Sunday, March 05, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/4/17

Last update: Sunday 3/5/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's cover =  Snap IPO billions and NYSE billions ... Other top stories = President Trump's HBCU executive order ... SpaceX plans private moonflight ... Amazon AWS crash and cause




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 3/4/17


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech  and #SXSW

TECH Dozens 2016




Cover Story ... Snap's IPO billions and NYSE billions ++++++++
  1. Snap raised $3.4 billion in its IPO, pricing the shares above the marketed range, sources say ... DLL Editor's note .. This story also covered by Business Insider, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, TechCrunch, Fortune, Washington Post, VentureBeat
  1. . debuts on NYSE with a pop at $24 per share. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Digital Trends, Business Insider, PC Mag, VentureBeat, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen  - 1

Top Story #1 ... President Trump's HBCU executive order +++++++
  1. Donald Trump signs an executive order as he hosts his season finale ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by HBCU Digest, Washington Post, Education Dive, NY Times, Black Press USA, Politico ... and the executive order is posted HERE
  1. Thank you to the great presidents of our for their commitment to higher education. Read more here:
  1. Thank you for inviting a group of our member-school presidents to view you sign the E.O. in the Oval. ... DLL Editor's note .. President Trump's executive order also covered by HBCU Lifestyle, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle

      
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  1. Sorry Betsy, we won't let you play us  ... DLL Editor's note ... This story also covered by NAACP, NY Times, ABC Chicago
  1. Betsy DeVos's Power Over Black Colleges - New York Times ... https://t.co/PLOY8W6Pdp
  1. Department of Computer Science awarded $100K Air Force Research Laboratory contract
  1. Morgan State has been awarded $27M in grants and contracts to-date for fiscal year 2017. - – at Morgan State University Student Center
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 1
  1. Are you headed to next week? Here are the best sessions for higher ed:
  1. New wave of research offers surprisingly dismal results for school voucher programs. ... DLL Editor's note .. President Trump's executive order also covered by LA Times
  1. 8 Great Educational Websites for Newbie Teachers
  1. : Recent increases in number of minority admins don't keep up with demographic shifts in the US
  1. New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research -- Campus Technology
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Essential information for online learning administrators in higher ed. Read the report here:
  1. finds little return on investment from , but researchers question author’s data & methodology  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Chronicle
  1. Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses
  1. Our 2nd category honors faculty-led teams advancing digital . See past recipients:
  1. MOOC Course Report: 1300 free online courses starting in March 2017; 108 of them are new ... https://t.co/qwYOmgEC7M
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

Top Story #2 ... SpaceX private moon flight +++++++++++
  1. SpaceX’s Moon flight will be the first truly private ticket to space  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, PC Magazine, NY Times, Wired, CNET, Bloomberg, Engadget, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Business Insider, Gizmodo
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Top Story #3 ... Amazon's AWS crash and cause ++++++++
  1. Amazon just broke the internet  ... DLL Editor's note -- Other comments about the massive impact of the crash of Amazon's cloud services provided by The Verge, The Next Web, ZDNet, Ars Technica, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal ... and the AWS dashboard
  1. Amazon says one engineer's simple mistake brought down the internet ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Engadget, Ars Technica, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Recode

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  1. Jeff Bezos wants to set up Amazon on the Moon  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. SpaceX’s Moon flight will be the first truly private ticket to space  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, PC Magazine, NY Times, Wired, CNET, Bloomberg, Engadget, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Business Insider, Gizmodo
  1. Murder of Indian engineer leaves immigrant tech workers rattled: Will brain drain follow?
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. NBC [Comcast] invested $500 million in Snap's IPO ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1. Antarctica hits record high temperature of 63.5°F
  1. Amazon plans to power its fulfillment centers through solar panels installed on the roofs ... https://t.co/xxO9AT0iCY 
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FinTech ...

  1. jpmorgan, intel, microsoft + many others are jointly building an ethereum blockchain for businesses ... https://t.co/anZdKKbQou
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Uber wants to re-introduce its self-driving cars in California, legally this time  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Boston Dynamics' newest robot moves like a donkey on rollerblades   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Computerworld, Digital Trends, The Verge, VentureBeat, Engadget
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Yep, Mike Pence's AOL account he used for official business was hacked ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider, Engadget, The Verge

  1. Yahoo confirms 32M accounts hacked as CEO forfeits annual bonus in apology
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"

  1. FCC chairman Ajit Pai says net neutrality was a mistake   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Digital Trends, PC Maf
  1. FCC halts internet privacy requirements  ... DLL Editor's note .. This story also covered by NY Times, Engadget, Gizmodo, TechCrunch
  1. The EPA will no longer require oil and gas companies to report their methane emissions
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Female Engineer Sues Tesla Over Sexist Culture:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge
  1. 45% of Intel's new hires are diverse, but underrepresented minorities are just 12.5% of workforce by
  1. “Fixing this [Uber] will be a marathon, not a sprint.” in @nytimesState of the Art column by ... https://t.co/GDxIF68e0P
  1. Apple shareholders overwhelmingly reject diversity proposal   ... DLL Editor's note .. This story also covered by Apple Insider
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Watch the heartwarming moment a 98-year-old NASA mathematician was honored at the Oscars
  1. First Black Astronaut Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Remains a Forgotten Pioneer
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Coding & Coders
  1. These are the 20 fastest-growing skills in the online job market
  1. US suspends 'premium processing' for H-1B visas
  1. Coding boot camps band together to boost accountability ... https://t.co/nMAYM4IFWf
  1. We acquired a company. A first. Super pumped about it. ... https://t.co/ohh3O0FKag via TechCrunch
  1. From R-Bloggers - Three R Shiny tricks to make your Shiny app shines (3/3): Buttons to delete, edit and compare Da…
  1. Google launches Android Studio 2.3 with Build Cache, WebP support, App Link Assistant, and more by
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 2
  1. It started, like so many eruptions these days, with a tweet. If the Feds did wiretap Trump Tower, it's not Obama who should worry ... https://t.co/hUOZQGTM4q
  1. . President says HBCUs got played by Donald Trump & all they got was a lousy Instagram photo: ... DLL Editor's note -- This viewpoint flatly rejected by an op ed in HBCU Digest
  1. Public Higher Education: Keeping America’s Greatest Asset Relevant and Accessible
  1. Economists may be underestimating how fast the robots are coming
  1. There are no HBCUs without racism - the latest from  ... https://t.co/E505h2SGv0
  1. Most people didn't watch the speech. Like many people didn't vote. But we're all along for this deeply disturbing ride.
  2. Donald John Trump ends his extended reiteration of his inauguration speech by clapping. For himself.There it is.
Long form ... good reads ... :-)

  1. Experts offer their views --many critical-- of researcher's study questioning ROI of
  1. Breaking into Startups: How a 16-year-old dropout became a senior engineer at Slack ... https://t.co/AmuRLapetv
  1. I'm Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, and This Is How I Work ... https://t.co/d3pygsFxq9

F. Chuckles ...  Half-Dozen + 2
  1. Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose ... via Washington Post ... https://t.co/d4nMaEjv6P ... DLL Editor's note: "Would you buy a used car from this guy???" ==> #WYBAUCFTG
  1. Sessions recuses himself from future investigations into Trump campaign  ... DLL Editor's note ... Official statement of recusal in press release found HERE ...
  1. Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not....
  1. ...intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed.....
  1. ...to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. The real story...
  1. ...is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total "witch hunt!" ... DLL Editor's note -- Misdirection in four tweets ... two over par ... losing his grip ... sad ... so sad
  1. Trump Bids Ben Carson Farewell Until Next Black History Month via
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