Sunday, January 22, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/21/17

Last update: Sunday 1/22/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's covers = Goodbye, Mr. President; Hello, Mr. President ... Other top stories = Google acquires Twitter apps development ... Obama frees leaker Chelsea Manning ... Twitter met many diversity goals

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 1/21/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Goodbye, Mr. President ++++++++++++ 

  1. Designers handwrite thank you notes to
  2. The Obama Presidency: Sitting in the Front Row of the White House

  1. Obama writes a final farewell note to America
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Cover Story ... Hello, Mr. President ++++++++++++ 
  1. The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump  ... DLL Editor's note -- President Trump's inauguration also covered by Washington Post, ABC News, Forbes, Billboard ... and video/text of his inaugural address via CNN
  1. Hundreds of thousands of women marched in Washington, and around the world, in defiant rallies against Donald Trump ... 
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen - 3
  1. NSF Awards Grant Totaling Nearly $1 Million
  1. HU School of Pharmacy's Gentleman in White Coats to Bring Higher Learning to Norfolk Public Schools
  1. Norfolk State faculty members in diverse disciplines have received a $48,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine ...
  1. SUNO will break ground on the new Natural Sciences Building Jan. 25. Please join us!
  1. Decision not to renew the contract of president sparks debate  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse Issues, Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... and Morehouse College
  1. Lumina Supports Morgan State Retention And Graduation Efforts With $700K Grant ...
  1. VI Educators Reduce Marine Debris & Educate Youth with UVI Grant
  1. Katherine Moore, alum's mother, played a big a part in the space program >> ...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen 
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: 11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017
  1. You won't want to miss our annual look at the top ed tech trends for the coming year:
  2. What's on the horizon this year for tech? Experts say more , ...
  1. . just released an expanded report of its top 10 IT issues for 2017:
  1. \Ranking colleges by economic diversity.
  1. From virtual reality to analytics, four trends to look out for in 2017
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  1. Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. 2017 will offer Community College Summit to highlight innovative work of CCs
  1. Study finds simple interventions can help certain online learners persist

  1. Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of Data
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 1.5 Dozen
  1. Hidden Figures, the IBM 7090 computer, and the transition from human to electronic computing
  1. Trump taps net-neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC, source says  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Recode
  1. Mark Zuckerberg's first stop on his tour of the US is Dallas, Texas
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Top Story #1 ... Google acquires Twitter apps development ++++++
  1. Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, Bloomberg, Mashable, Recode, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal
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  1. Apple sues Qualcomm over patent royalties. & join to discuss.   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, TechCrunch, Business Insider
  1. In rapid onslaught, Chinese phone makers take control of 50 percent of Indian market
  1. These 8 billionaires are worth as much as the poorest half of the world
  1. Catch up on the explosive $2 Billion lawsuit against Facebook where Zuck is testifying  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, NY Times, Fast Company
  1. Why advertisers could be losing confidence in Facebook — via
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Internet of Things ...

  1. Shopping goes high tech (and hassle-free) with Intel tech
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. The world's best poker bot is learning, now crushing humanity again
  1. Carnegie Mellon-led non profit received $250 million to create a new robotics institute. ...
  1. MIT, Harvard, tech industry luminaries team up on Fund for Ethical AI
  1. Starship Robots Will Soon Bring You Food:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, TechCrunch, Business Insider, CNET
  1. AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Obama frees Chelsea Manning +++++++++++
  1. In an unexpected move, Obama will let Chelsea Manning out of jail in May ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Washington Post, TechCrunch, VentureBeat
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  1. Obama pardons Stuxnet leak source James Cartwright  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. 2016 was a record year for data breaches
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen

  1. Press conference with the Mayor with our Cyber Security Hackathon winners covering the new cyber security prog

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

Top Story #3 ... Twitter met many diversity goals ++++++++++++
  1. Twitter says it ‘met many’ of its goals around diversity last year, so it’s setting new goals for 2017. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Fast Company, TechCrunch, Fortune
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. 98-Year-Old NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson: 'If You Like What You're Doing, You Will Do Well'
  1. A black female astrophysicist explains why 'Hidden Figures' isn't just about history
  1. Black Female Robotics Scientist Launches STEM Startup
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Harvard student with internship offers from , & shares best advice

  1. Was Dr. King’s Radical Legacy Replaced with a Sanitized Version for the Sake of White Comfort? via

Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. ICYMI: a look back at President Obama as the higher education president.
  1. Move over, coders—physicists will soon rule Silicon Valley ...
  1. Obama’s most enduring legacy may be the modern US surveillance state — via

  1. Personalized learning has taken off in high-powered charter schools—but can it work everywhere? ...

  1. Via : The Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move ...
  1. A look at Obama’s legacy for NASA before tomorrow’s inauguration
F. Chuckles ... 1/12 Dozen
  1. "It's the most expensive thing we've ever bought," SNL's Vladimir Putin character said of Donald Trump's America ...
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