OC Tech Alliance & Tech America Host 2nd Annual Holiday—Over $10,000 Raised for STEM Programs at Holiday Gathering

OC Tech Alliance and TechAmerica powered by CompTIA hosted the 2nd Annual Holiday Mixer at the Center Club in Costa Mesa. More than 70 technology executives and educational leaders mingled in a festive atmosphere at the newly remodeled Center Club in Costa Mesa. The event was sponsored by Rutan & Tucker and Astronics. More than…

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Tax Extenders are … Extended for 2014, Only

Yesterday, the Senate passed tax extenders legislation by a vote of 76-16.  This Senate action follows the House, which easily passed the bill last week by a vote of 378 – 46.  This legislation now goes to the President, who is expected to sign.  It is important to note that this is only a short-term retroactive…

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Extended

A sigh of relief is appropriate since Congress has agreed to temporarily push back the expiration date of the popular Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). Under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 the ban would now expire on November 1, 2015. Of course, this legislation must be signed into law, but it appears…

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Computer Science Education Week Encourages Kids to Explore Programming

TechAmerica, powered by CompTIA, is proud to support Code.org’s second annual Computer Science Education Week, December 8 – 14, 2014. The week, originally held in celebration of the birthday of the late Grace Hopper, promotes the importance of computer science as a key subject in K-12 education. Throughout the week, several events will take place…

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From the Archives

  • State Bills Supporting Individual’s Right to Online Privacy

    In recent weeks, several stories were reported on the hacking of celebrity digital accounts and their content, including nude photos, posted to several websites. While the practice of hacking into an individual’s account and posting personal images (including those of an explicit nature) has been happening for years, the public outrage has grown increasingly louder…