Digital Daily Dozen 2/8/17

OTA Broadcasting: Let Stations Under Repack Hood

OTA Broadcasting—which was formed in 2011 by computer pioneer Michael Dell to buy up stations presumably to offer up in the FCC spectrum auction so the spectrum could be repurposed for wireless broadband—has asked the FCC to let private industry help out more in the post-auction repack.  –B&C


Live Mobile Video Traffic to Grow 39-Fold in Next Five Years

Looks like Facebook and Twitter are onto something with their aggressive investments in live video: Live video streaming on mobile devices is about to grow by 39 times in the next five years, Cisco predicted in its newest Mobile Visual Networking Index forecast.  –Variety


IBM and Ericsson tout 5G array advance for IoT, virtual reality

IBM and Ericsson said the end result of a two-year collaboration is a silicon-based 5G millimeterWave (mmWave) phased array circuit.  –Network World


Personalized Learning Gets Boost From Federal Reviewers

Personalized learning, or the use of technology to custom-deliver a tailored curriculum to each student based on their needs, has long been an area of emphasis and optimism for education policymakers and influencers.  –Inside Sources.  –Inside Sources


Apple beat Samsung in smartphone shipments for the first time in 5 years

Apple reclaimed the top spot of the smartphone market last quarter for the first time since 2011, in large part due to the release of new iPhones and Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7s.  –Business Insider


The Email Privacy Act Moves Toward Senate Vote, Again

The stage for a Senate showdown on digital privacy was set Monday when the House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act for the second consecutive year, this time by a voice vote.  –Media Post


Google’s $5.5 Million Safari Hack Settlement Gains Final Approval

A federal judge has approved Google’s $5.5 million settlement of a class-action alleging that it violated Safari users’ privacy by circumventing their no-tracking settings.  –Media Post


For First Time, FTC Says TV Viewing Data Is Sensitive Data

Smart-TV marketer Vizio settled what appears to be the first TV data-related case for the Federal Trade Commission on Monday…  –Adage


The Flip Side: Digging In to Trump’s FTC Pick on Net Neutrality, Privacy

We’ve heard a lot recently about what new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai thinks about measures like net neutrality and broadband privacy. But in the event that these items revert back to the control of the FTC, it’ll be equally important to know the stance of Maureen Ohlhausen, President Donald Trump’s pick to head that Commission.  –Wireless Week


Is VR in trouble? Facebook closes hundreds of Oculus demo stations at Best Buy stores

Ask any expert: you’ve gotta try virtual reality before you can understand its true potential.  So it wouldn’t be a particularly good sign if, say, Facebook was having a hard time getting people to try in-store demos of its Oculus Rift VR headset.  –CNet


CBS, Nielsen renew deal for local TV measurement

Nielsen signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Stations for Local Television Measurement. The new deal covers local market ratings for CBS owned and operated stations in 17 U.S. markets.  –Fierce Cable


Disney’s cable network operating income fell 11% because of ESPN

The company’s Cable Networks division’s revenues fell 2% to $4.4 billion and operating income decreased 11% to $0.9 billion. Disney pinned the decrease in operating income on ESPN.  –Fierce Cable




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.