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Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding
BlueKite Raises $1.5 Million To Help U.S. Immigrants Pay Bills Abroad

What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

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When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family...
What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

Being a "Momtrepreneur" Is Hard. So Is Everything Else in the World. Let's Move On.

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Regular readers know how much I hate the whole “Woe is me, I’m a woman in Silicon Valley” routine. And that’s sort of why I find myself compelled to do something I hate and write a column about being a woman in Silicon Valley. For many years I put...
Being a "Momtrepreneur" Is Hard. So Is Everything Else in the World. Let's Move On.

Dubai’s Mirage of Innovation

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From a distance, Dubai seems to have all the ingredients needed to become the region’s innovation hub. It has more than enough capital, except during the economic crisis of 2008, when dramatic consequences were avoided due in large part to the country’s most austere neighbor, Abu Dhabi. It has a desire...
Dubai’s Mirage of Innovation

Boom Financial, formerly m-Via, raises $17M for cross-border payments

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M-Via’s Boom service debuted last year with the ambitious goal of restructuring the way people send money to their home countries via mobile phones. M-Via is now getting a big endorsement from mobile operator Digicel Group, which is leading a $17 million round in the newly renamed Boom Financial. The...
Boom Financial, formerly m-Via, raises $17M for cross-border payments

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Details Of Immigration Bill Revealed, More High-Skilled Visas And Employer Fees

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New details of the highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill have leaked ahead of its introduction to Congress on Tuesday (April 16). Most of the technology industry will be pleased that it nearly doubles the number of high-skilled visas (H1-B), from the 65,000 to 110,000, with a maximum of 185,000...
Details Of Immigration Bill Revealed, More High-Skilled Visas And Employer Fees

#iMarch

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Yesterday and today we are conducting a virtual march on Washington to let our elected officials know that the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform. If you are of the opinion that we ought to keep things as they are now, stop right now. This post and this march...
#iMarch
Children of US immigrants are dying younger than their parents, studies show

Immigration Reform

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For those who watched the talk I did with Paul Smalera, some of this will be redundant. Paul asked me why we haven't gotten all of these "no brainer" immigration reform proposals like the startup visa (funded entrepreneurs get to stay in the US and build their companies here), or...
Immigration Reform

Issues of consent arise as couples marry over Skype

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Couples are tying the the knot online — and not just in MMOs like World of Warcraft and Second Life. An increasing number of couples in long distance relationships are getting married through video chat services like Skype and Google+ Hangouts. The practice has typically been used in the...
Issues of consent arise as couples marry over Skype

President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

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Today in his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills. The so-called ‘STEM’ visa issue – STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - is something that was knocked...
President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers

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Many U.S. tech companies are pushing hard this year for an increase in the number of high-skill immigrants allowed into the country, but many veteran IT workers question their motives for wanting to increase the number of visas under the controversial H-1B program.Microsoft, IBM and recently Facebook are among...
H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers

Tech City on visas: Stop complaining, start claiming

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Critics of the U.K.’s recent changes to immigration rules — which introduced new startup visas for entrepreneurs, but eradicated an entire class of visa used by engineers — are not taking full advantage of the system, according to Tech City chief Eric van der Kleij. Speaking to GigaOM, the CEO...
Tech City on visas: Stop complaining, start claiming
Help me, my valley is being overtaken by frat boys

The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too

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This is a guest post by Boris Wertz On Thursday, March 28, Canada announced that a new startup visa program would begin accepting applications. Governments can be notorious for slow change, especially in the eyes of entrepreneurs who move at an incredibly fast-pace. But Canada’s federal government moved impressively...
The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too

RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF

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RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF

RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF

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RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF
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Xoom IPO Taps Online Remittance Market

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Xoom, a fast-growing money-transfer service for immigrants in the U.S. looking to send money home, is one of the next companies seeking to capitalize on the IPO market's fast start to 2013....
Xoom IPO Taps Online Remittance Market

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

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For a nation of immigrants, America is acting pretty hostile to those currently trying to enter her borders. Immigration reform is now at the forefront of the national debate, but the thorny intricacies make it one of the most difficult problems to solve.  Here, we'll look at the impact immigrants...
DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here

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The U.S. House of Representatives just released its own version of a high-skilled immigration reform bill and is actively seeking input through the collective IQ of the Internet. House Oversight Chairman and one of our Most Innovative People in Democracy, Darrell Issa, has placed the Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants And Lifting...
Congress Crowdsourcing New High-Skilled Immigration Bill, Contribute Here

Immigrant entrepreneurship stagnates in U.S., accelerates in Washington state

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Washington state saw a significant jump in the rate at which immigrants start new tech companies. Source: Kauffman Foundation In the Seattle tech community, you can’t wander too far without bumping into an immigrant entrepreneur. Companies started by Indians, Australians and Chinese form the bedrock of the tech community. But...
Immigrant entrepreneurship stagnates in U.S., accelerates in Washington state

Facebook flexes political muscle with provision in immigration bill

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg generated international attention last week for his entry into Washington politics. In launching a new political group, he positioned himself as a leading advocate to help aspiring entrepreneurs and other ambitious immigrants achieve the American dream. Read full article >>...
Facebook flexes political muscle with provision in immigration bill

RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF

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RT @blogTO: Toronto residents don't believe landed immigrants should have the right to vote in municipal elections. http://bit.ly/dbrEcF

Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

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We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. Watch 9...
Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against iT veterans

www.computerworld.com
Many U.S. tech companies are pushing hard this year for an increase in the number of high-skill immigrants allowed into the country, but many veteran IT workers question their motives for wanting to increase the number of visas under the controversial H-1B program....
H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against iT veterans
The seven best things Steve Case said today to the Senate committee on immigration

Laurene Powell Jobs Pushes For Immigration Reform On TV, Twitter and Facebook

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Laurene Powell Jobs appears on NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” tonight. It’s her first interview since her husband Steve Jobs died. She has a very specific agenda in mind. Along with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, she’s pushing for immigration reform, and to promote “The Dream is Now” , a documentary...
Laurene Powell Jobs Pushes For Immigration Reform On TV, Twitter and Facebook
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