Sunday, July 31, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 7/30/16

Last update: Sunday 7/31/16 @ 11:00 am
This week's cover = Amazon earnings shatter expectations ... Other top stories = Alphabet ("Google") earnings exceed expectations ... Facebook  earnings exceed expectations ... and Apple earnings exceed expectations 

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 7/30/16.

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Amazon $$$$$$ ++++++++++++ 

  1. Amazon shatters earnings expectations ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, ZDNet, The Verge, VentureBeat, Business Insider, NY Times, Wired

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A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 1

  1. Morgan appoints Yu as new dean of School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences: .
  1. Ed Wellburn attended before making history of his own at :
  1. The office collaborates directly with 32 federal agency partners to provide a direct link to .
  1. Congratulations & MD students on outstanding research at the Summer Cancer Research Training Program
  1. Media Invited to Cover UVI Summer Science Research Symposium
  1. SSU's Marine Mammal program studies bottlenose in the waterways:
  1. Future pediatric nurse Danae' Sykes demonstrates how the robot she built operates at today's HSSU science expo!
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1. Six Steps to Building High-Quality Open Digital Badges by Gina Howard from

  1. Thanks for the great summary of our new research,
  1. Faculty awareness of OER is still low, according to Babson research:

  1. Post-graduate analytics newest metric in overcrowded rankings field:
  1. Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware:
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Everfi Raises $40M from Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt and Others to Expand Corporate Learning Content
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: How to Design Standards-Based Online Courses
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6
  1. MIT researchers have created a 3D-movie screen that doesn't need the glasses —via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine, TechCrunch
  1. It's clear that one city is becoming a booming innovation hub, and it could change the world
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #1 ... Alphabet/Google $$$$$ +++++++++++

  1. Alphabet reports strong $21.5B in revenue and $8.42 EPS for Q2 2016 by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Recode, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Business Insider
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Top Story #2 ... Facebook $$$$$ +++++++++++

  1. Facebook reports $6.44 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, 84% coming from mobile advertising ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Recode, Engadget, Business Insider, TechCrunch
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Top Story #3 ... Apple $$$$$$ ++++++++++++

  1. Apple beats earnings expectations by a mile, and its stock is soaring ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, Business Insider, The Verge, Recode, Fast Company, Ars Technika, ZDNet, Wall Street Journal
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  1. Twitter reports mixed Q2: $602M sales, EPS of $0.13, MAUs a sluggish 313M   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Digital Trends, NYTimes, Business Insider, The Next Web, Wall Street Journal, The Verge
  1. celebrates a milestone: One billion sold worldwide since launch  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Fast Company, ZDNet, TechCrunch
  1. Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NYTimes
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1.  Tim Cook is surprisingly confident about the promise of augmented reality
  1. Pokémon Go craze shows an future. RT More
  1. AR in Mercedes-Benz's Rescue Assist app gives first responders more insight by
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Russia eyed in latest Democrat hack, this time targeting Clinton campaign  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Business Insider, NY Times
  1. SMS two-factor authentication isn't being banned
  1. A Darpa contest pitting bots against bots could change the very nature of cybersecurity:
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D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 2

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students!:
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. . CEO wants Black-owned tech businesses to grow
  1. BIT News 6 Things I’ve learned from interviewing Black Female Founders: Over the past 2 months, I’ve had the ...
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Coding & Coders
  1. "Research shows that 75% of girls choosing an education in computer science have a parent in the computing field."
  1. College Board Hopes to Broaden Access to Coding With New ‘AP Computer Science Principles’ Course:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1. We can only address the "D" word in tech when there's less focus on optics and more focus on outcomes  
  1. When evaluating the efficacy of ed tech important to understand that institutional context matters ...
  1. Acquisitions, Mergers and Reinvention (Not Closures) Will Characterize Higher Ed’s Future
  1. It's time to take a serious look at Tim Cook's leadership of Apple
  1. McPherson & Bowen in Vox on "Four myths about the higher education crisis — and four promising reforms":
  1. Partnering with CE: Roadblocks to Overcome ...
  1. "One of the great myths is that social participation is a necessary condition for learning and/or success."
  1. Michael Jordan Speaks Out On Police Shootings, Donates $2M
  1. RT : I wrote about the DNC hack, Kremlin trolls, and a need for greater chill across the land

  1. Our member Shares: It Takes a Village to Bring Technology to Scale ...

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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. From our latest issue of the : MOOCs, Psychological Constructs, Communication Behaviors >
  1. What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning?
  1. Do not ignore machine learning — Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all betting big on it
F. Chuckles ... and painful absurdities ... Half-Dozen
  1. If answering machines still existed it would be fun to call people when they're not home and tell Alexa to buy stuff from Amazon.
  1. 14 Awesome T-Shirts for IT Geeks, Programmers and Engineers
  1. Trump Calls on Russia to Hack Clinton's Email:

  1. With her degree debunked, Melania Trump's website was taken down
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