Hispanic Tech

De la Hoya, Microsoft Team Up to Get Teens into the Technology Ring

On the brink of an epic battle with rising star Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oscar de la Hoya, in a partnership with Microsoft Corp., took time out of his frantic training schedule to reward three outstanding teens for their commitment to the sciences.


Eureka! Three Entrepreneurs Forge Ahead With New Technologies

Spotlighting three entrepreneurs that are utilizing innovative ways to go about their business. Getting a better handle on toxic waste is only the beginning.


The Future of Business Belongs to the Innovators

Ever heard the phrase, "one must spend money to make money?" With today's tight credit markets, that's one cliche in danger of fading from memory. To compensate, an increasing number of companies are spending a different kind of currency -- intellectual capital in the form of innovation. Regardless of industry or sector, it is the innovators -- those coming up with new technologies, or new, interesting ways to utilize existing technologies -- who are redefining successful business models.


Prime Internet Picks: Three Sites to Keep Your Eyes On

Here's an understatement for you: the World Wide Web is a huge place, full of information, services, and tools. Many of the best-known, most-used sites have been around almost as long as the Internet itself, or at least since the dot-com era. But what about some of the cool up-and-comers? With the oversaturation of options, you have to be extremely plugged in, or very adept at finding needles within the proverbial haystack. Here are three up-and-comers to check out: gdgt, ZipClip, and Fonolo.


A Hispanic Men's Network: HombreTV's CEO Speaks

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dennis N. Richard, CEO and founder of HombreTV.com, a broadband bilingual platform for Hispanic men. Mr. Richard has been involved in the television industry for more than 20 years; he is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He took the time to answer a myriad of questions on the challenges of broadcasting TV shows on the Internet, as well as advertising, demographics, and the demand for such an online channel.


Leading Scientist Ignites Passion for Education

When Lydia Villa-Komaroff was nine years old, she knew she wanted to be a scientist. What she didn't know was that she was destined to become one of the most influential role models in the U.S. Hispanic community.


Altura Capital: Helping the Big Guys See -- and Make a Profit With -- the Little Guys

Monika Mantilla, founder, president and CEO of New York-based Altura Capital Group said her company's new information platform allows smaller players in the financial world to gain exposure "that would otherwise take millions of dollars and years of time at zero cost." Ms. Mantilla, enthused by the prospect, emphasized her remarks with a dramatic pause, then exclaimed, "Tell me if that's a good value proposition or not!"


On Heels of Earnings Report, Ruiz Out as CEO at AMD

Advanced Micro Devices today announced that Dr. Hector Ruiz will be stepping down as the company's CEO. Dr. Ruiz, who, as CEO, was one of the highest profile Hispanics in the tech industry, joined the company as president and chief operating officer in 200 and ascended to the CEO spot in 2002.


A Conversation With The Man Behind MySpace Latino

MySpace Latino, released in a trial version one year ago, was officially unveiled on April 11, 2008 in a new format. HispanicBusiness.com talked about the new offering with Manny Miravete, vice-president for News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media and the man in charge of building MySpace Latino's audience and corporate relationships. Mr. Miravete, born in Mexico and raised in the United States, came to Fox from previous work on AOL Latino and StarMedia Network. At AOL, he managed corporate partnerships, including media sponsorships, advertising integration, and cross-plat


BeRuby Wants to Put Cash Back in Your Pocket via the Web

BeRuby.com is a personalized portal wants to pay you cash back for using its site as a starting point for your daily Internet use. The Santa Cruz, Calif-based company's press release announcing its goals and recent strategies follows.


HipCricket Launches First-Ever Comprehensive Hispanic Mobile Marketing Network

HipCricket, a pioneering mobile marketing company, recently launched the first-ever comprehensive Hispanic mobile marketing network. The network is composed of a family of Hispanic media properties that can be leveraged by brand marketers to deliver highly targeted and interactive mobile marketing programs directly to the handsets of opted-in, engaged mobile users who are part of the $860 billion Hispanic consumer market.


Microsoft's Small Business Summit Offers Entrepreneurs Valuable Tips for Building a Successful Company

Hispanics in the U.S. are opening businesses at a rate three times faster than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. At next week's Microsoft Small Business Summit, issues including access to capital, marketing, and technology solutions be discussed. The free four-day summit is available online and will feature some of the country's leading small business experts who will offer key tips on how to create and maintain a successful business.


Betting on Love

QuieroLatino.com, a new online dating Web site for U.S. Hispanics, is hoping to lure single Hispanics away from mainstream dating sites by offering what it says is a "culturally friendly" environment for meeting other Hispanic singles. The San Francisco-based company is targeting Hispanics, both bilingual and English-only speakers, between the ages of 21 and 45.


Wisin y Yandel Get Their Own Zune

To help boost their new album launching November 6, Wisin y Yandel collaborated with Microsoft to offer fans a limited-edition Zune music player, pre-loaded with their new album and exclusive tracks, music videos, photos and concert footage -- a week before the album hits store shelves.


Hispanic Companies Have Eyes on iPhone

Apple Inc.'s latest gadget, the iPhone, is seeing a consumer and media frenzy in the days leading up to its release, and, for the most part, is receiving positive responses from Hispanic companies across the nation.


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