Sunday, August 16, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 8/15/15

Last update: Sunday 8/16/15 @ 9:05 am

This week's cover graphic from tweet that  Google becomes  Alphabet 

... Other top stories = Intel doubles diversity hires ... Apple reports one percent gains in hiring women and minorities ... and Apple's self-driving cars   

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 8/15/15 @ 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 ++++++++++++ 
  1. Everything you need to know about Google's new CEO, Sundar Pichai ... DLL Editor's note -- Other profiles of Pichai -- the new CEO of "Google the subsidiary that starts with the letter G" -- posted by VentureBeat, Bloomberg, NY Times
... Plus aftershock comments and opinions
  1. Here's what we know about Google's alphabet soup. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, BloombergVentureBeatPC MagTechCrunch Business InsiderArs TechnicaWired
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Hillary Clinton’s ‘New College Compact’ Includes $25 Billion to Support Private HBCUs -
  1. New Report on Why Black Men Are Making No Progress in Medical Education
  2. Obama 'empowering' for diversity in tech via
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. Next Step in Biomechanics Comes to ASU Campus : Alabama State University
  1. Professor Dr. Yayin Fang co-receives HUMAA Endowed Founder's Chair in Basic Sciences within its College of Medicine
  1. Diageo USVI Invests $150,000 in UVI Process Technology Program
  1. Obama 'empowering' for diversity in tech via
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B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. There are a number of reasons why finally has begun taking hold in .
  1. Austin CC revitalized math (and other) courses using in an old shopping mall. Students thrived:
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$$$$$$$ ...

  1. The industry may soon see a deal worth more than twice what LinkedIn paid for Lynda:
  1. News Corp. to exit education business with Amplify sale
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Competency based ...
  1. This summer's commencement marks 50,000 graduates in 15 Years for the based university: Back to Top
MOOCs, online, blended ...

  1. . joins , and other providers in teaming up with tech employers:
  1. There are now more than 5 MILLION students learning on .
  1. Group of seven major universities seeks to offer online skills-based microcredentials/assessments
  1. Clinton higher education plan questions 'integrity' of online learning
    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Half Dozen + 1

    Top Story #3 ... Apple's self-driving cars ++++++++++++
    1. Apple's self-driving car plans may have just been outed ... DLL Editor's note -- This story started with a report from the Guardian, but was then picked up by other media including Fast Company, Gizmodo, Mashable, VentureBeat, The Verge, NY Times
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    1. Bernie Sanders is the unlikely master of social media
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...


    1. Robot builds its own robot offspring, improving on each generation in a primitive form of evolution
    1. "Robots at work: The economic effects of workplace automation" - via
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    Big data, data analytics, machine learning, etc, etc, etc
    1. Why data scientists are the new coders
    1. The rise of the robo-meteorologist:
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1. The 15 Scariest Things at Black Hat 2015 (via
      D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2

      Top Story #1 ... Intel doubles diversity +++++++++++
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      Top Story #2 ... Apple's one percent +++++++++++

      1. Apple reported a 1% gain in hiring of women, and a 1% gain in hiring of ethnic minorities: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Re/Code, TechCrunch, Mashable, NY Times, Wired, VentureBeat ... and Apple
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      1. New York's tech scene: More melting pot, less Silicon Valley
      1. Senator even learned to code his own app! Using App Lab, part of our CS Principles course (coming soon).
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
      1. Jesse Jackson escalates Silicon Valley diversity campaign
      1. HP will have the most diverse tech boards in the US, say activists
      1. Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Discover his column 'Ask the White Guy'
      1. Yelp To Show Gains For Women, Hispanics And African-Americans In 2015 Diversity Report via
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      Founders and startups
      1. Meet the 8 Companies With Black Founders Chosen to Exhibit at the First White House Demo Day
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      Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
      1. A serious BIG thanks to our many corporate and community partners who made our a tremendous success! Thank you!
        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen 
        1. To evolve, cities must be viewed as platforms
        1. External hubs may be best way to deliver higher education worldwide
        1. The only thing Android has to fear is Android itself
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. Teaching Machines and Turing Machines: The History of the Future of Labor and Learning: via
        1. 9 tech companies that came back from the dead to become wildly successful

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