Sunday, February 10, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/9/19

Last update: Sunday 2/10/19 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Amazon reconsidering HQ2 in New York City ... Other top stories = Alphabet/Google quarterly report ... Germany sharply curtails Facebook's collection of user data ... Bezos blasts attempted blackmail by Enquirer

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 2/9/19

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

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... Amazon reconsiders NYC +++++++++
  1. Amazon is re-evaluating its planned $2.5 billion investment in New York City in the face of local opposition ... ....DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NYTimes, Washington Post, CNET, Bloomberg, TechCrunch
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1. Donations are still being counted by Bennett College, which raised $8.2 million to save it from having to close its doors. ... ....DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse Issues, Education Dive, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
  1. Morgan State gets funding to join group of schools researching blockchain, cryptocurrency - Baltimore Business Journal
  1. just received the highest classification from the newest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education catalog as “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity.”
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. It is "the first time we’ve seen declines across two consecutive years," said the president of the Council of Graduate Schools, which crunched the numbers. ...
  1. Most of MIT’s partnerships with the kingdom are faculty-led research projects, the president said, and a wholesale severance of ties could intrude on faculty autonomy. ... ... ....DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Bloomberg, Washington Post
Online and blended ...
  1. ICYMI: "Without digital, would be in far worse shape than it is now." Jeff Seaman. (2018)
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. The community of faculty, instructional designers, entrepreneurs and other digital learning leaders will be discussing the and more on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. RSVP and let us know if you'll join in! ... EVENT -- Tues12 Feb 19
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2
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Top Story #1 ... Alphabet/Google quarterly +++++++++
  1. Last year was tumultuous for Google's parent company, Alphabet. But one thing didn't change: Strong financial results. ... ....DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Fast Company, VentureBeat
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. What distinguished Wednesday’s events in Washington was that accepted climate science was front and center: There was no disputing the fact that the Earth’s climate is rapidly changing and that human activity is to blame. ...
  1. Weather and climate-related disasters cost the US $80 billion in 2018, but go ahead and say climate change isn’t real ...
  1. Warming temperatures and their effects on phytoplankton mean the ocean will look very different ...
Internet of Things, the Cloud, 5G ...
  1. 5G networks could bring 'unlimited data' to your phone in 2019
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Germany restricts Facebook +++++++++
  1. On Thursday, Germany’s antitrust regulator ruled that was exploiting consumers by requiring them to agree to such intensive data collection in order to have an account. And yes, it's a big deal. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Guardian, NPR, TechCrunch
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. It’s and we’re excited to pass the mic to our Tech Divas with the launch of our campaign! Our Tech Divas are the future leaders in technology, + they're ready to share their, hopes, dreams, advice for 28 straight days of ! Enjoy!
  1. Reshaping the Future Capital: A Talk on Regulation Marginalization and Breakthrough w/ David Wilson + – at CIC Miami
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Adrian D. Williams receives Outstanding Technical Contribution Award. ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. We recently ran a Data Science for Good challenge with where worked to reduce police incidents that involved use-of-force. Take a look at their awesome submissions:
  1. Industries hitting that sweet spot between needing a data scientist and being able to afford one are better places to look than your standard, generalized job search. Here are five key fields to watch in 2019 and beyond. ...
Assign To
  1. 7 Steps to Mastering Basic Machine Learning with Python — 2019 Edition
  1. Can't find data scientists? Don't worry about it "New study says five factors are democratizing , potentially easing the talent shortage."
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. 10 Trending Data Science Topics at ODSC East 2019 ... EVENT -- 30 April to 3 May 2019
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. This is the core truth of our time: We have left the stable climate era that gave rise to civilization. Our society is brittle, and our new context—for generations to come—will be constant change. ...
  1. Beyond the Transcript: Three Benefits of Comprehensive Learner Records
  1. Famed investor Roger McNamee once advised Facebook. Now he’s certain it’s destroying our democracy by ... DLL Editor's note -- McNamee's negative views of Facebook and his book "Zucked" also discussed by VentureBeat, NY Times, The Guardian
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. On June 27, 2017, a piece of malware called NotPetya infected computers across the globe. It crippled ports, paralyzed corporations, and froze government agencies. This is the untold story of the most devastating cyberattack in history ...
  1. The movement of workers to the less productive parts of the economy could help explain why, despite the spread of information technology, robots and other inventions driven by artificial intelligence, overall productivity growth remains sluggish ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen - 2
Top Story  #3... Bezos rejects blackmail +++++++++
  1. Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer threatened to reveal his nude photos ....DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Gizmodo, Mashable, Engadget, CNET, Fast Company

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  1. Each revelation from Robert Mueller and the other investigations around Trump point in a consistent direction: A relatively small, regularly overlapping circle of people, both American and Russian, constantly lying and covering up their contacts together. ...

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative. When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President.....
  1. ....The fact is, when I took over as President, our Country was a mess. Depleted Military, Endless Wars, a potential War with North Korea, V.A., High Taxes & too many Regulations, Border, Immigration & HealthCare problems, & much more. I had no choice but to work very long hours!

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