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February 26, 2013
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  • DISH adds 78,000 broadband subscribers in mixed quarter
    DISH Network netted 14,000 new customers in the fourth quarter as well as 78,000 for its dishNet broadband service to bring its total high-speed Internet base to 183,000 subscribers, the company announced. For the year, DISH said it gained 89,000 customers after losing 166,000 in 2011. DISH's quarterly revenues, which slipped by 1.2%, were in line with analysts' predictions. Multichannel News (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DIRECTV is bullish on "TV Everywhere" expansion
    DIRECTV will expand its "TV Everywhere" efforts this year, CEO Mike White told analysts, saying it was an important element to competing against cable companies' multiplatform products. DIRECTV Everywhere offers on-demand programming from 36 cable networks. White also said the company will put more marketing resources behind its Genie multiroom-DVR service and concentrate on improving "search, discovery and social networking" features across various devices. Multichannel News (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HughesNet's Gen4 helps pad EchoStar's base in fourth quarter
    EchoStar added about 43,000 customers in the fourth quarter from its offering of HughesNet's Gen4 high-speed Internet service, the company said. EchoStar also noted that the broadband operation has driven sales particularly in rural areas without access to DSL or cable-modem services. "We are very pleased with the early results of Gen4 and look for the consumer business to be a primary growth factor going forward," EchoStar CEO Mike Dugan said after the company reported earnings last week. FierceCable (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology, Manufacturing & Trends 
  • Samsung debuts Android-based home media center
    Samsung Electronics has introduced HomeSync, an Android Jelly Bean-based media center for streaming games, movies and television shows to TV sets. The company's Galaxy smartphones can also use the box to stream photos and videos to TVs. HomeSync, which will be available in April, is expected to provide competition for the Apple TV media box. CNET (2/24), Network World/IDG News Service (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How integrators can sell accessories for home theaters
    System integrators can increase their profits by learning how to sell furniture, racks, mounts and seating for home theaters, this article asserts. Gerry Lemay of the Home Acoustics Alliance advises that seats should be made with cloth fabric, since leather can reflect images. (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business News You Can Use 
  • Household demographics shift demands product, marketing rethink
    The shifting demographics of households within the U.S. have many businesses rethinking how they develop, package and market their products. As single-parent, multi-generational, non-family, and one-person households are chipping away at the norm that was mom, dad, 2.5 children and a dog. This article details what ZIP codes around the U.S. are seeing the greatest shift and what the "new normal" might look like in the years to come. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 ways to make filing your taxes easier
    You can make preparing your taxes less of a headache by using accounting software to record your expenses, backing up key files on your computer and holding on to key documents, according to tax expert Russell Fox. Entrepreneur online (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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