Sunday, October 29, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/28/17

Last update: Sunday 10/29/17 @ 12:15 pm

This week's cover = Quarterly reports from Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft ... Other stories = RNA editor enables more precise edits of genomes ... Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world ... NAACP issues travel advisory for Black Americans against American Airlines

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 10/28/17

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

Cover Story ... Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft $$$$ +++++++++
  1.  Congress and regulators around the world are hassling them, but big tech companies are still turning big profits ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of quarterly profits of big tech firms also provided by Wall Street Journal, CNBC
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Alphabet ...
  1.   Alphabet tops profit projections after Google ad surge ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Insider, ZDNet, VentureBeat, Engadget
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Amazon ...
  1.  Amazon tops sales estimate, showing a smooth start with Whole Foods ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Recode, GeekWirem ZDNet, The Verge, Fast Company
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Microsoft ...
  1.  Microsoft’s push into the cloud forged ahead last quarter ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, ZDNet, GeekWire, The Verge, Engadget
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen
  1.  Technology students! Learn more about tech companies at the HBCU Innovation Summit. 💡💻📚🔬  ... EVENT
  1.  Now On US Black Engineer: Gary Harris gets Cornell award for advancing diversity. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Dr. Harris is a very long term member of the faculty of Howard University
  1.  HBCU CDM National Career Conference, Nov 1st to 3rd 2017 at U of Maryland College Park ==>  ... EVENT
  1.  Focus and Investment are the Keys to Online Success
  1.  It’s time to advance…online. Explore @ Wilmington’s four in-demand master’s degree programs at .
  1.  Meet me in The "A"! This weekend Meet us in for the as… ... EVENT
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  There’s a big discrepancy between how prepared college graduates think they are vs. how prepared employers rate them
  1.  "Demographic revolution" as it seeks out & enrolls more low-income students Direct message
  1.  Even with booms in student enrollment, not enough degrees to keep up with jobs in computer science ...
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  1.  OPMs: Fee for service is growing, but revenue-share models dominate ...via ...
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Analytics ... 
  1.  Can Technology-Augmented Academic Advising Improve College Graduation Rates?
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Inside Digital Learning : Quality in Online Courses ...
  1.  Faculty Say Online Programs ‘Cannibalize’ On-Campus Courses at George Washington University
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen
Top Story #1 ... RNA Editor +++++++++
  1.  A new class of targeted gene editors help minimize the chance that DNA will get rewired the wrong way ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, Nature, Science, Vox, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Verge, Engadget, Mashable
  1.  Super Mario Odyssey review — Nintendo’s best Mario game ever 100/100  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, The Verge, Forbes
  1.  esla has used its solar panels and batteries to restore reliable electricity at San Juan's children's hospital. ...
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Top Story #2 ... Who's the richest of them all??? +++++++++
  1.  A post-earnings surge in Amazon shares Friday has made Jeff Bezos the new richest person in the world. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Forbes, CNN, CNET, Seattle Times
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  1.  Economic polarization — by wages, education and geography — is expected to grow over the next decade ... To
  1.  Amazon received more than 200 proposals from places that want to host its new headquarters: ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  The credit card giant Mastercard has given blockchain technology a big push toward the mainstream. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Cray supercomputing comes to Microsoft Azure to boost AI workloads in the cloud
  1.  How AI helped Walmart go from 700,000 to 60 million items online ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1.  A new outbreak of ransomware tied to NotPetya has infected hundreds of computers including Russian media outlets .. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, The Verge, ZDNet, Motherboard, Wall Street Journal
Science and technology policies ... 
  1.  . just announced some big changes around political ads
Political context ...

  1.  Powerful Black Business Execs Unite to Form Political Super PAC .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Black Enterprise, Fortune

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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Today's Community Resource Day at North Miami Middle School was a success! Thank you to AT&T as well for their partnership!
  1.  We're talking about diversity and mentorship here at !  
  1.  "To be young, gifted, and Black; that's where it's at"- Nina Simone 🙌🏾✊🏾
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story  #3... NAACP's Black travel advisory +++++++++
  1.  NAACP’s American Airlines warning is a wake-up call to corporate America ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the NY Times, CNN Money, Slate, LA Times, Vox ... Perhaps the NAACP should also issue #DiversityInTech advisories for Black Americans against buying products from Silicon Valley firms that aren't diverse.
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  1.  "We’re still having a fight about step one, we’re still having a fight about the bare minimum." ...
  1.  , here we come! Excited to announce as the newest site for our !
Founders, techs, and execs
  1.  Euphemia Haynes was the 1st black woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics + was a trailblazer for improving edu. for Black ppl
  1.  American Express CEO Ken Chenault To Retire In February, Leaving Only 3 Black CEOs At Fortune 500 Companies ...
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Code & Coders
  1.  The future of work looks bright for those in medicine, energy, and mathematics. ...
  1.  Where Apple recruits its AI talent, according to
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 2

  1.  The benefits of a horizontal approach to open educational resources (opinion)
  1.  Apple should shrink its finance arm before it goes bananas ... via ...
  1.  Paradigm Shifts: Four Major Changes that Transformed Higher Education
  1.  It’s time to ask whether the U.S. News & World Report college rankings should be considered fake news (opinion)
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  With so few A.I. specialists available, big tech companies are also hiring the best and brightest of academia. ...
  1.  Watch the AI expert discussion panel with Nara Logics CEO and PandoraBots CEO
  1.  Hear from top leaders in the field of in the new podcast from Gigaom. Listen: . Presented by ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * Dozen - 1
  1.   The EPA under Scott Pruitt is taking unprecedented steps to oust its own scientists ...
  1.  Puerto Rico just hired 2 contractors with little experience to fix its broken power grid ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Slate, Washington Post
  1.  Nabisco Baffled After Trump Administration Gives It $200 Million Contract To Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Roads
  1.  Even the government's own data contradicts its optimistic narrative: "Puerto Rican officials claim the water crisis is under control ... To
  1.  Replying to  "I assume this catastrophe is dominating the 24-hour news cycle in the rest of the country."
  1.  This weekend, all five former U.S. presidents raised money for hurricane relief. Trump played golf for the 75th time of his presidency ... ... Note: Click speaker icon for sound
  1.  Trump Says He Is Only President in History with Courage to Stand Up to War Widows ... Borowitz via ...
  1.  "It made me cry": Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson breaks silence over Trump’s condolence call ...
  1.  Trump: Gold Star widow is wrong, I have “one of the greatest memories of all time” ... via
  1.  Pitched as Calming Force, John Kelly Instead Mirrors Boss’s Priorities...via ...
  1.  Replying to  In an op-ed for the Post, Sen. Jeff Flake writes: "We can no longer remain silent."

  1.  Same untruths from an utterly untruthful president.
  1.  . is a true conservative, an outstanding senator and a cherished friend. My statement on his announcement today:

  1.  Trump’s approval falls to lowest level since he took office, despite good reviews on economy: WSJ/NBC News poll ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1.  I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!
  1.  ...Corker dropped out of the race in Tennesse when I refused to endorse him, and now is only negative on anything Trump. Look at his record!
  1.  Sen. Corker is the incompetent head of the Foreign Relations Committee, & look how poorly the U.S. has done. He doesn't have a clue as.....Direct messageAssign To
  1.  ...the entire World WAS laughing and taking advantage of us. People like liddle' Bob Corker have set the U.S. way back. Now we move forward!
  1.  Jeff Flake, with an 18% approval rating in Arizona, said "a lot of my colleagues have spoken out." Really, they just gave me a standing O!
  1.  The reason Flake and Corker dropped out of the Senate race is very simple, they had zero chance of being elected. Now act so hurt & wounded!
  1.  Just read the nice remarks by President Jimmy Carter about me and how badly I am treated by the press (Fake News). Thank you Mr. President!
  1.  It is now commonly agreed, after many months of COSTLY looking, that there was NO collusion between Russia and Trump. Was collusion with HC!

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