Sunday, January 08, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/7/17

Last update: Sunday 1/8/17 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover = Intelligence agencies brief Obama and Trump about Russians hacking U.S. voters for Trump ... Other top stories = Consumer Electronics Show 2017 ... SoftBank's global tech fund ... AlphaGo obliterates more human competitors 

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 1/7/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016




Cover Story ... Intelligence briefings ++++++++++++ 
  1. Putin Led a Complex Cyberattack Scheme to Aid Trump, Report Finds ... NY Times ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Fast Company, The Verge, Gizmodo, TechCrunch ... Trump's statements after briefing covered by NY Times ... and the declassified version of the report
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

DLL Editor's note -- HBCUs, like other colleges and universities, are ending their holiday/winter break this week. Tech news from HBCUs will resume next week.


B. Ed Tech ... Half-Dozen
  1. Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know for 2017:
  1. A Primer on the Present and Future of Alternative Credentials cc:
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. 6 Biggest MOOC Trends of 2016 — Class Central ... https://t.co/4DMDwTXqv4
  1. Largest providers by users: 
    1 23M
    2 10M
    3 6M
    4 5.3M
    5 4M
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Half Dozen + 3

Top Story #1 ... CES 2017 ++++++++++++++
  1. The curious, the lavish, and the best, most pointless news of CES 2017 by  ... DLL Editor's note -- More overviews of "Best, Worst, Greatest, etc" ==> Digital Trends, ZDNet, PCMag, Wired, Mashable, Bloomberg, CNET ... Coverage of selected facets of this yyyyyyuuuuuuuge mega-conference-exposition ==> Intel compute cards (Gizmodo, CNET, Ars Technica) ... Emotional cars (TechCrunch, Business Insider) ... Digital home assistants (Bloomberg, ZDNet, Digital Trends, CNET)


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  1. In a world first, Finland is now testing basic monthly income for its citizens
  1. Amazon's latest push into clicks and mortar will be in New York by
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Top Story #2 ... SoftBank's fund +++++++++++
  1. Apple hands $1 billion to SoftBank's global tech fund ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Digital Trends, Engadget, TechCrunch, ZDNet, CNET


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  1. Apple bosses see pay drop in 2016 as CEO Cook reaps $145M. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, TheNextWeb, Recode, Fast Company, ZDNet
  1. Samsung expects its Q4 profit to increase 50 percent despite the Note 7 fiasco  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Business Insider
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. After Uber spat, California wants to hit rogue self-driving cars with $25,000 a day fines

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

Top Story #3 ... AlphaGo wins again and again ++++++++++++
  1. DeepMind’s updated AlphaGo has been secretly savaging pro players online ... https://t.co/1W7fWErgCN ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, ZDNet, Gizmodo, Fortune, Wall Street Journal
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D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 1

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. H-1B visa reform bill in play on just the second day of the new congress ... https://t.co/PZm6Pe46HH ... DLL Editor's note -- The reader is referred to the DLL's recent report for some data to assess the impact of foreign techs in the U.S. on #DiversityInTech
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. African-American women were pivotal to the Apollo missions—and in 'Hidden Figures' their story is finally being told ... https://t.co/BIuzu4Dsge
  1. Excited to kick off our first screening of in the Bay Area with !
  1. It begins! First screening of sponsored with in San Francisco!
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Coding & Coders
  1. Google gets Grumpy to transpile and run Python on Go by
  1. Take a big career step in 2017: Earn Your Master of Computer Science in Data Science from :
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half Dozen
  1. Your new AI overlord has a name, and it's Alexa. ... https://t.co/qZy6z66gDm
  1. Assessing the Long-Term Potential for Bootcamps: How Do They Truly Stack Up? cc:

  1. What Every College Administrator Should Know about Predictive Analytics cc:
  1. From : Forgive me, techies, but here are the seven reasons why Silicon Valley likes Trump ... https://t.co/hM1yzhA7ui
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. These are the tricks hackers used to get John Podesta to give up his Gmail credentials
  1. Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016:
F. Chuckles ... 1/12 Dozen
  1. If the FBI feels it based its investigation on low-quality evidence, we've got a huge problem. ... FBI says the Democratic Party wouldn't let agents see the hacked email servers ... https://t.co/YnKa9vSTbA
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