Digital Daily Dozen 03/13/2014

Consumer Trust Still the Biggest Hurdle for Native Advertisers

A new study conducted by Nielsen on behalf of InPowered, a technology startup, found that consumers are actually quite sophisticated in how they utilize different sources in the buying process. And they, in fact, favor third-party articles by journalists (what the research calls "trusted content").

Nearly 1,000 Entities File “Expressions of Interest” in FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiment Proceeding

The FCC’s planned rural broadband experiments have garnered enormous interest from a variety of communications and network service providers. The FCC has received nearly 1,000 proposals from rural telcos, cable ops, wireless ISPs, and from schools and libraries, research and education networks, and communities.

Reps Propose Talks About DirecTV, INSP TV Impasse

Family channel INSP TV and its absence from DirecTV became a topic of some conversation at the House Communications Subcommittee hearing on satellite legislation last week, with at least two legislators saying they wanted to get together with DirecTV to try to work it out.

Eshoo Has Issues With STELA Draft

If the ranking member is any indication, the Democrats on the House Communications Subcommittee have a bone or two to pick with the STELA draft. Rep. Anna Eshoo said that she had been working with Rep. Steve Scalise on video reform legislation in a bipartisan manner, but she could not say the same for the STELA draft.

FCC’s Pai in Mumbai: U.S. Broadband, Video Have Formed Virtuous Cycle

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai may have issues with the particulars of U.S. government communications regulatory policy, but in a speech to an international audience, he spoke in broad strokes about the success of U.S. policies that are based in promoting competition and spurring investment.

Digital ad spending poised to overtake TV

Digital ad spending has overtaken out of home, radio, magazine and newspaper spending over the past few years. Now, finally, it’s poised to slip ahead of the one medium that’s long been out ahead of everything else: television.

Beats Hopes to Serve Up Music in a Novel Way

Beats Music isn’t a Spotify killer, but its emphasis on playlists curated by music industry stars and industry experts is worth a second listen.

Roseanne Barr Sued by George Zimmerman’s Parents For Tweeting Address

The lawsuit alleges that Barr’s tweets were "an open and obvious call for vigilante justice and were intended… to cause a lynch mob to descend" on the couple’s home.

SXSW 2014: Journalism’s Future Tied to Social, Mobile, Data

Amid the frenzy of SXSW Interactive were a few fundamental themes: 1) mobile is here to stay; 2) social media is the lifeblood of anyone with content to share and 3) data privacy will become a commodity given today’s surveillance state.

Pew: Direct Visitors to News Sites ‘More Engaged’
News outlets invest heavily to court web readers from Facebook and Google search results, but such referred traffic may be fleeting, according to Pew Research Center. Visitors who type web addresses or have bookmarked favorite news sites are the most engaged readers.


“Can you stream me now?" If the answer is no, you’re probably going to be looking at the spinning wheel of death on your laptop for a very long time. After making a big, bold promise to wire every corner of America, the telecom giants are running away from their vow to provide nationwide broadband service by 2020.

Sprint Chair Masayoshi Son lambasted the Internet service currently available to US consumers as “horrible” — way too slow and way too costly — even the Internet service offered currently by his own company, the nation’s No. 3 wireless carrier. But he said he could fix that, if Sprint were allowed to merge to merge with T-Mobile.

Facebook Used to Infect Computers with Malware
The National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect user computers with malware since 2010, according to a new report. And at times the agency pretended to be Facebook to install its malware. Facebook said it had no knowledge of the NSA program.,0,3491724.story#axzz2vqcsLTRn

The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is.