Digital Daily Dozen 2/13/17

Oracle has filed an appeal in its copyright lawsuit against Google

Oracle has appealed a May ruling that favored Google’s use of software that Oracle claimed did not fall under fair use.  –Recode


BBC Worldwide Joins Forces With Endemol Shine Brazil

Great narratives know no borders. That’s one reason BBC Worldwide sought out Endemol Shine Brazil for a new partnership intended to take advantage of both Brazil’s potential and growth in the Latin American television industry–Promax BDA


Ford to invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence for your car

Over the next five years, Ford will pour $1 billion into an artificial-intelligence company tasked with developing the technology that one day will drive its autonomous vehicles–The Washington Post


Verizon is launching a new unlimited data plan. Here are the details.

After months of scoffing at the thought, Verizon seems ready to concede that unlimited data is really making a comeback in the wireless industry.  –The Washington Post


Early 2017, TV/Digital Media Spend Hits $193 Million

One month into 2017 and media spending by new and existing TV networks and digital platforms continues to climb.  –Media Post


Facebook Reassures Advertisers, Undergoes MRC Audit

As part of a broader effort to win back the trust of brands and business partners, Facebook is subjecting itself to an audit by the Media Rating Council (MRC).  –Media Post


What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to be repacked)

The FCC’s confidential letters to television stations that did not submit successful bids to relinquish their spectrum in the reverse auction could arrive in broadcaster mailboxes any day now–Wiley on Media


Women Startup Challenge Europe to Award €50K to Tech Startups

How do we disrupt a tech culture that’s made it difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital?  –Huffington Post


Shouldering the ‘Undo’ Burden

New FCC chairman Ajit Pai starts reshaping the regulatory landscape.  –Multi Channel News


House Slates FCC Reauthorization Hearing

The House Communications Subcommittee will hold an FCC reauthorization hearing March 8.  –B&C


W. VA. Public Broadcasting on Governor’s Chopping Block

The future of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, whose PBS and NPR affiliates serve the entire state, is in jeopardy following Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal Wednesday to eliminate its state funding in the upcoming fiscal year.  –B&C


Genachowski: Auction Was ‘Amazing Success’

Reaction was swift to the conclusion Friday of the clock phase of the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction, including from the former FCC chairman under whose watch the National Broadband Plan was drawn up and the auction proposed and a current commissioner who has some issues.  –B&C




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.