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Alicia Morga

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Should There Be a HuffPost Latino?

(11) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 1:37 AM

There it was. An email from Arianna Huffington herself. I opened it and read rapidly. She was inviting me to contribute to HuffPo Latino, a new section launching on the Huffington Post. You may think this akin to looking a gift horse in the mouth, but my first reaction...

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A Business Trend That Can Hurt You and Your Children

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 3:04 PM

All around the U.S., adults and children are unwittingly agreeing to being used for marketing purposes by companies. It's a growing trend that should be stopped.

I stumbled on the practice when I joined a friend at a trampoline jumping establishment meant for children and adults. We approached the front...

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Put on a Happy Face

(2) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 5:06 PM

New website Cloud Girlfriend is a website where users create fake profiles and interact with each other using them. The premise is that relationships can be faked and there is something enjoyable in faking them. When I learned of the site, I had to wonder, why use this...

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10 Skills New Grads Must Have to Work at Startups

(7) Comments | Posted May 11, 2011 | 3:32 PM

Soon, another wave of eager college graduates will hit the shores of companies everywhere. The best and the brightest will find jobs at startups. Well, actually, I don't know if they are the best and the brightest, but when it comes to working at startups, you pretty much have to...

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Do You Call Them Latinos or Hispanics?

(102) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 10:20 PM

The U.S. 2010 Census reported that there are now 50.3 million U.S. Hispanics. Sadly, this ever growing populace is destined to flail about, because according to a Pew Hispanic report, Latinos feel leaderless.

The Pew center asked U.S. Hispanics who they considered the "most important Latino leader in...

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Emotional Intelligence -- The Forgotten Key to Educational Success

(23) Comments | Posted March 13, 2011 | 12:43 PM

The movie, Waiting for "Superman", laid blame for our broken K-12 public school system with teacher unions. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan suggested teachers should come from the top third of their graduating classes. President Obama in a recent speech at TechBoston called for more reform and more money. Theories...

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Where Are the Women in Technology?

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 4:48 PM

As a follow up to my essay on where are the women entrepreneurs, I felt it fitting that I address women in technology. In Silicon Valley at least, the two seem to go hand in hand.

A spate of recent research is shedding more light on the fact that a...

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How the Unskilled Will Inherit the Economy

(7) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 10:46 AM

In the labor market most make the distinction between skilled and unskilled workers. But these terms take on different meanings in the technology job market. What is skilled? In Silicon Valley, skilled normally refers to computer engineers or web developers -- those who architect, design or code. Unskilled workers are...

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Where Are the Women Entrepreneurs?

(8) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 4:04 PM

Silicon Valley has been batting around the question, where are the women entrepreneurs? There are women entrepreneurs. In fact, women-owned businesses contribute close to $3 trillion to the U.S. GDP, according to the Small Business Association. But these ladies aren't on the radar of Silicon Valley because they don't have...

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