Saturday, February 02, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/2/19

Last update: Sunday 2/3/19 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Quarterly reports  -- Amazon, Apple, Facebook, & Microsoft ... Other top stories = Apple breaks Facebook & Google apps that ignored its privacy rules ... Homeland Security's fake university

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 2/2/19

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

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... Quarterly reports +++++++++
Amazon ... 
Apple ...
  1. Latest Apple financial report, TL;DR: Still making money (though selling less iPhones) DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, VentureBeat, Fast Company, The Verge, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Bloomberg, CNET
Facebook ... 
  1. Facebook revenue hits $16.9 billion in Q4 2018 despite tumultuous year by DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Engadget, VentureBeat, The Verge, Fast Company
Microsoft ... 
  1. Microsoft reports $32.5 billion in Q2 2019 revenue: Azure up 76%, Surface up 39%, and LinkedIn up 29% by DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, The Verge ... and Microsoft

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. On campuses where they’re in the minority, black students have created group chats where they can share jokes and struggles alike. ..
  1. The Howard University College of Pharmacy was recently awarded an $85,899 grant to educate the region’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the dangers of opioid addiction and abuse. ...
  1. College admissions officials do not seem deterred by recent cases challenging affirmative action. ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. Trends in both the EDUCAUSE 2019 survey and the 2019 in survey point to the growing significance of student success and the student experience in higher education. w/
  1. New report finds academic libraries are buying fewer books than they used to, along with other findings
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  1. College endowment returns fell by a third in 2018 but were still positive, according to survey ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1. While competency-based education is spreading gradually, interest and optimism about it remain high, and experts say careful growth is best Story by
  1. "For all the talk about competency-based education being the next new thing, only a few colleges have such programs and they serve 'relatively small numbers of students.'" ...
  1. State of the Field: Findings from the 2018 National Survey of Postsecondary CBE - via
Online and blended ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Understand how technology can shape open educational materials. Register for the on February 5! ... EVENT -- 5 February 2019
  1. Join the community of faculty, instructional designers, and other digital learning leaders as we discuss: How Will the Future of Work Influence the Future of Learning? RSVP for reminders and updates! ... EVENT -- 12 February 2019
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen 
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Why is it so cold? Because the planet is dangerously hot ..
  1. There's a cavity two-thirds the size of Manhattan under a rapidly decaying Antarctic glacier, but I'm sure it's probably fine
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. U.N. says the U.S. and China ahead of competition for artificial intelligence patents ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
Top Story #1 ... Apple breaks Facebook, Google +++++++++
  1. Apple blocks Google’s internal apps on iOS devices ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Mashable, Ars Technica, Gizmodo, Fast Company
  1. US officials flagged cybersecurity as their greatest concern at Senate hearing ...
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen 
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Presenting the BEYA winners of 2019. ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. 6 Goals Every Wannabe Should Make for 2019
  1. 2018’s Top 7 R Packages for Data Science and AI
  1. What does your Kaggle profile communicate to recruiters? Read: "How to Find a Strong Developer Using StackOverflow and Kaggle" 👉
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... Assign To
  1. Work. Play. Hustle. Repeat. Only in Miami. During BlackTech Week, full pass conference holders can use our co-working space Tribe to get work done. Feb5 - 9. We are the only national innovation festival, specifically for founders of color Tix ... EVENT -- 5 to 9 February 2019
  1. Deep Learning is growing rapidly, both in capabilities and possibilities. Want to learn the latest breakthroughs on methods like GANs from the experts who are making them? Join us at in Boston April 30 - May 3. ... EVENT -- 30 April to 3 May 2019
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 5
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. ICYMI: As extreme weather becomes all too common, Bill McKibben reminds us in this 2017 essay why we must act, and what exactly is at stake. ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, Surprising and/or Fake News ... Half-Dozen - 1
Top Story #2 ... Homeland Security sting +++++++++
  1. The University of Farmington is not the Department of Homeland Security’s first fake foray into academe. . .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, NY Times, Washington Post, NPR
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  1. George Will, one of the last GOP principled White conservatives, writes fulsome praise for Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Black Democrat. ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!
  2. Just concluded a great meeting with my Intel team in the Oval Office who told me that what they said on Tuesday at the Senate Hearing was mischaracterized by the media - and we are very much in agreement on Iran, ISIS, North Korea, etc. Their testimony was distorted press....
  1. ....I would suggest you read the COMPLETE testimony from Tuesday. A false narrative is so bad for our Country. I value our intelligence community. Happily, we had a very good meeting, and we are all on the same page!
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