Digital Daily Dozen 2/27/17

Tegna Grabs Higher Political/Retrans Revs, Stock Climbs

TV station group Tegna registered similar benefits other station groups received in the fourth quarter — higher political advertising and retransmission revenues.  –Media Post


Facebook, Amazon, 7-Eleven Ranked Most ‘Mobile-Ready’ Brands

Brick-and-mortar convenience store retailer 7-Eleven is the most “mobile-ready” brand that isn’t inherently a digital media product, according to a new index ranking thousands of brands worldwide based on their mobile “readiness.”  –Media Post


Comcast to Stream YouTube on X1 Boxes

Full YouTube catalog to be integrated and searchable on MSO’s pay-TV platform along with support for X1 voice remote  –B&C


Pai Suggests Taking Internet Regulation Back to Clinton Era

The new Republican chairman of the FCC signaled this week he plans to roll internet regulation back to the start, reversing not only its reclassification as a public utility but rules that govern how providers manage web traffic.  –Inside Sources


FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AMs

As anticipated, the FCC adopted at its February 23 meeting a rule change to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. (The FCC signaled previously that such a change was forthcoming by releasing a draft decision three weeks before the meeting at which the item was voted upon.  –CommLawBlog


Smart cities at the center of Mobile World Congress

The big themes of Mobile World Congress (MWC) so far center around the internet of things, artificial intelligence and 5g wireless.  —Network World


FCC chief doesn’t plan to review AT&T–Time Warner merger

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that he doesn’t expect the commission to review AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, clearing the way for the Justice Department to very likely approve the deal.  –The Verge


Roborace finally reveals its self-driving racecar

Robot racing series Roborace finally pulled the wraps off its first real self-driving racecar. The British company behind the series showed off the “Robocar” for the first time ever in public during a press conference at Mobile World Congress today.  –The Verge


Security News This Week: The Latest Netflix Release Is a Personal Security Check-Up

IT WOULDN’T BE 2017 without regular internet-shaking security bugs fueling our nightmares. The crisis >du jour? a flaw in the internet infrastructure company Cloudflare that caused random data leakage from some of the company’s six million customer sites.  –Wired


Warren Buffett More Than Doubles Apple Stake, Now Owns $17 Billion Worth of Tech Giant’s Stock

Superstar investor Warren Buffett revealed Monday that he had more than doubled his stake in Apple, to own 2.5% of the tech giant — giving his Berkshire Hathaway company shares in Apple worth around $17 billion.  –Variety


A major security flaw means you have to change your passwords again

The security firm Cloudflare disclosed late Thursday that a long-running bug in its security systems may have leaked information, including potentially personal information, from thousands of sites including Uber, Fitbit and OKCupid.  –The Washington Post


FCC Starting Mock Assignment Phase Auction Feb. 28

The FCC will be holding a mock auction starting Feb. 28 (and going through March 2) for the assignment phase of its broadcast incentive spectrum auction as it prepares to wrap up that auction process.  –MCN




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. ________________________________________________________________