Saturday, June 18, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 6/18/16

Last update: Sunday 6/19/16 @ 9:30 am
This week's cover = graphic from tweet that Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion ... Other top stories = Apple announcements at WWDC 2016 ... FCC wins neutrality ... and Ligo Lab detects 2nd gravitational wave

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 6/18/16

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Microsoft buys LinkedIn ++++++++++++ 

  1. Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26b  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by New York Times, Udacity, Business Insider, Bloomberg, PC Magazine, Recode, Computerworld, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, The Verge ... Microsoft and LinkedIn
... DLL Editor's note -- This implications of story were subsequently discussed by Inside Higher Ed, Computerworld, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, EdTech Higher Ed, TechCrunch

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A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 2

  1. The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) at Norfolk State University is...
  1. Students presented their research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on the discovery of new Mycobacteriophages.
  1. Morgan student’s creation helps Iranian workforce calculate holiday bonuses: .
  1. Help us congratulate the School of Dentistry receiving a $407,000 research grant from & the National Dental Association Foundation!
  2. Harris-Stowe State University and Verizon Partnering to Provide STEM Education for St. Louis Middle School Students
  1. HU, host 2016 Virginia Energy Policy Forum presented by Sen. Mark Warner

  1. See my story: "Amadi Publishes Article on Cyber Security" via
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
  1. Data on student engagement with is a key to predicting retention
  1. News: New online platform to help fill empty seats in classrooms
  1. Here's a look at the ins and outs of running the Rutgers University Makerspace:
  1. The education sector is buying more 3D printers:
  1. Call to Shut Down a Controversial Accreditor Could Shake For-Profit Higher Ed via
  1. 38 Community Colleges Launch Entire Degree Programs With Open Educational Resources:
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. An embattled for-profit education company partly owned by Goldman Sachs keeps downsizing
  1. Video Learning Platform ApprenNet Gets a Name Change and a $4M Series A:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. I created this list of all the ways you can get academic credit by taking MOOCs: ...
  1. World First: University of Michigan Holds Graduation Ceremony for Students ...
  1. OLC study: 90% students see online experience as good as face-to-face:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ...  Apple's WWDC 2016 +++++++++++

  1. Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 by   ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Apple's announcements also provided by The Verge, Wired, Engadget, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Business Insider, Mashable, ZDNet, Recode, The Next Web

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Top Story #2 ... FCC wins neutrality+++++++++++
  1. Yes, today's ruling was a big win for net neutrality—but the fight is far from over.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Verge, VentureBeat, Digital Trends, New York Times, Ars Technica, Washington Post, Business Insider ... and Tim Wu's seminal essay in Recode
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Top Story #3 ...  LIGO's gravitational wave ++++++++++
  1. Here's why the second detection of gravitational waves is such a big deal:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wired, Recode, TechCrunch, VentureBeat
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  1. Falcon 9 rocket crash-lands, ending SpaceX’s winning streak ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, PC Magazine
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Expect a lot more M&A, says Marc Andreessen by
  1. BREAKING: Revolution Growth Raises $525M To Keep Backing Startups Far From Silicon Valley
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. An autonomous bus powered by IBM's Watson is hitting US streets
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Magic Leap's hotly anticipated 'mixed reality' device could be here sooner than you think
  1. E3 was secretly terrible for the future of virtual reality
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Amazon's $775 million deal for robotics company Kiva is starting to look really smart
  1. IBM, The Weather Company use machine learning to predict impact of weather  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1. Meet Domgy, an AI pet robot from Beijing startup ROOBO by
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. Big data shows racial bias in police behavior
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Revealed: Yet another group hacking for China’s bottom line ...
  1. FBI has 411 million photos in a facial recognition system and a federal watchdog isn't happy ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Gizmodo, The Verge
  1. How learns about you without identifying you using ‘differential privacy’   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Wall Street Journal
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 6
  1. "We like to consider ourselves the girls scouts of technology" Cracking the CODE
  1. Our tech divas receiving tips from tech diva Lilyn Hester with Google. 2016
  1. Let's celebrate our students success & the support from our volunteers
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Black computer scientists organize to increase number of Blacks in Computer Science ==> via
  1. Raise Tech launched as new diversity in technology network -
  1. How Portland's helping minority startups tout themselves via
  1. MIT Study: Sexism Drives Women From Engineering:
  1. From schools to Silicon Valley, women of color face an uphill battle in becoming part of the tech industry: ...
  1. How Project Include Is Paving the Way For Diversity ...
  1. Everything is better when it's . Thanks to for a POWERful event.

  1. CBC: Progress in First Year of Tech Diversity Initiative, But More Work Remains -
  1. High School Scholars Visit U of A to Gain Geosciences and STEM Skills via
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Coding & Coders
  1. Apple's Swift Playgrounds is an app that teaches kids how to code ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, The Next Web, VentureBeat
  1. As the demand for computer science graduates grow, so do their salaries -
  1. Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 5
  1. America was born by violence, maintained with violence and will expire through violence unless we all choose something different. ALL of us.
  1. Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students:
  1. Deep learning isn't a dangerous magic genie. It's just math.
  1. We could be on the brink of a shockingly big discovery in physics —
  1. Acquisitions, Mergers and Reinvention (Not Closures) Will Characterize Higher Ed’s Future

  1. How do you make chatbots learn like humans do? Teach them common sense:
  1. What Dell’s Disruption of the PC Market Portends for Higher Ed’s OPM Providers:
  1. Age discrimination on LinkedIn may keep you from getting a job
  1. Here's why Israel could be the next Silicon Valley ...

Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Same Time, Many Locations: Online Education Goes Back to Its Origins via
  1. These new networking chips will transform the tech industry:
  1. Here's the backstory on , the company that just got a big investment from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ...
  1. As a takeover target, Twitter offers some unique challenges. Latest from
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. A robot fled its testing site and held up a ton of traffic ... DLL Editor's note -- This Great Escape also covered by The Next Web, Digital Trends
  1. Here’s the leaked opposition research document on Donald Trump that’s circulating the web  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Wired, Gizmodo

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