What's Next in the Volatile Pay-TV Services Market?


There has been an erosion in penetration of pay-TV subscriptions in the United States. They have fallen from a high of 86 percent in 2014 to 83 percent in early 2017, based on Parks Associates recent consumer research. Despite signs in late 2015 and early 2016 that the U.S. cable TV industry finally had reversed years of subscriber losses, the numbers declined again for most cable operators late that same year. Over-the-top video services often are viewed as the primary driver for the declining pay-TV subscriber trend.

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Yale archaeologists make amazing ancient Egyptian 'billboard' discovery

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium have discovered the earliest-known ‘billboard-sized’ hieroglyphs in the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab.

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Data on nearly 200 million US voters exposed in huge GOP contractor leak

The personal details of nearly 200 million voters have been accidentally exposed in the largest U.S. leak of voter data, according to a security expert.

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Baby star’s ‘crying’ solves a stellar mystery

Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn star , revealing the complex interplay between the star’s magnetism and centrifugal forces.

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Broader Scope of Russian Election Cyberattacks Revealed


Federal and state officials have confirmed that cyberattacks against state voting systems during the 2016 election were more widespread than previously disclosed to the public, but they said the heightened activity did not impact final vote tallies. The confirmations follow Tuesday’s Bloomberg report, citing three unnamed sources, that attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election were much greater than previously disclosed to the public. Still, officials pushed back on the revelation that 39 states were “hit” by Russian attackers.

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Google bets on modular homes to help employees with soaring housing costs

Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

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Surface Laptop Review Roundup: Nice Hardware, Windows 10 S Disappoints

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Reviews of the Windows 10 S-equipped Surface Laptop have hit the ground — is this the Surface for regular users, or another niche device?

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99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years.

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Ancient Aztec temple and ball court uncovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of a Aztec temple and ceremonial ball court in the heart of Mexico City, according to media reports.

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PCIe 5.0 Arriving in 2019 With 4x More Bandwidth Than PCIe 3.0

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PCI-SIG has announced that PCIe 4.0 specification is finished — and it plans to have PCIe 5.0 ready to go by 2019.

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Intel Core i7-7740K Shatters Overclocking Records, Hits 7.5GHz Thanks to Liquid Helium

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Intel’s new Kaby Lake-X CPUs have shattered world overclocking records when tested on liquid helium.

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Artificial intelligence can now predict if someone will die in the next 5 years

Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an AI that’s able to look at the CT scans of patients, and predict whether they’ll live through the next five years. And that’s a good thing.

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Managing Commissions to Boost Sales Productivity


Ask salespeople and they’ll tell you: They don’t have enough time in the day to sell. That’s not because the laws of physics cause salespeople to move through time faster than the rest of us — it’s because salespeople are pulled in many directions over the course of a day, cutting into their selling time. Actual selling takes up just 36 percent of the average salesperson’s time, a recent Salesforce study indicated. Another recent study found only about one-third of the average salesperson’s time was spent with customers.

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If you're hoping humans find evidence of life on Mars, scientists have some very good news

Despite all of the breathtaking photos, video, observations, and scientific discoveries that have happened so far on Mars — thanks to probes, rovers, and the like — there’s one burning question that remains completely unanswered: was there ever life there?

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Two gigantic black holes spotted merging into one terrifying monster

Two black holes have been spotted merging to form a gigantic space monster so huge it could swallow up our entire planet and then snack on the rest of the solar system.

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