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CNET en Español's first anniversary and the state of diversity in the tech industry

Commentary: Marking its first anniversary, CNET en Español brings light to the most influential and outstanding Latinos in an industry that could do much better when it comes to diversity.

By September 19, 2014

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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014

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Dumpster-living professor out to make a point

Professor Dumpster is a combo of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Oscar the Grouch, and he wants to show us that living minimally can help save our cities. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives in.

By July 1, 2014

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Google to pay for women, minorities in tech to learn more code

At a women in technology panel that closed out Google I/O, the tech titan says that it will pay for "thousands" of women and minorities already in tech to advance their skills.

By June 26, 2014

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Google discloses its diversity record and admits it's not good

Women make up just 17 percent of the Web giant's tech workforce and are outnumbered in leadership positions nearly 4 to 1.

By May 28, 2014

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Y Combinator for the world? How USAID lab plans to fight poverty

The goal of the U.S. Global Development Lab is nothing short of harnessing innovation to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Crave's Eric Mack asks USAID about the ambitious plan it likens to DARPA.

By April 3, 2014

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Apple: The emoji character set needs more diversity

While you can find Santa Claus, a bloody syringe, and seven kinds of birds, you’d be hard-pressed to find many people emojis that aren’t Caucasian.

By March 26, 2014

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Will Nadella appointment weigh on debate over tech visas?

In what some might call an advertisement for the classic story of an immigrant pursuing the American dream, Redmond's new boss, Satya Nadella, was born in Hyderabad, India. Now he's running Microsoft.

By February 6, 2014

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Two-thirds of cell phone owners go online with their smartphone

People are getting on social networks, e-mailing, and surfing the Web from their mobile phones at an increasing rate.

By September 16, 2013

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Surveillance 'partnership' between NSA and telcos points to AT&T, Verizon

Newly disclosed classified document suggests firms allowed spy agency to access e-mail and phone call data by tapping into their "fiber-optic cables, gateway switches, and data networks."

By June 27, 2013