Saturday, October 24, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 10/24/15

Last update: Sunday 10/25/15 @ 11:04 am
This week's cover = Graphic from tweet about cloud revenue bonanzas for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft ... Other top stories = Twitter "embedded tweets" and new relationships with developers ... NY Times ships Google Cardboard VR headsets to all print subscribers ... and Facebook warns users about state-sponsored attacks 


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 10/24/15 @ 3 pm.

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

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


Cover Story ... Clouds of $$$$$ ++++++++++++ 

  1. The cloud is raining cash on Amazon, Google, and Microsoft
  1. CNET ‏@CNET Amazon's stock surges after posting surprise third-quarter profit ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fast Company, NY Times, The Verge, Business Insider, Re/code, ZDNet
  1. What Google Inc hopes is its big business after search: The cloud. by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, VentureBeat, Bloomberg, CNET, The Verge, Bloomberg
  1. Microsoft Earnings Beats Expectations as Office, Server Gains Offset a Weak PC Market  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technika, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Physics Graduate Students Participate in STEM Family Night |
  1. Starting up and accelerating HBCU entrepreneurs
  1. Morgan State is #5 in the country among top baccalaureate institutions producing black science and engineering doctorate recipients.
  1. Morgan State University Students Win Hackathon At Black Enterprise TechConne... ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL's Storify of this hackathon can be found ==> HERE
  1. Operator of Technology Innovation HUB request for proposals
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. HU awarded $1.2 million grant for speech-language pathologists: HU awarded $1...
  1. Congratulations to Dr. Eizabeth Ofili on being selected to the !
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
    1. Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Google and Udacity
    1. How Higher Ed IT is staying ahead of cloud computing curve, by -
    1. New meta-analysis finds colleges do in fact teach critical thinking skills
    1. The 'most innovative school' in the US is now offering the world's cheapest MBA ... DLL Editor's note -- "cheapest" = free ... :-)
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Online learning for underserved students in focus at International Conference for Online Learning | Inside Higher Ed
    1. How Harvard and Stanford are tweaking the flipped learning model:
    2. Giving feedback to online students is a key strategy to keeping the underserved engaged in courses.
    1. University of Florida cancels huge Pearson contract for
      C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2

      Top Story #1 ... Twitter's tweets +++++++++++


      1. Twitter says it reaches 1 billion people, wants tweets everywhere by ... DLL Editor's note #1-- This story also covered by The Verge, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat,

      DLL Editor's note #2 -- 

      Evidently, Twitter has finally recognized that it should facilitate news curators and aggregators (like the DLL). Curator/aggregators who manage blogs, Websites, Facebook pages, etc will collect tweets of interest to their followers and display them on all media, thereby enabling Twitter to reach hundreds of millions of people every day who don't have Twitter accounts. In other words Twitter will finally develop its own Storify. 

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      1. Google makes an insanely aggressive move to steal Microsoft Office customers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Mashable, Bloomberg, ZDNet
      1. U.S. announces task force to develop drone registry ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, CNET, NY Times, Computerworld, Re/code, Wired, Mashable, ZDNet
      1. LinkedIn is the only major social media site where there are more users 30-49 than 18-29
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      Internet of things (IoT) ...
      1. The Cloud-Connected Car Drives IoT Monetization by

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      Virtual/augmented reality ...

      Top Story #2 ... NY Times VR +++++++++++

      1. The New York Times Is Giving Google Cardboard VR Headsets To Print Subscribers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge, Re/code ... and the NY TImes
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
      1. These kid-friendly robots teach programming
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      Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc
      1. Google is 're-thinking' all of its products to include machine learning
      1. Here's an algorithm that can predict human behavior faster than humans can:
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


      Top Story #3 ... Facebook's privacy alerts ++++++++++++
      1. Facebook will now warn you if you're a target of state-sponsored attacks ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Fast Company, Mashable, Wired, Ars Technica, ZNet ... and Facebook
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      1. Hundreds of apps banned from Apple's App Store for spying on personal info ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch
      D. Hackers ... Dozen + 8 ... :-)
      1. Learn the story behind and how it's changing the face of technology one girl at a time
      1. The scene in has been helping to fuel a technology renaissance
      1. Silicon Beach: Miami's tech start-ups now raising millions -
      1. congrats to for receiving the inaugural Innovative Person award
      1. Signal Boost  ... DLL Editor's note -- This small tweet links to a tribute to women who are outstanding leaders in tech
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
      1. New Technology Can Diversify Applicants & Overcome Bias
          and 
      1. Facebook seeks to diversify by nurturing minority engineers by
      1. Encouraging diversity in tech by supporting today’s untapped talent
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      Founders and startups
      1. Interview with Shauntel Paulson - edtech investor, co-founder & General Partner at Reach Capital via
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      Coding & Coders
      1. The "city that never sleeps"? More like the city that never stops coding. Your guide to :
      1. In Utah we’re launching one of our 1st state-wide partnerships to give more students access to computer science.
      1. . to spend $75M to boost computer science -
      1. Be skeptical about those 99% placement rates at 'coding bootcamps'— some of which boast $100,000 exit salaries
      1. More than 12,000 new organizers have signed up events in the last 24 hours
      1. Google and General Assembly team up to crank out an army of Android developers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
      1. Facebook Launches TechPrep, Hub for Coding Resoures
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      Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
      1.   Retweeted
        VIDEO: Tech Conference ... DLL Editor's note -- This tweet links to videos of the presentations at @SiliconHarlem's Tech Conference 2015 ... The DLL's Storify of this event can be found ==> HERE
        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 3
        1. Comcast's Cell Service Will Fail, But Can't Be Ignored (via )
        1. How Microsoft's Hololens could slowly change the world — and what could go wrong
        1. The Internet of Things Is Our Drunken Tech Binge
        1. Amazon's finds its profit horse in AWS: Why it's so disruptive to IT's old guard by
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        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself
        1. "Raising awareness isn't enough" to fight tech bias, says ... DLL Editor's note -- This links to a long video interview with Laura Weidman Powers, CEO of Code2040
        1. Does scientific research drive innovation? Not very often, argues Matt Ridley y
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