Sunday, April 30, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/29/17

Last update: Sunday 4/30/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Purdue University (public, non-profit, mostly on-campus) buys Kaplan University (private, mega-profit, mostly online) for "$1" ... Other top stories = Quarterly reports from Alphabet, Amazon & Microsoft ... and Russians hack French elections



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 4/29/17


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016


Cover Story ... Purdue buys Kaplan +++++++++ 

  1.   Why Purdue University bought Kaplan University for $1. ... https://t.co/4bAybzeQxR  ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Washington Post, Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed ... plus in depth analysis by Chronicle, Inside Higher Ed
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A. HBCUS ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1.  .@Beyoncé is starting a scholarship fund to send women to college and then run the world
  1.  The conference is off to a great start with discussing the lack of diversity of faculty in STEM.
  1.  JPMorgan Chase to grant $400K to UNCF to grow minority, women-owned tech companies. ... https://t.co/wu1IwsPT1w

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1.  ATI's mission to increase access & opportunity has resonated with college leaders around the US
  1.  Nonpartisan or Not, Teachers & Students Take to Streets on Earth Day:
  1.  What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies:
  1.  Best Practices for Building A Digital Portfolio
  1.  What can Kaplan bring to Purdue? See our study on its evidence-based methods to improve student learning experiences
  1.  College completion rates vary by race and ethnicity, report finds via @InsideHigherEd ... https://t.co/jqLZ40lcYkView Tweet activity
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...


  1.  CBE programs are emerging as viable paths for many students ... https://t.co/pGujbYfPUe
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Virtual Reality, Data Science, Digital Marketing—we are proud to announce the launch of 15 programs: ... https://t.co/WblLxwMIbN
  1.  From the latest Inside Digital Learning Newsletter: using online programs to address the nursing shortage
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen
  1.  Google rewrites its powerful search rankings to bury fake news  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Ars Technica
  1.  Huawei’s HiKey 960 is a high-end alternative to the Raspberry Pi
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Top Story #1 ... Quarterly reports ++++++++++
... Alphabet ...
  1.  Alphabet’s stock price reaches new highs as Google posts strong earnings ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Recode, CNET, TechCrunch, Business insider
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     Amazon ...
  1.  Amazon sees strong AWS growth in Q1 results  ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Fast Company, CNEt, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch
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    Microsoft ...
  1.  Microsoft's Q3 strong as commercial cloud revenue hits $15.2 billion run rate  ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wall Street Journal

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  1.  Weakness in Intel's most vital post-PC business gave Wall Street a nasty surprise  ... DLL Editor's Note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, ZDNet
  1.  A $28 billion hedge fund is pushing into machine learning

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Self-driving vehicles ...
  1.  Apple, Tesla want changes to California's self-driving car tests
  1.  Court rejects Uber executive's request to take fifth amendment in case against Waymo  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, BuzzFeed
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  AI Weekly: Amazon’s Echo Look and the race to drive commerce with computer vision ... https://t.co/lYgvFTvTM7
  1.  Prominent academics and tech executives are fearing that Brexit could hurt the U.K.'s lead in Al
  1.  Watson could be the key to smarter manufacturing robots
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #2 ... Russians hack French elections +++++++++
  1.  Russia's elite hacking group has a 'deadly' and 'unprecedented' new tool in its arsenal  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Verge, Washington Post, CNN, Wall Street Journal, CNET
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D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen
  1.  reporting results of the HTML relay race. an incredibly effective way to learn programming!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Palantir to pay $1.7 million to settle claims that it discriminated against Asian engineers  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by  BloombergPalantirTechCrunchCNETFortune
  1.  Microsoft Hosts Encouraging and Empowering Girls STEM Tech Day
      
  1.  Ne-Yo invests $2.3 million in this coding school to help black people get tech jobs
  1.  Tech employees quit their jobs mostly because of unfair work environments, study says by
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  “Be the role model & show other girls that they can pursue in .” Yes! Thx,
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 3
  1.  The Business Guide to Machine Learning:
  1.  Amazon’s Echo Look is a minefield of AI and privacy concerns
  1.  America’s rich get richer and the poor get replaced by robots
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Guys, you need to watch Apple's hilarious Earth Day videos
  1.  How transformed from a once-exclusive conference into a viral think-piece factory ... https://t.co/recZr8Fd0F
  1.  From the archives (about 1 year ago): Incubating Innovation at Southern New Hampshire University
  1.  How IBM can still avoid the abyss
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  Coke is now adding fiber to drinks to try and convince people to buy soda again
  1.  A Timeline Of U.S.–North Korean Relations

... and the best of the first one hundred days... :-)
  1.  In : Humor from Donald Trump’s first hundred days. ... https://t.co/QRBFHMn7yG
  1.  The 9 best memes from Trump's first 100 days in office


    Trump's first 100 days in memes

    Trump's first 100 days have offered plenty of opportunities for people on the internet to churn out some entertaining memes based on notable moments of his presidency.
  1.  Look back through The Onion's comprehensive coverage of the worst 100 days of Donald Trump's life
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