Sunday, June 12, 2016

TECH Dozens for week ending 6/11/16

Last update: Sunday 6/12/16 @ 9:30 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Clinton declares victory over Sanders ... Other top stories = Lenovo's augmented reality Tango phone ... Apple changes App Store ... and Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5 billion for new ventures


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 6/11/16. 


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

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


Cover Story ... Clinton's victory ++++++++++++ 

  1. Breaking: Hillary Clinton just declared victory over Bernie Sanders  .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Re/code, Business Insider, NYTimes.com
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A. HBCUs ... Half Dozen - 1

  1. NASA Awards Grants to Two Universities for STEM Education Programs
  1. The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) at Norfolk State University is...
  1. . Students to Conduct Research for NASA Satellite Program ... https://t.co/GC0tTG4dR8
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1. Addition of certificates to 's completion goal gives boost to several states
  1. A great visualization of who college students are
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: designing learning spaces to support collaboration and innovation.
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  1. Behind the Curtain: Lessons from a Modern Digital Marketer
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. “With MOOCs you can deepen the course with each iteration & reach highly motivated students” -
  1. May achievements: 1.3 mil learners in India, an amazing 70% increase from 2015 via
  1. Nominations now open for OLC ! Winners to be announced at in November. Start nominating now!
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 3

Top Story #1 ... Lenovo (Google) Tango +++++++++++

  1. Lenovo launches Phab2 Pro smartphone with Google's Tango technology by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, The Next Web, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Re/code, Engadget, Fast Company, Digital Trends, Ars Technica, Business Insider
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Top Story #2 ... Apple changes app store +++++++++++

  1. Apple to introduce search ads on App Store along with other changes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Next Web, Digital Trends, CNET, Macworld, The Verge, Mashable, Engadget ... and Apple
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  1. The creator of the World Wide Web wants to reinvent it   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
  1. He helped pioneer venture capital at a time when Silicon Valley was mostly fruit orchards
  1. It's a sad day for Gawker and an even sadder day for journalism ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, Recode, Wall Street Journal
  1. Living bacteria can now store data
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Top Story #3 ... Andreessen Horowitz $1.5 billion ++++++++++++
  1. Andreessen Horowitz officially closes its newest fund with $1.5 billion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Business Insider, Recode



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  1. Amazon plans to invest an additional $3 billion in India via
  1. Here's why analysts think Google Maps could be the company's next $1 billion business
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FinTech ...
  1. The fintech world beyond Silicon Valley and Europe: Emerging market contenders ... https://t.co/iYQQ7AVfxS
  1. A well-known investment company has entered the robo-advising game
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Tech firms say FBI wants browsing history without warrant    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. You should probably enable two-factor authentication on Twitter right about now: ... DLL Editor's note -- Twitter's hacked passwords also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Next Web, TechCrunch, PC Magazine ... but Ars Technica was skeptical
D. Hackers ... 2 Dozen + 1

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. YAY! is featured in the New York Times! ... https://t.co/qKTJbZx0FV ... DLL Editor's note -- The Times article also discusses NewME and Tech While Black
  1. Excited to announce C/I's partnership with to expand CS teacher training in NY+NJ!
  1. Today announced the 11 companies and 15 VCs that will make up its first diversity & inclusion cohorts ... https://t.co/ZRPJ1DbgDt

  1. What’s the Next Chapter in Atlanta’s Tech Story? Insights from ATL leaders:
  1.  In reply to 
    Same! We look forward to sending you even more tech divas in the future!
  2. We SO appreciate your and BGCs support in this community! Can't do any of this alone.
  1. Congratulations to the at esp our BGC favs (and my mentees) and !!!!


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Founders and techs
  1. Started from the bottom: Black millennial creates tech tools for inmates
  1. . founder Kimberly Bryant named one of the ‘Talented Tenth’ most influential blacks in technology ... https://t.co/quZE4YWZjM
  1. Episode 55 is out! Featuring Father & FrontEnd Engineer , Ben Ilegbodu []
  1. The Player Pursuing at Ph.D. in Mathematics ... https://t.co/Z6POsEV6G4
  1. Press Release: The 'Talented Tenth' Most Influential Blacks In Technology -
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Code & Coders
  1. Low code development is coming: Welcome to the future via &
  1. Seeking a change? jobs are as hot as ever and there is no end in sight. ... https://t.co/19fgHrTpY0
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 8
  1. Against ‘Personalized Learning’ -
  1. We’ve Hit Peak Human and an Algorithm Wants Your Job. Now What? via

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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Blockchain A-Z: Everything You Need to Know About the Game-Changing Tech Beneath Bitcoin:

  1. “Before You Learn to Code, Ask Yourself Why” by ... https://t.co/85joK8qomD
  1. Seriously? You’re starting a tech company in DC? | Scott Case | Pulse | LinkedIn
  1. How 's "Silicon Valley" nails Silicon Valley. via ... https://t.co/rNRTvVrUjP
  1. This startup trains Africa's elite coding apprentices for giants like IBM & Microsoft ... https://t.co/hTuk4mHO9c
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.. plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. Hillary Clinton tells Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account, universe reacts with glee   ... DLL Editor's note -- Hillary's tweet (and Trump's response) also covered by Business Insider, The Next Web, VentureBeat
  1. This video is every TED talk ever More
  1. DLL Editor's warning -- This link loads politically incorrect satire ... "We've reached a milestone" ==>

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