Going National with Help from Hispanicize

The Latino Startup Alliance (LSA), a non-profit founded to support Latino tech entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground, is joining with Latino PR and news wire Hispanicize to expand its non-profit organization nationally.
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Latino Journalist and Filmmaker Groups: Tell Tom Wheeler To Protect Net Neutrality

More Latino organizations are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality, after a Federal Appeals Court effectively struck down the agency's rules that enforced the policy.
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TurboTax for Immigration Paperwork: Clearpath's Latino CEO Seeks to Make the Process Easier

Latino entrepreneur and former White House fellow Felice Gorordo wants the process for legal immigration to be as easy as doing your taxes, and leads a venture-backed startup website business called Clearpath Inc. to accomplish that goal.
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Twitter Begins to Emphasize its Diversity, Starting with Latinos

Twitter, which went public in an IPO late last year, is looking to differentiate itself and find more users - and more importantly, advertisers - now that it has to generate revenue for shareholders.
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