Digital Daily Dozen 3/2/17

Snap IPO: High price and big pop mean nothing

The slightly higher price for Snap Inc.’s much-anticipated initial public offering, set at $17 Wednesday night, is evidence of strong demand for the ephemeral messaging company, and that demand could send the price much higher in Thursday’s trading debut–Market Watch


Charter, ACA Weigh In on FCC Data Security Stay

ISPs seek rules unified with FTC approach to consumer privacy  –B&C


New Streaming Net to Focus on eSports

Cinedigm and The Wham Network Inc. are teaming on a new 24/7 streaming network focused on the hot eSports sector–MCN


Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features  –Recode


Boomers Out; Millennials In

According to the “Great Generational Shift” by RainmakerThinking, reported by Bruce Tulgan, “as the Baby Boomers’ slow but steady exodus from the workforce continues, the Second Wave Millennials continue entering the workforce in droves  –Media Post


NAB: Repack Time, Money Insufficient

A broadcaster witness representing the National Association of Broadcasters told a Senate panel Thursday that broadcasters still don’t think the 39-month timetable for repacking TV stations after the incentive auction and the $1.75 billion relocation fund will be sufficient.  -B&C


Comcast Bumps ‘Performance’ Speeds In Batch of Markets

Free speed boost for tier extended to subs in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Houston and Tucson  –MCN


Virginia is the first state to pass a law allowing robots to deliver straight to your door

Virginia has made robotics history. The commonwealth is the first state to pass legislation allowing delivery robots to operate on sidewalks and crosswalks across the state.  –Recode


Boston Dynamics’ New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel

IF YOU’RE EVER feeling down, do yourself a favor and watch some footage from the 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge. This competition of bipedal beasts put robots up against a number of challenges, from turning valves to driving a car.  –Wired


AT&T likely bid for less than $2.4B on spectrum in FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction

In a recent filing with the government, AT&T said that its bids in the ongoing 600 MHz incentive auction should be well below the amount it made in deposits to the FCC prior to the start of the auction. One analyst calculated that AT&T likely made around $2.4 billion worth of deposits to the FCC to participate in the auction.  –Fierce Wireless


House Dems push FCC to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures

House Democrats on Thursday introduced a slew of bills aimed at making the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) strengthen its cybersecurity policies.  –The Hill


5G Shines New Light on Backhaul Testing

Multiple vendors and industry organizations at Mobile World Congress this week focused on 5G buildout but also stressed the importance of backhaul for their plans  –Light Reading


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. ________________________________________________________________