More cable industry news from around the Web:
> RCN has a new app for TiVo-enabled set-tops that displays caller ID information on subscribers' TV screens. Story.
> Mediacom is seeking government funding for a pilot program to bring high-speed broadband to Iowa farms. Story.
> Noted net neutrality scholar Tim Wu is running for lieutenant governor of New York. Story.
> TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton will eschew building their own hardware box of their QPlay video service and will instead launch it on Google's Chromecast. Story.
> Digital media advertising is now bigger than national TV advertising and will surpass total TV advertising by 2018. Story.
And finally … Sales of licensed entertainment merchandise rose 4.3 percent last year to $51.44 billion. Story.