Digital Daily Dozen 1/17/17

Wheeler Makes Last Stand for Net Neutrality

Tom Wheeler gave his last speech as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Friday, and made one last plea to Republicans not to reverse course on privacy and net neutrality rules that define his legacy.  Inside Sources


Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent — as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and recall others sold with redesigned software.  Network World


Elon Musk’s Hyperloop might not debut in the U.S. — and that’s a good thing

So says outgoing U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, on the latest episode of Recode Decode.  If he had more time as America’s transportation secretary, Anthony Foxx says he would want to work on rail projects across the country.  -Recode


Samsung Succession in Disarray as Lee Criminal Case Advances

The long-orchestrated plan to cement Jay Y. Lee’s position atop Samsung Group may put him in jail instead, raising questions about who would step in to run South Korea’s biggest conglomerate in the aftermath.  -Bloomberg


Trump Meets With FCC’s Pai

President-elect Donald Trump met Jan. 16 with FCC senior Republican commissioner Ajit Pai, according to transition and future White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who said it was the President-elect’s last meeting of the day Monday.  -B&C


First Time: Fox Inserts Local TV Ads In Super Bowl Live Streaming

For the first time since TV networks have been simultaneously streaming the Super Bowl along with their traditional linear airing of the game, a network will be featuring local advertising from their TV affiliates in the digital broadcast.  -Media Post


TV Ratings: NFL Playoff Nabs 48.5 Million Viewers, Best Telecast Since Super Bowl

This robust postseason NFL bears no resemblance to the dampened league seen at the top of the season. Sunday’s playoff games were huge, for Fox and NBC, with Fox’s earlier showing on track to be the biggest U.S. telecast since the Super Bowl.  -The Hollywood Reporter

Lyft co-founder’s vision to ‘end traffic’: congestion-priced roads

In a Medium post penned with co-founder Logan Green, Zimmer said companies like Lyft can work with the federal government to adopt a series of initiatives aimed at staving off gridlock — starting with congestion-priced roads.  -Washington Post


FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently misrepresenting that it had constructed 28 and 39 GHz licenses on applications to renew those licenses!  -CommLawBlog


How safe is Federal IT? Millennials more likely to trade caution for digital productivity

According to security firm Forcepoint, millennial’s behaviour poses significant risk to federal IT systems.  -ZDNet


PBS Launches National 24/7 PBS Kids Channel – TCA

PBS announced this morning it will launch the first-ever national 24/7 PBS Kids channel, provided by member stations across the country on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms.  -Deadline

Amazon to accept food stamps

This summer, Amazon will begin accepting food stamps to pay for online grocery orders as part of a pilot program along with six other companies.  -USA Today



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.