12/30/2013 11:20 am ET

2013 Was The Year Of The Latino Entrepreneur

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We’re getting to the final hours of 2013, and — no surprise to me — I am looking backward, not forward as I hope to do on New Year’s Day. But this year, the backward glance is not filling me with melancholy. Instead, I am feeling amazed. For anyone following Latino tech — I have several beats, but in 2013 the Latino tech beat kept me quite busy – this was a pretty remarkable year. Not to mention the new pope (Latino), several great memoirs by Latino leaders (Sonia Sotomayor, Luis Guttierez, Rick Najera), and the occasional rave/rant about Latino food; that stuff kept me busy, too. But the big action was in tech. Here’s summary of what happened in that part of the world, from my POV, in 2013:

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