Sunday, July 30, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/29/17

Last update: Sunday 7/30/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Amazon's quarterly report ... Other top stories = Facebook's quarterly report ... Alphabet's quarterly report ... SEC regulates blockchain



The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 7/29/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016



Cover Story ... Amazon's $$$ ++++++++++++ 

  1.  Amazon’s revenue rises 25% but profit sinks on heavy spending ... https://t.co/MYrkgSGiZ8 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, VentureBeat, The Verge, GeekWire, ZDNet, Business Insider
  1.  Jeff Bezos surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s richest person on Thursday, at least for a few hours ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  We're on a ! In an effort to improve your experiences this year, we've renovated the iLab, re-opening in August!
  1.  Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a three-year $750,0…
  1.  Trump Struggles to Find a Leader for White House Initiative on Black Colleges... via via
  1.  Morehouse Launches Successful Summer STEM Program that Puts Atlanta-Area Teens On Path to New Careers -

      
  1.  Algae might fuel the next generation of space travel, and a professor and student might make it possible.
  1.  How an team is working to reduce mortality disparities for Af-Americans w/ triple negative IBC
     
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1.  Assessing colleges' contributions to social mobility  ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by Diverse Issues ... and the NBER report
  1.  Black women graduate students enroll in higher numbers at For-Profit via ... https://t.co/fIDbHrb9rF
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Analytics ... 


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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  Navigating the Frontier: The University of Wisconsin Flexible Option Case Study Website via
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Infographic: Research shows seeking more support, career services
  1.  Faculty are “floored” by the quality of learners in program. Check out the program:
  1.  MOOCs and the Scaling of Postsecondary Education via Assign To
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7
  1.  Adobe is ending Flash support in 2020, tells everyone to jump ship ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Gizmodo, Bloomberg, Mashable, Wired, PC World, CNET


  1.  The tech industry wants to revolutionize how you shop for groceries
  1.  Know your enemy : How to make soldiers’ brains better at noticing threats via ... https://t.co/qQxc2kHZoa
  1.  Sperm counts have plummeted among Western men, scientists confirm ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by CNN, The Guardian
  1.  Adobe is ending Flash support in 2020, tells everyone to jump ship ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Gizmodo, Bloomberg, Mashable, Wired, PC World, CNET, Wired
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Top Story #1 ... Facebook's $$$ +++++++++++
  1.  Facebook's profit jumped 71% ... https://t.co/LixW1NaHBm ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, VentureBeat, Fast Company, Engadget, GeekWire, The Verge, ZDNet, Recode, Forbes
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Top Story #2 ... Alphabet's $$$ blah +++++++++
  1.  Alphabet’s profit was dragged lower by a hefty EU fine, while the Google parent's ad business grew rapidly ... https://t.co/kTUMiTVWxN ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Business Insider, NY Times, GeekWire, ZDNet, The Verge, VentureBeat, Recode
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

Top Story #3 ... SEC regulates blockchain ++++++++++
  1.  SEC to blockchain community: You are now regulated by Assign To... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, Wall Street Journal
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  1.  Bankers are ditching their fat salaries to chase initial coin offerings
  1.  Foxconn Pledges $10B for LCD Manufacturing in Wisconsin: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, ZDNet, Engadget, The Verge
  1.  Intel found some room to boost revenue ... https://t.co/19uBszyloY ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, ZDNet
  1.  Apple has to pay $506 million for using processor technology patented by a school  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Ars Technica, LA Times, NY Tines, VentureBeat, ExtremeTech, Mashable
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Machines are poised to take over 20-30% of work at banks, McKinsey says
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  It might not be that difficult to "hack back" after all ... https://t.co/c0csIu67OQ
  1.  Cloak-and-dagger doings of global powers are now entangled with businesses’ day-to-day operations.. via ... https://t.co/4GFw0gCp06
  1.  2017's biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  How politics drives Foxconn's manufacturing aspirations in America
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen
  1.  It's showtime! Imagine Cup!!! Excited and honored to be a judge!
  1.   high school computer competition 2017 Opening Ceremony; one team will be the 2017 Champions/scholarship winners
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Kauffman Foundation Awards $4.3 Million in Grants to Organizations that Support Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
  1.  Online Bridging for Computer Science: Bachelor Degree Completion Driving Economic Growth
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Report: The 8 biggest tech hubs in the US
  1.  Another Major Coding Bootcamp, Iron Yard, Announces Closure:  ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by Education Dive
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
  1.  How politics drives Foxconn's manufacturing aspirations in America

  1.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is 'limited' ... DLL Editors note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, PCMag, Gizmodo, Recode, The Verge
  1.  At this point, there’s very little that isn’t involved in, or at least exploring. ... https://t.co/a9vlbenzsh
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Hypnotized by Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ... via ... https://t.co/nUH12gIQz8
  1.  What robots on the assembly line mean for America's factories
  1.  New for members! report by on 2017 Research & Scholarship Strategic Technologies just published! ... https://t.co/LfMTCAH2TH
  1.  Transforming the agriculture industry using IoT and predictive analytics
  1.  With Apple Park, Jony Ive once again brought Steve Jobs’s exacting design vision to life ... https://t.co/CLjQYMlBCG
  1.  How UNCF Is Creating Pathways For More Minorities To Succeed In via


F. Chuckles & Fake News ... 2 * Dozen - 1
  1.  .: Trump Supporters Furious That They Still Have Health Care

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  1.  U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing "police brutality" ... https://t.co/iU7m4W8zXv
  1.  In one week, Trump was defied at seemingly every turn ... https://t.co/4KqF4VZ8Kq
  1. Verified account @WSJ Gen. Dunford: Pentagon will wait for further White House guidance before implementing changes for transgender troops ... https://t.co/56T6R6l7jNDirect message
  1.  Trump Administration Worried President Burning Through Minority Scapegoats At Unsustainable Rate
  1.  An unprecedented courtesy: Can Donald Trump pardon himself? via ... https://t.co/FLTKKcjW4O
  1.  Tech leaders lash out against Trump's transgender military ban w/  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Mashaable
  1.  Pentagon Announces Plan To Cover Cost Of Hormone Treatment For Service members Doubling Down On Biological Sex
  1.  Breaking: GOP effort to dismantle Obamacare collapses after Senate's 'skinny repeal' option fails in 49-51 vote ... https://t.co/sXDZ0vCImM
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@POTUS and other #Borgias in their own words   ... #2020 or #25... :-(
  1.  3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
  1.  Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers ... via ... https://t.co/bI1g7pIFia
  1.  After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......
  1.  ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....
  1.  ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
  1.  Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got....
  1.  ...big dollars ($700,000) for his wife's political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!
  1.  I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!
  1.  If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
  1.  I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet...
  1.  ...they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!
  1.  Don't give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace...and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.

... and here's Stephen Colbert's recap of the best fake news of the week ==>  https://youtu.be/d1uf5KGF7N4
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