Sunday, January 29, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/28/17

Last update: Sunday 1/29/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Silicon Valley protests Trump's immigration orders ... Other top stories = FCC chair will kill net neutrality ... Alphabet & Microsoft quarterly reports ... Artificial Intelligence (AI) detects skin cancer almost as well as human experts

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 1/28/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Silicon Valley protests immigration orders ++++++
  1. Silicon Valley responses to Trump’s immigration executive orders, from strongest to weakest   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Business insider, Recode, Engadget ... "Walk backs" of executive orders by court orders covered by NY Times, The Verge, CNN, Fortune, Business Insider

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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. TMCF CEO Says He’s ‘Optimistic’ About Trump In New Inside Sources Interview ...
  1. Stanley Nelson Delivers a Fascinating New Documentary About HBCUs - ColorLines magazine ...  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Salt Lake Tribune
  1. Morgan State Awarded Over $700,000 in Grant Funding from Lumina Foundation ...
  1. Morehouse received a $1 million donation from Newell Brands Inc. to support the expansion of its STEM program. -
  1. Norfolk State faculty members in diverse disciplines have received a $48,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine ...
  1. TSU School Of Public Affairs Receives Multi-Million Dollar Kellogg Grant via
  1. HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master's Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences via
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1. Study finds quality of research and teaching are not related via @insidehighered 
  1. Our on Issues & Trends in in 2017 is now available! Check it out!
  1. announces K-20 Blog Series "Where K-12 & Meet"
  1. Making Tuition-Free College a Reality in New York
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Just surpassed 5.5M enrollments . Enroll in one of our open courses today! ...
  1. reach 58 M students worldwide in 2016. China sees significant growth:
  1. Mitchell Clarifies ‘Reciprocity’ Definition in Regs via
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen - 4

Top Story #1 ... FCC chair will kill net neutrality +++++++++++
  1. New FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill net neutrality  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, ZDNet, The Verge, Business Insider, Mashable, Washington Post
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  1. Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
  1. San Francisco is launching a basic income experiment

  1. Finally, Samsung explains why the Note 7 exploded: ? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, CNET

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Top Story #2 ... Microsoft & Google $$$ +++++++++
  1. Alphabet's moonshots are making more money, still aren't profitable ... DLL Editor's note -- Alphabet's earnings also covered by Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, NY Times, Business Insider, The Verge, ZDNet, The Verge
  1. The cloud and Office keep Microsoft afloat during PC slump   ... DLL Editor's note -- Microsoft's earnings also covered by VentureBeat, ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica, Bloomberg, NY Times, Business Insider, TechCrunch, ZDNet, The Verge, Recode
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  1. Samsung reports its highest operating profit in more than three years driven by components ...
  1. Data center and Internet of Things chip revenues drive Intel Q4 revenues to $16.4 billion by ... DLL Editor's note -- Intel's earnings also covered by ZDNet, Wall Street Journal
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The Cloud ...

  1. New survey finds that will increase usage over the next 5 years
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

Top Story #3 ... AI detects skin cancer ++++++++++++
  1. AI is nearly as good as humans at identifying skin cancer    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered Digital Trends, The Verge, Fortune, Wired, PCMag ... and Nature

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  1. Apple joins Partnership on AI to hang with likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. Why it matters that human poker pros are getting trounced by an AI
  1. Google planning AI tools for Pi makers this year ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Wired, PC Mag
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. is 1/28/17. Rest of week, we will b tweeting .   ... DLL Editor's note -- Privacy awareness also discussed by VentureBeat, Computerworld, CNET, Forbes
  1. Russian authorities arrest Kaspersky researcher for high treason  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Gizmodo, PC World, Forbes
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"

  1. Trump administration freezes EPA grants, bans employees from giving updates via social media  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Washington Post, Business Insider, The Root
  1. Twitter discloses two far-reaching FBI data requests ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat
  1. Trump is considering a 20% tax on Mexican imports — here's what Mexico sends to the US
  1. Trump administration orders EPA to axe climate change page from website ... DLL Editor's note -- This story and "walk backs" also covered by National Geographic, Forbes, Washington Post
  1. Al Gore and others will hold climate change summit canceled by CDC   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, The Hill ... EVENT
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2
  1. A glimpse in our Cyber Security hackathon with , The City of Chicago & more.

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Keeping Women in STEM - a special report from The Chronicle of Higher Education via
  1. professionals are being hired at the BDPA Connect Virtual Career Fair
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. No Longer 'Hidden Figures': Meet The Black Women Who Are Working At NASA via ...
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Coding & Coders
  1. Highlights of the top 10: AI, Machine Learning, & Data Science
  1. We recently published this doc tracking all the amazing work to expand CS across 31 states. Is your state listed?
  1. The 20 best tech jobs in America right now
  1. The third piece in my Data Science Career Guide is now out! The best Intro to courses:
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 2
  1. H-1B visas: How Donald Trump could change America’s skilled worker visa rules ...
  1.  The Doomsday Clock is the closest to midnight since 1953
  1. Trump aides' use of encrypted messaging verges on violating records law
  1. Can empower institutions to match students to the right programs & provide individualized support?(essay)

  1. Microcredentials: Closing the Skills Gap and Adding Value to Passion cc:
  1. Why Donald Trump is inadvertently going to accelerate the rise of robots
  1. Trends That Will (Re)Shape Higher Education in 2017 by
  1. How to Make America’s Robots Great Again ... via @NYTimes
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. is changing the world. I spent months on this Digital Edition cover story to explain why. Enjoy!
  1. News: Can MOOCs cure the tuition epidemic? - IEEE Spectrum In the United States, the biggest obstacle standing ...
F. Chuckles ... 1/4 Dozen
  1. Trump's most senior staff use a private email server  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
  1. Amazon sells out of '1984' after America remembers it can read
  1. The secret history of the first cat in space

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