Monday, October 05, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 10/03/15

Last update: Monday 10/05/15 @ 3:00 am
This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about Platform's 2015 Summit Conference ... Other top stories = IBM's nanotubes extend Moore's Law ... Google's new hardware ... and NASA finds water on Mars


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/2/15 @ 3 pm.

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

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Cover Story ++++++++++++ 

  1. Give. Get. Connect. Are you ready for ? --> ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL Storifies of this three day event are found ==> Day #1 (Friday), Day #2 (Saturday), Day #3 (Sunday)

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A. HBCUs ... Dozen
  1. is Seeking Applications for Winter/Spring 2016 Interns; Applications Due 10/1  ... JOBS
  1. Ivory Toldson to lead White House HBCU Office ()
  1. Fifth Annual Social Media Technology Conference & Workshop
  1. RT New Delaware State optics lab on laser-cutting edge: New Delaware State ...
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Yahoo Donates Servers To Universities With Diverse Student Populations, Hopes To Grow The Pipe... by ... DLL Editor's note -- Yahoo gave 200 servers to Howard University
  1. . to be lead health partner w/ AHA after ATL awarded $30m Choice Grant
  1. : Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for Partnership with Penn State University
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
    1. Pulse podcast: Interview w/ re: disruptive innovation in higher ed
    1. How plays into college admissions, graduation rates and more []:

    1. America's new acting education secretary embodies the American dream ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ed Surge
    1. US Education Secretary Arne Duncan is suddenly stepping down via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post
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    1. 3 startups compete for a technological revolution in student engagement:
    1. Warburg Pincus Leads $60M Round for Civitas Learning to Harness Big Data in Higher Education (EdSurge News)
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    MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
    1. & distance learning companies: Reach eLearning pros as an sponsor.
    1. We partnered w/ & to provide FREE materials for AP Calculus, Physics, & Macroeconomics.
    1. Announcing our Effective Practice Awards, honoring effective eLearning techniques, strategies & practices.
    1. help those without a degree, more than those who already have one.
    1. The University of Queensland reaches 500,000 edX enrollments:
    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 3
    Top Story #1 ... IBM extends Moore's Law +++++++++++
    1. IBM turns to carbon nanotubes to breathe new life into Moore’s Law ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, NY Times, VentureBeat, Wired, Technology Review
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    Top Story #2 ... Google's new hardware +++++++++++

    1. Everything Google launched today: Nexus 5X & 6P, Chromecast 2, Pixel C, & more ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, TechCrunch, The Verge, CNET
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    Top Story #3 ... Water on Mars ++++++++++++

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    1. . CEO Jeff Immelt thinks apps are the future of industry by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Re/code, Business Insider
    1. Apple blows up the concept of a privacy policy
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Another Day, Another Origami Robot That Walks And Jumps by
    1. Meet Dash, newest staff member at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley -
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    Machine learning, data analytics, data science, big data, etc
    1. Hitachi Says It Can Predict Crimes Before They Happen
    1. What we can learn from the epic failure of Google Flu Trends
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1. Scottrade data breach affects up to 4.6 million customers (CNBC) ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Gizmodo, Wired
    1. Experian lost data on 15 million T-Mobile customers. And it failed on security before: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, VentureBeat
      D. Hackers ... Dozen 
      1. C/I is proud to support the Hour of Code at all of our partner schools -- sign up your school today!
      1. Google's Giving $5 Million To SF Bay Area Non-Profits Focused On Social Impact by
      1. Help train black coders and get local black businesses online:
      1. . discussing some of the initiatives that + are doing in scaling  
      1. Discussing the importance of cultivating diversity in during 's annual awards celebration.
      1. New members and collaborators at . Three PhDs with a liquid based biopsy company. Stay tuned on this one..
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
      1. Microsoft Unveils $75 Million Plan To Provide Computer Science Education Worldwide -
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      Founders and startups

      1. Tristan Walker's Walker & Company Raises $24 Million, Scores Target Distribution Deal
      1. One of the coolest tweets I've seen in my lifetime. Thanks Mr. Johnson for the support! So excited to work together!
      1. Apple Adds A Black Person To Its Board Of Directors by
      1.  Are you a in ? Start and accelerate your startup when you apply for our Fellowship with
        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen 
        1. The future of college: 10 alternative pathways in higher education by
        1. AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace by
        1. "The plural of anecdote is not data"
        1. Culture Clash: Coding, Software And Writing For Humans
        1. Who Will Step Up To Secure The Internet Of Things? by
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. When security experts gather to talk consensus, chaos ensues Trending on The Verge: How Spotify cracked human curation at internet scale
        1. How A Former Android Developer Created "The Martian," A New Sci-Fi Masterpiece
        1. What will the Internet look like in the future? Here's a guess:
        1.  The Kapor Commitment to Leveling the Tech Playing Field via
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