Sunday, August 09, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending 8/8/15

Last update: Sunday 8/9/15 @ 11:05 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet about White House Demo Day ... Other top stories =  IBM buys Merge for $1 billion, combining Watson AI  with medical imaging ... Microsoft will replace PowerPoint with Sway  ... and Black Hat 2015 cyber security conference

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs are using information technology to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching, research, and community service ... plus tweets about Ed Tech, Info Tech, and Hackers ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/8/15 @ 3 pm ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found ==> Back issues.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views  

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Cover Story ... White House Demo Day ++++++++++++ 
  1. Obama pushes for more diversity in tech at the first-ever White House Demo Day ... DLL Editor's note -- Demo Day was also covered by Fast Company, Wired, Business Wire, TechCrunch
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  1. DLL Storify of , Part 1 ... with link to video of presentations to POTUS ... ==>  ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL also posted Storyfies for Part 2, Part 3, and a "Family Album" that focuses on hackers and their backers who often featured on this blog
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1

  1. Morehouse College Computer Science Pipeline Continues to Grow -
  1. Mentoring young black men in STEM: The program will be offered to high-achi...
  1. TSU Computer Science Program filling critical need for IT professionals with advanced training.
  1. The CB² trains students to be leaders in bioinformatics & computational biology RESEARCH in
  1. . releases report re: increasing the # of black male applicants to med schools
  1. Jesse Jackson says Obama 'failed' black people — via
  1. Black Students Lagging in College Readiness Despite Taking Prep Courses:
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. WVSU will receive $3.1 mil from a competitive grant program to study water quality in the state over the next 5 yrs.
  1. Dillard receives $10 million N.I.H. grant to aid fight against environmental disparities, negative health outcomes.
  1. SU researchers part of $20 million NSF grant | To continue reading, visit our FB page:
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
    1. "Islands" "silos" "analytics" & more. Can colleges & vendors learn to speak the same language?
    1. Need a primer on reauthorization? We've got you covered:
    1. In the era of the $400 textbook, affordability initiatives take a utilitarian approach
    1. Why Cornell Tech Wants to Import Israeli-Style Entrepreneurship via
    2. Authors discuss reasoning behind high levels of Asian American achievement | InsideHigherEd
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    $$$$$$$ ...
    1. Why is optimistic about future exits: "Let’s embrace the mules and stop chasing the unicorns."
    1. There's been a surge in investment (and consolidation) into the realm of higher ed so far this year
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    Competency based ...
    1. Move over, ! Disruption comes in the form of online, competency-based education []:
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. MITx, & share experiences and trends with the media. Hear what they talked about:
    1. Why Women Dominate in Online Programs via
    1. The question of the day - "Will employers take these [Nanodegree] certifications seriously?"
    1. Coursera launches Global Skills Initiative with top employers to advance job-relevant training. Read :  
      C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 3

      Top Story #1 ... IBM buys Merge +++++++++++

      1. IBM's Watson will soon be able to see: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NY Times, Re/code, ZDNet
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      Top Story #2 +++++++++++

      1. With Sway, Microsoft reimagines presentations for the post-PowerPoint generation: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Mashable, Business Insider, VentureBeat, ZDNet, CNET
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      Top Story #3 ... Black Hat ++++++++++++
      1. Black Hat 2015 highlight roundup: OPM wins Pwnie, Google on Android security, DoJ on CFAA ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, NetworkWorld, PC Magazine, NY Times, Bloomberg,
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      1. China's massive impact in Apple's app ecosystem
      1. Meet the 13-year-old inventor who created a cheap Braille printer:
      1. Google Fiber is headed to San Antonio ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge, Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica
      1. Twitter faces lingering doubts about its future as shares fall to an all-time low ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Bloomberg
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...

      1. This adorable toy dinosaur uses IBM’s Watson as a brain
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      Big data, data analytics, machine learning, etc, etc, etc
      1. Your lawyer may soon ask this AI-powered app for legal help
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

      1. Russia blamed for cyberattack on Pentagon email systems:
      1. The hackers who stole U.S. government employee data reportedly breached American Airlines: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Business Insider
      1. Google pushes fixes for critical code-execution bug in Android by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
        D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1
        1. Bon voyage to , who is heading to St. Louis to expand :
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        Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
        1. aims to spread awareness about gender diversity in tech ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fast Company, NY Times
        1. Yesterday & I announced a $40M investment in tech . Here’s why:
        1. Harvard, Stanford, and MIT top the list of schools for female founders
        1. Black lawmakers call for more diversity in Silicon Valley
        1. 8 Companies Making a Dent in the Digital Divide
        1. Finally, we’re going to get data about diversity in venture capital
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        Founders and startups
        1. 5 Tech Tips for Startup Success - Nichelle McCall, CEO and founder of the educational start-up BOLD Guidance, a so...
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        Coding & Coders

        1. Microsoft open sources Windows Bridge for iOS by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, TechCrunch, The Verge
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        Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
        1. Thanks to & our lovely hosts for their support of
        1. to our Summer Camp class in ! We miss you ladies!
          E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half Dozen 
          1. "Being a hacker means using technology to change the world" - Pavi, . What does to you?
          1. Twitter may be a takeover target, but Google is unlikely to be the buyer.
          1. To evolve, cities must be viewed as platforms
          Long form ... good reads ... :-)
          1. A broader look at the college match challenge, beyond low-income students & elite colleges
          1. The first 10 jobs that will be automated by AI and robots by

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