Sunday, October 28, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/27/18

Last update: Sunday 10/28/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Quarterlies from Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Microsoft, & Tesla ... Other top stories = Harvard's #AffirmativeAction trial 2nd week ... Microsoft sells AI and other technology to Pentagon ... Trump's iPhone hacked by Russians and Chinese

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/27/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Quarterly reports +++++++++
Alphabet (Google) ...
  1. Google financial results mixed, but Wall Street disappointed ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
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Amazon ...
  1. Amazon shares fall as record profits are offset by conservative holiday forecasts by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post,, Bloomberg, ZDNet, The Verge, Fast Company, Venture Beat
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Microsoft ...
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Tesla ...
  1. Tesla produces a profit in Q3 2018 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Ars Technica, Engadget, Tech Crunch
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen + 1
Top Story #1 ... Harvard's trial +++++++++
  1. Mortara asked if the university’s student body should better reflect the socioeconomic makeup of the United States. ... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday ... Plaintiff's statistical model ... DLL Editor's note -- Harvard's trial also discussed by NY Times

  1. USDA, Research Partners Announce Winners of Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Leadership and ...
  1. Signing of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement will allow us to partner w/ Research, Development and Engineering Command to collaborate on research, share resources & ultimately accelerate the transfer of federally-funded technologies to the private sector.
  1. Record $2.3 million in NSF grants bolsters WSSU undergraduate research
  1. Intel is looking for Students for their internship and rotational program positions. Intel is a global leader in today's technology and they would like YOU to be a part of it. Browse through the jobs today at
B. Ed Tech  ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1. Experiments with in are underway at multiple campuses around the country, and many researchers are looking into how to use the technology to verify and deliver credentials. ...
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  1. We're keep tracking of college closures and consolidation. Did we miss something? Let us know: ...

Online and blended ...
  1. A study published by the company suggested that students who worked in groups were 16 times more likely to complete an online course class than their peers who took it individually.
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. To fight global warming, scientists are urging a crash program to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere ...

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. A bot disguised as a human software developer fixes bugs ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Facebook takes down a fresh batch of Iranian accounts impersonating American voters
Policies and Political context ...
Top Story #2 ... Microsoft's military AI +++++++++
  1. Microsoft announced Friday that it plans to sell artificial intelligence technologies to the military. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg ... and Microsoft
  1. California delays net neutrality law while federal lawsuit plays out ...
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 1
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. I'm excited to share that my course on working with data in has launched! Take the course here
  1. How to Become a : The Definitive Guide
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Register Now! Next Week - Atlanta A Virtual Reality Experience! - ... EVENT -- 3 November 2018
  1. Calling all Memphis Tech Divas! Black Girls CODE Memphis Chapter Presents: Digital Making with Raspberry Pi Workshop! Join us on Saturday, December 8! Tech Diva Registration: Volunteer Here: ... EVENT -- 8 December 2018
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 5
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. "If Harvard can do what we do, using technology to extend Harvard to another set of learners, and do it affordably, and make a surplus doing it, then I feel like anybody should."
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen - 2
Top Story  #3... Trump's phone +++++++++
  1. Chinese and Russian spies are listening in on calls by President Trump, who has often ignored warnings from aides that his iPhones aren't secure. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Washington Post, The Hill, CNET, Ars Technica, Engadget, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. The New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones. Except that I rarely use a cellphone, & when I do it’s government authorized. I like Hard Lines. Just more made up Fake News!
  1. A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
  1. The Fake News is doing everything in their power to blame Republicans, Conservatives and me for the division and hatred that has been going on for so long in our Country. Actually, it is their Fake & Dishonest reporting which is causing problems far greater than they understand!

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