Sunday, November 05, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/4/17

Last update: Sunday 11/5/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Quarterly Reports from Apple and Facebook ... Other stories = Hidden void in Egypt's Great Pyramid ... Russian election propaganda on Facebook reached 126 million ... Execs from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

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 11/4/17

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

Cover Story ... Apple & Facebook $$$ +++++++++
  1.  Apple posted Q4 revenue of $52.6 billion, an increase of 12% from a year ago. ... DLL Editor's note -- Apple's quarterly also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, VentureBeat, ZDNet ... and Apple
  1.  Facebook may have a Russia problem, but it just posted its best quarter ever.  ... DLL Editor's report -- Facebook's quarterly also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Verge ... and Facebook
Back to Top

A. HBCUs ... Quarter-Dozen
  1.  Several Meharry scientists and students presenting cutting edge HIV research at RCMI symposium in DC.
  1.  Congrats to & on their $16.3M award to research health disparities. Read more via : ...
  1.  North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University student, Brandon Lamar Long came out to Silicon Valley …
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 4
  1.  Higher ed insiders rate impact-positive and negative-of 20 trends

  1.  Our new survey is here! Faculty Buy-in Builds, Bit by Bit: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

  1.  A study shows high school teachers’ attitudes aren't colorblind and influence who succeeds in higher edu.  
  1.  Why & how some institutions excel at enrolling & graduating underprivileged students (& others don’t)
  1.  The loss find when transferring credits is unacceptable. is working to improve this. Read more
  1.  Couldn't make it to Philly for ? Catch up on the first day of here:
Back to Top
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ... 
  1.  JUST IN: Strayer University & Capella University, two publicly traded for-profit providers, to merge Direct message
  1.  Silicon Valley tried to reinvent schools. Now it’s rebooting  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
  1.  Tuition-free community college programs gain exposure at critical time ... via ...
  1.  Two Major For-Profit Colleges Are Merging to Become One, $1.9 Billion Company
Back to Top
Analytics ... 
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1.  Competency-based teacher education program with series of challenges in place of courses earns state approval ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Next week is National Distance Learning Week! We've got some great resources we'll be sharing on a different theme every day!
  1.  Collaboration in classes helps prepare students for potential careers.
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1.  There are 5 Tues in Oct, so we're using this week to ask you what topic you'd like to discuss at a future . Let us know!
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 1
Top Story #1 ... Void in the Great Pyramid +++++++++
  1.  Scientists found a hidden void in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the 1st discovery in the pyramid since 19th century   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PBS, NY Times, LA Times, ExtremeTech, Washington Post, The Verge, Forbes
Back to Top
  1.  SpaceX successfully launches South Korean commercial satellite
Back to Top
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1.  The White House approved a report saying humans are the dominant cause of global warming ...
  1.  Analysis: Clean energy investment needs to triple to halt catastrophic warming, finds new report ...
Back to Top
FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  These are the Wall Street jobs being replaced by robots
Back to Top
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  MIT scientists tricked Google AI into misidentifying a cat as guacamole
Back to Top
Big data, statistical learning, analytics, data science ...

  1.  A shortage of humans to fight cyber security battles is causing companies to turn to machines to fight machines. ...
  1.  How big data won the 2017 World Series
Back to Top
Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1.   Here's this week's roundup of security news stories that deserve your attention ...

  1.  The AP reconstructs the vast email phishing campaign against Hillary Clinton associates
Political context ...
Top Story #2 ... Russian Facebook +++++++++
  1.  Russian-backed election content reached 126M on Facebook ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Recode, The Verge, Engadget, GeekWire, CNN
  1.  Here Are the Russia Facebook Ads That Tried to Dupe You:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Verge, Gizmodo, Motherboard, TechCrunch, Recode
Back to Top
Top Story  #3... Big tech testifies +++++++++
  1.  Five things we learned after Facebook, Google and Twitter testified to Congress about Russia’s election meddling  ... DLL Editor's note -- Tech testimony also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Verge, ZDNet, Gizmodo, CNET
Back to Top
D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 4
  1.  The & team are STEM pro’s in their industry & look like our youth. Kids connect & aspire to excel in activities
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  “We are on a mission to rid black communities of innovation deserts.”
  1.  This black owned tech mentorship program just got $1M from
Code & Coders
  1.  Where the STEM jobs are (and where they aren't)
  1.   There's a growing need for data scientists and developers with a proficiency in deep learning. ...
  1.  Report: 59% of employed data scientists learned skills on their own or via a MOOC
  1.  Update: As many as 40 employees, about 13 percent of staff, have now departed Coursera. ...
Back to Top
Tech tutorials
  1.  Take off your Bitcoin blinders: There’s no ‘right way’ to use blockchain
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  The first voyager to another star may be a worm or a tardigrade ... via ...
Back to Top
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Here’s what’s behind the intrigue over the cybersecurity firm with suspected ties to the Kremlin
  1.  The most open and liberal social media platform has become a threat to open and liberal democracy: ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 6
  1.  There’s so many ppl to respond to but I’m the interest of time, I will try to answer a few questions later today about my book. ... DLL Editor's note -- Some initial comments on this "tell all" bombshell provided by NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Business Insider, CNN, Salon, Atlantic, Fast Company ... Huffington Post ... Fox News ... extended excerpts posted by Politico
  1.  DNC Unveils Clinton Institute For Campaign Ethics Reform In Response To Corruption Allegations
  1.  Opinion | A history of Donald Trump’s business dealings in Russia ... via ...
  1.  Opinion: Trump and his allies are laying the groundwork for a Saturday Night Massacre ...
  1.  Nude Aides Huddled Around Trump Assure Him No One Wearing Wire
  1.  The indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, annotated and explained ...
  1.  Highlights of the special counsel’s case against George Papadopoulos ...
  1.  Stephen Colbert can hardly contain his excitement about the indictments. Our late-night roundup: ... message
  1.  Billionaire trolls Trump: Buys ad time and runs blistering impeachment ad
  1.  I believe in Americans and the American dream, but it’s time we wake up.
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1.  Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary!
  2.  I always felt I would be running and winning against Bernie Sanders, not Crooked H, without cheating, I was right.
  1.  Donna Brazile just stated the DNC RIGGED the system to illegally steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders. Bought and paid for by Crooked H....
  1.   ....This is real collusion and dishonesty. Major violation of Campaign Finance Laws and Money Laundering - where is our Justice Department?
  1.  Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems..
  1.  ...New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus...
  1.  ....People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!
  1.  Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you!!! Your comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated ... :-)