Digital Daily Dozen 1/11/17

FCC Okays Nexstar-Media General Merger

The FCC’s Media Bureau has approved the Nexstar-Media General merger. That came in an order published on the FCC website Wednesday.


Tech luminaries team up on $27M AI ethics fund

Artificial intelligence technology is becoming an increasingly large part of our daily lives. While those developments have led to cool new features, they’ve also presented a host of potential problems


Mozilla’s Holiday Brand Project Was a Data Privacy Pop-up in NYC

During prime holiday shopping season, a tech company lured unsuspecting passersby into a brightly lit storefront on Mulberry Street in Lower Manhattan.


NBC Gains More Viewers With NFL, Golden Globes

NBC moved into an ever-better top ratings position among key viewers with an NFL playoff game and the “Golden Globes.”


Study: Gen Z more discriminating, more advertising-resistant than Gen X or Y

A massive new demographically segmented study from Kantar Millward Brown presents an instructive (and challenging) set of findings for marketers trying to reach younger audiences.


Yes, Virtual Reality and 360 Video Are Relevant. Here’s Why.

Why is VR relevant? Because Taco Bell is in the VR business. Well, not EXACTLY, but it was giving away limited edition PlayStation VR headsets last month to a few lucky winners who bought a “$5 Box.”



Football, ‘Globes’ Help NBC To Another

Nielsen says NBC’s telecast of the NFL playoff game between Detroit and Seattle was the week’s most-watched show with nearly 27 million viewers.


Karina Kogan Exits Participant Media to Join Turner’s TBS and TNT as SVP of Digital Media

Karina Kogan has joined Turner’s TBS and TNT to serve as senior VP of digital media and products, after previously heading digital at Participant Media.



One of the first actions set for consideration by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission is likely a vote to ease regulations on radio and television stations


Hulu to combine live TV with on-demand service

Attention cable cord cutters: Hulu is about to get live.


Microsoft agrees to Windows 10 adjustments with Swiss data watchdog

Switzerland’s data protection czar will not take Microsoft to court after the U.S. company agreed to adopt recommendations for improving data processing transparency for its Windows 10 operating system, the government agency said.


Nearly 3 Million Users Tuned in to Twitter’s Golden Globes Red Carpet Livestream

Around 2.7 million Twitter users on Sunday evening viewed the digital platform’s red carpet livestreaming collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) for the Golden Globe Awards.




The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi or Heather Vaughn 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.