Sunday, May 01, 2016

TECH Dozens for Week Ending Saturday 4/30/16

Last update: Sunday 5/1/16 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that Amazon reports high revenue, strong profits for Q1 ... Other top stories = Facebook triples its profits ... Apple's revenue drops ... and  FBI may soon hack computers anywhere

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 4/30/16. 

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

TECH Dozens 2015 ==> Q1 ... Q2 ... Q3 ... Q4 ...  Calendar 

Cover Story ... Amazon's $$$$$$$$$$ ++++++++++++ 

  1. Amazon posts strong profit, thanks to its cloud computing business ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Business Insider, Wired, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Re/code, Fast Company, ZDNetj, The Verge
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen
  1. Middle School boys to head to HU this summer to learn coding, 3D design, entrepreneurship.
  1. Enjoyed participating in ’s Annual Research Symposium & hearing about the work of the Research Rookies!

  1. New technology education program aims to recruit minority middle school boys
  1. Over 450 faculty, students, & researchers presented 2016 | See winners:
  1.  High-impact research experiences prepare students for success after graduation.
  1. 72 wonderful years of reminding us A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste. It never gets old. Here's to another 72!

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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. Claflin receives $100,000 grant: Claflin University has been awarded a...
  1. Research partnerships at support vulnerable pops with innovative projects. Check out
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1. You're on our calendar! 40+ higher-ed edtech conferences you need to know  ... EVENTS
  1. . Adding $100M Program to Tuition-free Push:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. ROI becoming more important in choosing a and major: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Lumina
  1. A look inside Southern New Hampshire U's new innovation lab:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. From Penn State News: Social media interaction tools might make MOOCs stickier
  1. plans next steps for online master's degree in computer science  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by  PC Magazine
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5
  1. EU invests 1 billion Euros to make quantum computing practical
  1. To expand its reach, Facebook aims to drive down the cost of computing networks
  1. SpaceX is heading to Mars in 2018. Here's what that means for their plans for a Martian city   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Mashable, TechCrunch
  1. Apple isn't losing China, but it's having trouble maintaining its dominance
  1. SpaceX wins $83M Air Force satellite launch contract, ending Lockheed/Boeing monopoly
  1. Twitter for iPhone is now classified as a news app   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #1 ... Facebook's record $$$$$$$ +++++++++++

  1. Facebook’s profit triples, outpacing forecasts and its peers  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Business Insider, Re/code, TechCrunch,
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Top Story #2 ... Apple $$$$$$$$ +++++++++++

  1. Apple revenue drops 13 percent, ending 13 years of growth. Greater China was especially weak ... DLL Editor's note -- Apple's revenue report was also covered by TechCrunch, Digital Trends, The Verge, Business Insider, Wired, Gizmodo

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  1. LinkedIn shares soar after big Q1 beat (CNBC)  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, ZDNet, Bloomberg
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Self-driving vehicles ...

Drones ...
  1. University of Florida held the world's first brain-controlled drone race by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ... FBI hacks everywhere ++++++++++++
  1. FBI may soon be allowed to hack computers anywhere in the world via & ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ExtremeTech, Fast Company, Re/code, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget
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  1. Hacker compromises server for bug bounty, finds a hacker already there  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine, CNET
  1. The FBI bought an iPhone hack, but not the right to tell anyone how it works ... DLL Editor's note -- The FBI's refusal to share its hacking techniques with Apple was also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times
  1. Stay out of my email! House passes -backed anti-government snooping bill  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Gizmodo, TechCrunch
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3
  1. Prince was committed to ensuring that black youth had a voice in the tech sector.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. The fire inside Rev. Jesse Jackson
  1. Volunteer with in the Bay Area, Memphis, New York & Raleigh-Durham!
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Founders and techs
  1. Meet the ex-architect building chatbots at Microsoft (including that racist jerk, Tay)

  1. Meet Katie Malone, a sharing with us her career journey:
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Coding & Coders
  1. Teaching computer science without a device? Here's a new page for all your unplugged needs!
  1. Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Larry Ellison, and others urge Congress to fund K-12 computer science education ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Education Dive, EdSurge ... and
  1. 🎉😱😄 We've partnered with for our coolest offering together yet! ==>    htt…
  1. A Data Scientist’s Perspective on Microsoft R:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. Bill Gates says the next big thing in tech can help people learn like he does   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. *EXCLUSIVE* What Sebastian Thrun Has Learned at Udacity:
  1. Reimagining College Rankings: What Information Do Students Truly Need?
  1. Its users' habits are making Facebook immensely profitable. ... DLL Editor's note -- Analysis of why Facebook is so profitable also posted by Wired, Re/code
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. 'It was like I was crossing the border' Trump takes evasive maneuvers to avoid protesters
  1. Watch the hilarious debut music video from Daily Show character Black Trump
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