Saturday, August 29, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 8/29/15

Last update: Sunday 8/30/15 @ 10:05 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that 1 out of 7 humans logged onto Facebook ... Other top stories = Pentagon, Apple, & Boeing partner for wearable gear -- Uber hires hackers --and Twitter's diversity goals



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 8/29/15 @ 3 pm.

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

... Old TECH Dozens ...  Calendar ... TECH 2014 ...



Cover Story ... Facebook = 1 out of 7 ++++++++++++ 
  1. One out of every 7 people on earth used Facebook on Monday ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Re/code, Mashable, Wired, The Verge, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Business Insider, TechCrunch, NY Times, Bloomberg ... and Mark Zuckerberg
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A. HBCUs ... Half Dozen
  1. Norfolk State’s Creative Gaming Lab Develops SOL Quiz Game - Norfolk State’s Creative Gaming Lab Develops...
  1. University of Phoenix Partners to Train Black Entrepreneurs:
Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. NCCU Awarded $200,000 From Delta Sigma Theta For Uterine Fibroid Research  
  1. Dr. Smith leads in $18.5M Research partnership to build new thermal cooling technology
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
    1. Knewton opens up $100M+ learning platform that discovers how you learn by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired ... and Knewton
    1. . to go textbook-free, replace them w/open educational resources  
    1. Box announces unlimited storage, new tools for higher education partners by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, EdSurge
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    $$$$$$$ ...
    1. Middlebury to sell stake in online language learning provider
    1. Can Pearson, Flush With $2 Billion in Cash, Buy Trust?
    1. Owl Ventures Is Betting $100 Million Fund on Education Startups
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    Competency based ...
    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Tuition-free online university sees new growth & attention
    1. Harvard, MIT researchers find MOOC learners using multiple accounts to cheat -- This story also covered by Campus Technology, Chronicle
    1. Admissions officers seeing more credentials on applications:
    1. Simmons moves to make MBA online only via 2U partnership, angering alums
      C. Info Tech ... Dozen + 2

      Top Story #1 ... Govt + Apple + Boeing ++++++++++++
      1. The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple and Boeing to create high-tech gear you can wear ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Re/code, The Verge, Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat
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      Top Story #2 ... Huber hires hackers +++++++++++
      1. Uber Hires the Security Researchers Behind the Jeep Hack ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Business Insider, Ars Technica, Gizmodo, TechCrunch
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      1. After being down as much as 5.2% earlier, the S&P 500 closed the week up 0.9%
      1. Apple's next iPhone event is confirmed for September 9 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Business Insider
      1. MIT Built a 3D Printer That Prints Up to 10 Materials at Once
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
      1. Intel's next frontier: Powering robots via &
      1. How robots are using the Internet to prepare food via
      1. Alibaba’s cloud computing group says its new AI platform is China’s first   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
      1. Before a robot takes your job, you’re likely to be working with one side-by-side, a new report says by
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
      1. The FTC can punish companies for crappy cybersecurity, appeals court says ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
      1. Ashley Madison was a bunch of dudes talking to each other, data analysis suggests
      1. Carmakers are forming an alliance to prevent cyber hacking of their vehicles — via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Wall Street Journal
      1. Judge's Order To Shut Down NSA Phone Surveillance Reversed By Federal Appeals Court by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, VentureBeat
        D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3
        Top Story #3 ... Twitter's diversity goals ++++++++++++
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        DLL Editor's note -- Wednesday was Women's Equality Day!!!
        1. Happy ! We're saluting all our fearless fellows paving the way for the next gen. of female techies!
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        Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
        1. How IBM’s school could fix education — and tech’s diversity gap
        1. . Will Sponsor Tech Scholarships For Latinos & African Americans
        1. (Part 2) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley
        1. Intel’s chief diversity officer on why diversity is key
        1. A head of diversity is the new must-have position at tech companies
        1. New York beats Silicon Valley on diversity, but it's not perfect
        1. This camp is also an in-depth study of why girls quit STEM
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        Founders and startups
        1. This guy rode a boot camp to startup success
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        Coding & Coders
        1. Where are the women in tech? They're in coding bootcamps:
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        Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
          E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 1
          1. Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies
          1. If lean times are ahead for Silicon Valley ... that's probably a good thing
          1. Apple Watch is disrupting the 'Interruption Economy'
          Long form ... good reads ... :-)
          1. Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education
          1. Alt credentialing, & testing concerns among 10 trends currently shaping future of ed:
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