Digital Daily Dozen 10/17/2013

D.C. Judge Won’t Modify FilmOn Injunction

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer has told FilmOn it can’t deliver TV station signals to Boston as part of its online video service, despite a ruling in a district court there that Aereo could continue operating its similar TV station delivery service.


Vice Will Create Free Music, Videos for BitTorrent Under Growing Partnership

In the next phase of the growing partnership between Vice Media and BitTorrent, Vice will create song bundles, short films and media with musicians for users of the file-sharing service. The two companies previously worked together on a Madonna bundle.



Not long from now, cars will start talking to other cars. Wearable technology will put the Internet on your body. Phones won’t just be for interacting with the Web anymore; they’ll also start to respond to other inanimate objects around them. All of this stuff depends on radio signals moving back and forth.



Is the US losing control of the Internet? That’s how some are interpreting a statement by ten organizations central to the net’s operation. “With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer net standards and resources initiated a break with three decades of US dominance of Internet governance”



Pick your poison: Do you more object to Big Government or Big Business? After all, neither of those two institutions gives us much reason these days to be particularly comfortable. And the collision, and need for choice is staring us in the face when it comes to the net where the FCC is squaring off against mega-companies


Netflix to Test Extra Features from Original Shows
Netflix plans to bring DVD-style extras to its original programming. If testing with the company’s original shows goes well, the online video outfit may go back and offer “supplemental content” for more of its catalog. Netflix has a growing stock of popular original programming.


Facebook Relaxes Rules to Keep Grip on Teenagers
Facebook has begun allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the Internet. The move may spur teens to spend more time on Facebook instead of other services, such as Snapchat, that are becoming more popular hangouts among younger people.


Pew: Majority of Young Americans ‘Graze’ for News
Old habits die hard, and a new study has revealed that older Americans who are holding tight onto television and print in order to consume their news may be on an entirely different schedule than younger Americans who have moved on with the digital age.


Mobile accounts for 33% of Google ad clicks
Smartphones and tablets now account for a third of all clicks on Google ads, but third-quarter data from The Search Agency suggest little effect from Google’s new Enhanced Campaigns. “Enhanced Campaigns really hasn’t changed the landscape in terms of performance.”


Feds add texts, automatic dialing to marketing regulations
Federal regulators introduced rules that will require marketers to gain “prior express written consent” from cellphone users in expanding provisions of Telecommunication Consumer Protection Act. The FCC tightened the rules by extending them to SMS text messaging and automatic dialing systems.


Internet infrastructure groups move away from US gov’t over spying
After recent revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance of Internet communications, the coordination of the Internet’s technical infrastructure should move away from U.S. government oversight, said 10 groups involved in the Internet’s technical governance.


Forecast: TV Revs On Online To Hit $35B

Television revenues coming from online platforms — including over-the-top TV services — are estimated to more than double in revenue from their current levels in five years. By 2018, worldwide TV revenues from online and OTT businesses will reach nearly $35 billion — up from nearly $16 billion expected in 2013.


NIH Using Twitter to Study Depression

Major depressive disorder affects roughly one out of six people (16.2% of the population) at some point in their lifetime, but it can still be difficult to study because many sufferers don’t seek treatment. However the rise of social media gives researchers another channel for gathering data on depression, as people share more.


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.