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by Jorge Rivas on March 25 2013, 2:22PM
Adria Richards, the developer evangelist who was fired after tweeting an image of two men she heard making sexist jokes, may have a strong case if she decides to take her former employer to court.
by Jorge Rivas on March 8 2013, 9:55AM
South by Southwest, the mega-conference for tech, film and music geeks, starts today. Colorlines.com multimedia editor and pop culture blogger Jorge Rivas shares his top picks.
by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 11:37AM
It’s time Apple starts to think different and consider equity too.
by Jorge Rivas on November 20 2012, 4:36PM
Cherokee has become the first Native American language fully integrated into Gmail.
by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2012, 11:33AM
The representation of people of color in product launch videos is more than just about diversity at Apple. It’s about equity.
by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 11:31AM
Get ready for another wild ride in the telecom industry.
by Jorge Rivas on September 21 2012, 11:53AM
Waiting in line for iPhone 5, some are just doing their jobs.
by Channing Kennedy on August 6 2012, 9:16AM
Colorlines.com readers discuss an exciting program that’s giving young black women the tech skills that nobody else will, and how few truly positive tech-sector role models these kids have.
Topics: Schools & Youth
by Jamilah King on April 19 2012, 10:10AM
Two experts weigh in on why new cybersecurity bill CISPA puts so many people, especially those of color, on edge.
by Jamilah King on March 6 2012, 9:45AM
As telecom companies maneuver to get the spectrum necessary to deliver faster service, activists worry that their privacy is being jeopardized.
by Jamilah King on February 23 2012, 12:13PM
Consider this the latest in what will likely be a series of back-and-forth battles as mobile companies duke it out to build the infrastructure mobile data users need.
by Jamilah King on January 31 2012, 9:20AM
Microsoft’s controversial new mapping technology would direct users away from supposedly violent neighborhoods. But it is based on faulty assumptions about violent crime that are a rooted in a long history of racist ideas about black communities.
by Jorge Rivas on October 20 2011, 2:00PM
There’s often a heavy price to pay for your favorite gadgets. And that’s long before they hit store shelves.
by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2011, 2:30PM
Major publications avoided the biggest story in New York’s battle against Hurricane Irene. Twitter played a critical row in bringing the news to the masses.
by Channing Kennedy on April 28 2011, 5:27PM
Back in January, we reported on the game Smuggle Truck, a game by Boston-based developers Owlchemy Labs. In Smuggle Truck, the player races an old pickup truck through a desert, attempting to cross the border without letting too many immigrants…
by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2010, 4:02PM
While the digital divide is very real and affects low income and folks of color in negative ways, that doesn’t mean these groups aren’t engaging with emerging social media platforms like Twitter. In a presentation earlier this week at SXSW,…
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2010, 2:32PM
In addition to the 48 million viewers watching the President’s State of the Union speech on TV last week, there was also nearly 1.3 million people who tuned into the WhiteHouse.gov’s live video feed of the speech. A good…
by Jorge Rivas on January 8 2010, 3:30PM
Alex Lundry, a conservative political pollster and data visualizer, recently presented at Ignite DC, a conference designed to “spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines.” (Before I get any angry comments, you should know I do not…