Sunday, August 14, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 8/13/16

Last update: Sunday 8/14/16 @ 10:30 am
This week's cover = Facebook blocks ad blockers ... Other top stories = Facebook vs. Ad Blocker Plus & hacker allies ... Defensive acquisitions ... and Twitter not liable for ISIS

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 8/13/16.

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 ... Facebook blocks ad blockers ++++++++++++ 

  1. Facebook is going to start blocking ad-blockers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, ZDNet, The Verge, NY Times, TechCrunch, Wired, CNET
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen

  1. Norfolk State Awarded a $5M Grant to Research Renewable Energy
  1. Chancellor you have the love of all HBCUs and during your soaring flight away from cancer. 'sGoEagleSpirit ... DLL Editor's note -- I met Dr. Saunders-White back in the 90's when she was the CIO for Hampton University. She was the best academic CIO I have ever known. I am sure that everyone in the HBCU community and beyond who knew her wishes her a speedy and total recovery.More
  1. We love our Chancellor !   .... DLL Editor's note -- Get well wishes also expressed by HBCU Digest, HBCU Buzz
  1. . intern Ashley Reid, C’2017, featured in piece on diversity in tech spaces.
  1. Institute's Summer Research Program Poster Day

  2. Dr. Linda Hayden has named as a member of a national scientific research team. Congratulations.
  1. Morgan State students shine in the ASCEND Summer Research Institute: .
  1. WVSU has been named the 1,000th institution to participate in nationwide initiative SARA.
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Howard University's research/study abroad project in Egypt ...
  1. Take a moment to read 's blog posts: Real time reflections on our journey to date!
  1. Discussing the question of chronology, historiography and memory at the Nubian Museum.
  1. Farouk Karmy discusses his life as an expert guide in the Nile Valley with
  1. . begins a discussion of her current research on literature in Kemet
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1. Studies show continued gaps in attainment and public ambivalence
  1. Edtech Conferences You Need To Know For 2016-2017  ... EVENT
  1. Our Aug/Sept issue is out! Great stories on virtual classrooms, research & education networks and more. (PDF)
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Apple Acquires Coursera Professor's Startup for $200M  
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Coursera moves away from self paced courses. Switches completely to session based courses
  1. SWAYAM: Inside India's Massive Bet on MOOCs -- Class Central
  1. Curating Tech Developments in Online Learning
  1. An article on how The Great Courses has adapted to the new online learning era.
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Facebook vs Ad Blocker & allies +++++++++++
  1. Facebook and Adblock Plus are stuck in a hacking war ... DLL Editor's note -- This series of hacks and counter-hacks is likely to be a continuing story as per comments by The Register, TechCrunch, VentureBeat
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  1. The airline industry has a massive problem and there's no real fix  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget

  1. Amazon Has Big Plans for Alexa: Running the ‘Star Trek’ Home
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #2 ... Defensive acquisitions +++++++++++

  1. Google keeps buying cloud companies to take on Amazon’s AWS.
  1. Update: Intel's purchase price for Nervana Systems is more like $408 million, according to a source. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Engadget
  1. Jet's $3 billion acquisition is a 'watershed moment' for New York's tech scene ... DLL Editor's note -- Walmart's purchase also covered by Bloomberg, Wired, VentureBeat
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Internet-of-Things (IoT) 

  1. Arduino partners with MyDevices to form open IoT development platform
  1. Here's why edge computing is set to take off

  1. Growing Trend: Internet of Things expands into college and university curricula
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Paralyzed patients learn to walk again using virtual reality  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Adidas will bring its robot-staffed factory to Atlanta in 2017
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ...  ++++++++++++

  1. Twitter is not legally responsible for the rise of ISIS, rules California district court. via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, CNET, PCWorld, Bloomberg
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  1. The Russian cyberattack on the Democratic Party is getting ugly
  1. I hung around with hackers for a week, and now I'm completely paranoid
  1. Vulnerability exposes 900 million Android devices—and fixing them won't be easy:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
  1. Russian hackers appear to have infiltrated 330,000 computer cash registers sold by Oracle

  1. Microsoft's Golden Key leak illustrates why governments should stop asking for backdoors
  1. Big banks are teaming up to fight cyber crime
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 7
  1. Meet the Boston BGC girls after our presentations!
  1. Lego design challenge... 7 min to create a useful robot
  1. Congratulations to our 1st Global Entrepreneur Fellow !!
  1. Really excited to be a Global Entrepreneur Fellow w/ . My goal is to increase entrepreneurship with as far as I can.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students!:
  1. VIDEO: Silicon Harlem founder Clayton Banks talks about gentrification in Harlem, and STEM education
  1. Best Accelerators For Minority Startups and Small Businesses To Get Funding ...
  1. Diversity at Intel is still a work in progress ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
  1. “What Happens When A Tech CEO Asks For Women & Minorities Recruiting Help on Twitter?” by
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. This entrepreneur left $24 million in Zuckerberg funding to build digital payment business in Lagos -
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Coding & Coders
  1. A daring move for one of the largest employers in the USA
  1. General Assembly Adds 10 Campuses, Expands to Canada via
  1.  ~250 free online courses and MOOCs categorized by the programming language they are taught in
  1. Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

  1. Tech companies are increasingly hiring graduates from nontraditional coding schools like Flatiron
  1. Simit is a new language for more efficient programming
  1. IBM gets R big data on-ramp for Watson via Columbus Collaboratory
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3
  1. What's the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?:
  1. How father of the World Wide Web, plans to reclaim it from Facebook & Google
  1. Open source won. So, now what?
  1. What is Good For? Stanford’s top expert says expensive, dangerous, impossible, & rare content.
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Tim Cook on Apple's values, mistakes, and seeing around corners:

  1. What happens when 20,000 hackers invade Vegas for a week of hacking, booze, and debauchery  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered with more prose than photos by Recode
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 4
  1. The smartest bird in the world can use tools like a human — and it’s amazing to watch
  1. Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' is vulgar and hilarious, but also about something deep
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