Digital Daily Dozen 2/23/17

FCC Unanimously Approves ATSC 3.0 Rollout Proposal

Chairman Pai says it is way to boost still-indispensable broadcasting service.  –B&C


Markey, Interest Groups Vow to Fight Rollback of Privacy Rules

Say CRA reversal would open up ‘unregulated Wild West’  –B&C


NTIA Offers Expanded Federal Government Spectrum Use Reports

Chart now includes the 5 GHz to 6 GHz range  –Radio


China Sends Record-Breaking 1000 Drones Into the Skies

To celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year, China’s city of Guangzhou opted for a more high-tech version of the traditional lantern festival. The city sent a record-breaking 1000 drones into the sky simultaneously, creating a light show unlike any other.  –Creative Planet Network


FCC OK’s First Unlicensed LTE in 5 GHz

The Federal Communications Commission this morning announced that it had “just authorized the first LTE-U—LTE for unlicensed—devices in the 5 GHz band.”  –TV Technology


Google brings voice typing, Google Doodles, and 15 new languages to Gboard iOS keyboard app

Google is rolling out a handful of notable updates to its Gboard keyboard app for iOS today, including new languages and a nifty new voice typing feature.  –Venture Beat


AirMap, an airspace management platform for drones, raises $26 million from Microsoft, Qualcomm, others

AirMap, which provides an airspace management platform for drones, has raised $26 million in a Series B round led by Microsoft Ventures, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Airbus Ventures, Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, General Catalyst, and Lux Capital.  –Venture Beat


Verizon: FiOS Adult Content Displays Will Be Opt-In

Verizon this year will start requiring new FiOS customers to opt-in to see the display of adult content. That’s according to a letter from its CEO to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), specifically to president Patrick Trueman and senior VP and executive director Dawn Hawkins.  –B&C


Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

LOOK AT ECONOMIC data closely and the trends aren’t pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth. Automation is obviating more and more jobs.  –Wired


Google gives $11.5M to racial justice groups

Google is handing out $11.5 million in grants to organizations combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, double what it has given so far.

–USA Today


Arris buys Ruckus wireless and ICX switch biz from Brocade for $800M

As expected, Arris has confirmed the $800 million purchase of the Ruckus wireless and ICX switching operations from Brocade Communications.  –Fierce Cable


Verizon top candidate for Dish’s spectrum, but timing uncertain

Verizon has emerged as the most likely candidate to make a deal for Dish Network’s substantial spectrum assets, according to multiple analysts. But that doesn’t mean it will happen any time soon.  –Fierce Wireless





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. ________________________________________________________________