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November 13, 2012
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  Consumer Satellite Industry News 
  • ViaSat beats forecasts, sees "steady progress" on Exede
    ViaSat netted 24,000 customers for its Exede broadband satellite service in the company's second quarter in what CEO Mark Dankberg described as "steady progress" for the service, which now has 429,000 subscribers. The company's revenues exceeded analysts' predictions, propelled partly by sales from government contracts, although the cost of subsidizing consumer satellite gear contributed to its overall loss. San Diego Union-Tribune (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Let Them Go! Shed the Business Fears Holding You Back
If your business growth has stalled, it could be because you haven't let go of the worries holding you back. It's time to let them go and move on. Read the featured article to learn more.

  Technology, Manufacturing & Trends 
  • Get ready for the hot new product in home tech: The TV set
    Nearly 16% of system integrators attending recent industry conferences said television is "the most exciting technology you see on the horizon," Julie Jacobson notes in this blog post. One in 10 attendees specifically cited 4K TV, now officially known as Ultra HD, and 8K TV as promising products, she adds. (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Home networking set to grow with MoCA devices
    Consumers are expected to spend $46 billion over the next four years on home networking devices such as multimedia-over-coaxial cable devices. A report from Infonetics predicts that multiscreen video will drive sales of MoCA devices. (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retailers must prep for holiday shoppers on mobile devices
    Some 55.3% of gadget owners plan to use their smartphone or tablet during this year's holiday shopping season, for a variety of tasks from product research to comparing prices to making purchases, according to Prosper Mobile Insights. “It’ll be up to retailers this holiday season to provide shoppers with value propositions they can’t resist — turning the showroom into a selling floor," said director Pam Goodfellow. Internet Retailer (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Delivering Higher Subscriber Quality of Experience
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  Business News You Can Use 
  • Advice for paying quarterly estimated taxes
    Even part-time business owners might be required to pay quarterly estimated taxes. Entrepreneurs with gross income of less than $150,000 can avoid penalties by submitting payments equal to the previous year's, according to New York tax attorney Julian Block. "Even if you fail to calculate how high your income is going to be, if you pay in a certain amount, you are assured you won't be subject to any penalties," he explains. Intuit Small Business Blog (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
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  SBCA News 
  • SBCA Retailers -- Info on how to renew your membership
    Get a head start on 2013 and renew your SBCA Membership today! You can renew online by using a credit card. If you prefer to submit a check, please fill out this form and send your check to: SBCA Membership, 1100 17th St NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C. 20036. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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