Technology

Experts Agree: Majority of the Media is Missing Something on Net Neutrality

October 22, 2014

Tweet     Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a discussion on “Why Media Should Care about Net Neutrality,” co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A panel of experts discussed the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue, and whether the issue is related to […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part II: The Racial STEM Gap

October 22, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her remarks in a two-part series […]

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November 20th: SNL Kagan’s Annual Multichannel Summit

October 15, 2014

Tweet Join SNL Kagan for a full day of networking and interactive panels at this year’s Multichannel Summit in New York! The Multichannel Summit, now in its fifth year, brings together the industry’s top executives to discuss the most compelling topics. Over 20 industry experts and thought leaders will cover topics such as industry M&A, […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part I: The Looming U.S. Skills Shortage

October 15, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her adapted remarks in a two-part […]

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Caller ID-Spoofing Technology Leads to Rise in Telephone Scams

September 25, 2014

Tweet Telemarketers and other unwanted callers have been the bane of many households’ existence for decades. With the proliferation of caller ID in the 1990s, millions could breathe a sigh of relief as they now had the ability to screen and even automatically block calls from “Unknown” or “Private” numbers. Unfortunately, in recent years, technology […]

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate Presents ‘Learner at the Center of a Networked World’ Report at ISTE Conference

September 22, 2014

Tweet During the ISTE Conference this summer, Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate announced the release of the “Learner at the Center of a Networked World” Report, created by the Aspen Institute’s Task Force on Learning and the Internet.  The task force of twenty diverse leaders and respected minds in technology, public policy, education, business, […]

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Wearable Technologies, Privilege, and the Digital Divide

September 18, 2014

Tweet As excitement builds around the release of Apple’s new Apple Watch, it is clear an increasing amount of advanced, wearable technology is available to those who have the disposable income and an understanding of the opportunities that these devices and applications will enable. Emerging wearable technologies, such as Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Research Causes of Lack of Diversity in the Tech Sector

September 16, 2014

Tweet On September 16, MMTC filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging its leaders to assign its Advisory Committee for Diversity in the Digital Age to research the causes of the stark employment gaps within the technology sector. Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) respectfully requests […]

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Pathways to 21st Century Success: Educational Equity and Opportunity

September 10, 2014

Tweet Today, most schools and libraries lack the bandwidth to keep pace with modern technology. If we want students to lead the world in educational achievement, we must not allow a significant number of schools and students to miss out on the benefits education technology has to offer. Otherwise, we sentence them to a lifetime […]

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