Sling TV is now the biggest internet-based live TV service

Sling TV is a television streaming service that’s owned by Dish Network. It recently reported a total of 2.21 million subscribers, which means that it is now the world’s largest internet-based service for live TV, according to TechCrunch. The Dish Network-owned service beats out competitors from companies like AT&T’s DirecTV Now, which boasts 1 million subscribers, or Playstation’s Vue streaming service.

Sling TV calls itself a la carte TV because its subscribers can choose what they want to pay for. The streaming service has everything from ESPN and NFL Network to FX and AMC shows and movies. It’s likely the service’s variety that has made it successful.

Sling TV is also one of the oldest TV streaming services out there. It appeared in 2015, beating the competition to the punch. It managed to garner a customer base early on and has only grown that base and expanded its offerings since its launch.

While sling is extremely successful and likely will be in the future, it will most likely have a more difficult time in the future to expand its customer base. There are simply more streaming services out there now. HBO NOW, Starz, Showtime, and CBS All Access are just a few of the streaming services currently available and more are likely to pop up as time goes on. These other streaming services are booming, too, and many will soon offer live TV much like Sling TV does.

With that said, Sling TV shows no signs of slowing down. It’s reported 2.21 million subscribers came at the end of 2017. That’s up considerably from the company’s reported subscriber numbers of 1.5 million the previous year.

Dish’s business has taken a bit of a hit due to the switch from traditional paid TV to live streaming TV. For Q4 of 2017, the company reported $3.48 billion in revenue, which is down from $3.75 billion for the same quarter of 2016. For the year, Dish reported a total revenue of $14.39 billion. That’s down from $15.21 billion in 2016.

Relying on Investment Guidance from Paul Mampilly

With an uncanny ability to anticipate the best-performing stocks, Paul Mampilly relies on his knowledge and hard work to achieve the remarkable success that characterizes his career. After earning almost unprecedented success as a hedge fund manager on Wall Street, he walked away with a commitment to share his knowledge with the ordinary investor. His three subscription services give anyone an opportunity to find his recommendations through Profits Unlimited, Extreme Fortunes and True Momentum.

The Daily Forex Report cites GoingUpness as the system that he uses for choosing stocks for his subscription services. With it, he has recommended winning performers for two consecutive years. Some “new and less experienced investors” who accepted Mampilly’s guidance on his Profits Unlimited service realized a 200 percent profit from the Internet of Things (IoT) stocks that he identified as winners. His purpose in Profits Unlimited is to “introduce low-risk investments” that have potential to “explode higher as trends reshape the investing landscape” by focusing on millennials and the IoT. In True Momentum, he shows investors how to “grab gains of at least 100 percent” with risk at the moderate level.

Paul Mampilly claims a 305 percent increase in his account in only one year by using the recommendations that he provides to subscribers. Extreme Fortunes lets him guide members to results that his research shows earn substantial profits every year with an average of “43 stocks rallying 1000 percent or more.” His recommendations for Extreme Fortunes include naming the company that he predicts as the leader of the precision medicine revolution that he expects to capture an increasing share of the healthcare market.

Choosing Marijuana Stocks or Not

As the legalization of marijuana makes it available in 30 states as well as the District of Columbia for recreational or medicinal use and promises billions of dollars of profits, it is easy to assume that Mampilly considers it a good bet. In a move that may surprise people who follow the market, he does not recommend them at all. His expectation of the potential for the IoT shows in his projection that it has a much brighter future than the marijuana business. The company that he touts in his video makes the technology chip that can connect the millions and millions of devices that everyone uses every day to make them communicate and create the IoT. Paul Mampilly values the invention so highly that he refers to the science behind it as the key to the “second Industrial Revolution.” He makes sure that his more than 100,000 readers know about it. With his unique ability to separate winners from losers, he rejects marijuana stocks for the simple reason that they “are already coming down” and they are “too risky.”

Following His Hero’s Example

Paul Mamphilly considers his father his hero, a meaningful tribute to a man who entered the world in a tiny Indian village that had the direst of conditions. The poverty in the country created starvation and death among the population, including his mother who passed away when Paul was only three years old. By the time he reached age 20, he had lost his father as well. A job in Dubai led the family out of the pitiable circumstances in the largest city in India, Bombay, where his father’s employment did not pay enough to support a family. Mampilly regards his father’s decision to take a job in Dubai as one that required courage and willingness to take a chance, and it paid off.

With the opportunity to earn more money, he provided the funds for Paul and his sister to attend college. His acts set an example that reinforces his “philosophy of investing and trading.” His first-hand acquaintance with hardship and deprivation may have formed the basis for his decision to leave Wall Street and share his immense knowledge of the market with the average investor. When he sees a calculated risk in the market, he takes it at the time that odds favor his chances of making money. He advises investors to do the same thing while reminding them that no one gets a guarantee, but the right odds can produce excellent results.

Coming to America

Paul Mampilly came to America as a young man, and success seemed ready to welcome him as an investor and hedge fund manager. With appearances on Fox Business News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, Kiplinger’s and Hedge Fund Intelligence, his straight talk about investments attracted attention. His career on Wall Street started in 1991 as an assistant portfolio manager with Bankers Trust. Within 25 years, he achieved the height of success with managing multimillion dollar accounts for international banks. His leadership created an expansion of the Kinetics Asset Management from a $6 billion hedge fund into an enterprise with assets of $25 billion. The fund’s outstanding performance led Barron’s to recognize it as “one of the World’s Best.”

A stellar achievement that won praise on Wall Street, earning the Templeton Foundation’s investment competition let Mampilly demonstrate his expertise and leadership by turning $50 million of seed money into a gain of 76 percent. While winning the competition at any time is an enormous achievement, it was even more significant with his performance occurring during the worst financial crisis in the United States since the Great Depression.

As a child in impoverished India, he may have dreamed of living in the United States, but the success he has earned probably exceeds his childhood imagination. Paul Mampilly took every opportunity that came to him, and he turned the chance to attend college at Montclair State University into graduating with a BBA in his field of finance and accounting. After taking a break from school, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business.

Compiling an Impressive Record

With his departure from Wall Street and his determination to share his knowledge of investing with the ordinary person on Main Street, Paul Mampilly established several links that allow him to communicate directly with people who want his advice. Bloomberg cites his current activities as the founder of Profits Unlimited where he serves as Senior Editor in addition to the investment/trading services that he manages. He also writes a column that appears weekly in the Winning Investor Daily, his firm’s newsletter.

Earlier in his career, Mampilly edited the Professional Speculator at Stansberry Research, LLC and served on Kinetics Asset Management’s Portfolio Management Team. Before he undertook those endeavors, he founded his Capuchin Group where he served three functions as writer, editor and publisher from 2003 to 2006. His impressive record in the financial industry includes serving as a money manager at Sears, the Royal Bank of Scotland and a bank in Switzerland. Always advancing to more and more challenging positions in the industry, he earned the status that enabled him to manage multimillion dollar accounts at ING and Deutsche Asset Management. All of his accomplishments came after he served in an ordinary position as an assistant portfolio manager in 1991.

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First Cities to Receive 5G Service Announced

February 20th, AT&T wireless revealed which cities would be the first to receive it’s all new 5G service. Although the company plans on unleashing its 5G power on a dozen cities through-out the rest of 2018, Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas and Waco, Texas will be the first ones to get their hands on the all new service.

The new service will of course offer a higher speed than previous models, but the biggest upgrade for many people will be the considerable decrease in latency that with will be seen with 5G: ping times that are impossible with 4G and 3G services.

Several of AT&Ts competitors have been working on their own infrastructure for a future upgrade in services, but AT&T will be the first mobile carrier to roll out new services. Further cities to receive the 5G upgrade will be announced at later dates.

AT&T have beaten their competitors to market with technology based on 3GPP standards and transmit over the mmWave spectrum. After completing their goal of virtualizing 55% of their network in 2017, the company plans to crank that number up to 75% by the end of 2020.

In their press release, AT&T said that to accommodate the required deadlines they will be opening a new lab in Austin, Texas. The location will be used to conduct tests to keep them ahead of competitors in the 5G market.

Verizon is working just as endlessly to provide higher mobile speeds to its customers as well. If you are a Verizon customer, you don’t have to be so eager to switch to AT&T. Verizon plans to launch their 5g technology to five markets in 2018 and expand to other markets sometime in the future.

Verizon chose to demonstrate their 5G technology by putting two professional NBA players in a virtual reality headset. The 5G signal has such low latency that the players were able to make free throws completely blind to the real world. Inside the Verizon 5G headset a video streaming in real time provided all the vision they needed to sink the shots: this demonstrates what is capable with faster speeds and the lower ping of 5G.

Flixster Video Being Shut Down

As of February 20, 2018, the social movie website Flixster no longer exists, having been shut down by the owners.

This should not come as a shock to any frequent users of the site, as this decision has been public knowledge ever since 2016 when Fandango bought out the company from its founders. Members have been receiving emails over the last several months to remind them that the website will no longer be in operation at this time. Going there now only offers a redirect to download the app for iOS and Android, as well as a link to the main Fandango website.

Flixster first began operation in 2007, being bought out by Fandango at the same time they acquired Rotten Tomatoes and the video streaming service M-Go (later renamed to FandangoNow). Flixster Video, Flixster’s own video streaming service where users could buy and watch movies, was not part of this deal, and consequently sent out a message to its customers informing them they would no longer be accepting digital movie code redemption.

The company does stress, however, that this does not make a person’s movie library worthless now. Rather, the announcement on their website informs customers that they can still redeem codes on the Vudu service, encouraging them to link their Flixster Video account to Vudu so that their movie library will carry over to the new platform. Additionally, though Flixster itself is now gone, Flixster Video’s account linking program will remain open for the time being.

While no reasons have been given currently for why Flixster has been shut down, only that it has been, it’s possible to speculate that it is simply a way of consolidating services and being more efficient. With mobile technology always on the rise, it’s likely there was simply not enough traffic or interest in the Flixster website to justify its continued existence. The apps still remain, however, indicating enough people were accessing the service through their phones for Fandango to consider it worth keeping in this capacity.

Unique Investment Tips You Can Learn From Chris Linkas

Chris Linkas 1In this day and age, a lot of adults think it makes more sense to wait to invest when they become financially secure in the future instead of being in a better position in their twenties, regardless of a low income and educational institutions having them in debt. One person that comes to mind you should read about learn from is Chris Linkas, the European Head of Credit who has experience investing in almost all fields in the financial arena, having an exponential amount of advice that can teach you online.

When it comes to investing to build your own future that is in your control, there are key points to consider, time, taking risks, personal experience, and being tech savvy as stressed out by Chris Linkas. Your financial situation could be hectic, but being a young adult, time is something very valuable that you have at your disposal. For example, if you are willing to invest any lump sum while you’re 20 years old, then imagine forty years later how your investment will do more than just triple.

With today’s technology and the social media presence online, the knowledge on how to invest, even being so young is vast, which will only make you feel confident gaining your on experience becoming your own financial expert. Thee fact of the matter is, you can generate a lot more wealth the longer you make the money work for you, by starting to invest early as you can. Since the ball is in your court investing in your finances as a young adult, you have the advantage learning from the experience of those who has been successful, like that of a Chris Linkas and also those who have failed. You can have years of studying underneath your belt, and understanding exactly how the financial markets really work. So if there is any mistakes you made investing, you have time to always bounce back.

The bottom line is, investing in yourself being a young adult, a point Chris Linkas stresses, that it’s not only about saving for retirement, but to also increase any earnings you accumulated beforehand, putting yourself in a better position securing your future.


One Team Collective Enhances Trendy Tech for Football

NFL players accomplish much in the offseason. Rigorous training and preparation for the next inevitable season aside, they also focus their time of side projects. A Player’s Association trading player licenses for equity using a tech accelerator expedites many such projects. ( The accelerator, dubbed One Team Collective has a list of the top five trends influencing the world of technology. Not only do these trends provide good investments for life after football, they also offer the chance to optimize the game itself. The most innovative part of One Team Collective is that every trend is retrofitted for football. It is the footballization of technology.

StatMuse is an AI-based startup functioning as a sports statistics database. One Team Collective has already invested in the application, which provides the ability create custom training schedules. As AI is used for so much, with Alexa and Google pioneering the waters of home-based voice command, it only makes since that AI would emerge in a sports scope. Having a computer with full-knowledge of every stat surrounding a player provides intuitive regimens. Such training in both physical and dietary measures insures optimized training. Athletes can expand their training to place in the best shape possible for their individual levels and talents. The app is still a startup but with AI rising in popularity a wide market is available. Investment in the company could pay off, as teams would start enlisting the AI software to bolster fitness.

Other trends revolve around blockchains, which have garnered popularity since the decentralization of Bitcoin. Blockchains are distributed ledgers containing limitless amounts of data. Using blockchains for football has the effect of revolutionizing the use of performance data. One Team Collective is currently pursuing the implementation of blockchains in WHOOP, which is a portfolio company that lists performance data on a wearable. This type of tech could allow players to track their performance to the smallest degree, marking each infusion of success. It would also allow trainers to be up to date, as all they would need to do is look the stats up on their wearable.

Technology is changing everything, football as well. With One Team Collective players can look to more successful careers on and off the field.

With LimeCrime, You Don’t Have to Rub Sheep Sweat on Your Face

Vegan cosmetics are becoming extremely popular and LimeCrime offers some of the top vegan products on the market. There is more to vegan cosmetics besides saving animal’s lives–using vegan cosmetics can actually be beneficial to your skin and your style. Here are a few reasons why vegan cosmetics are better than traditional cosmetics.

You won’t be putting dead animals on your skin.

  1. You won’t be putting dead animals on your skin. Would you pick up a dead animal and rub it on your face? Probably not. Traditional cosmetics use animal byproducts, many of which are from dead animals and doesn’t benefit your skin. Lanolin is a great example of what not to use. It’s secreted from sheep pores up under their wool, so basically its sheep sweat. Do you really want to rub sheep sweat all over your face?.dead

Less ingredients means less reactions.

  1. Less ingredients means less reactions. Vegan cosmetics generally have less ingredients. Also the ingredients are usually natural so it isn’t as harsh on your skin as chemicals and dead animal by-products. Plus, you can pretty much pronounce all of the ingredients easily without needing a degree in Chemistry.

Vegan products are full of vitamins and moisturizers.

  1. Vegan products are full of vitamins and moisturizers. Vitamins help to improve the elasticity and brightness of skin. Moisturizers help to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Because vegan products use natural ingredients, they are full of natural vitamins and moisturizers.

Vegan products are on trend.

  1. Vegan products are on trend. There are many fashionistas out there that just love having the latest, greatest, and best of everything. Vegan products, simply put, are cool. Vegan products are popping up everywhere–in all the high fashion magazines and even on the runway. Go vegan and stay on trend.

All of LimeCrime’s products are vegan. LimeCrime has an amazing selection of bold, fierce, vegan cosmetics. With LimeCrime, not only will you save animals’ lives, stay on trend, and have healthier skin, but you will also have amazing color choices to express your inner beauty and creativity.

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Alexa-Controlled Toilets and the End of Humanity

Home automation is a current innovation still gaining ground. Alexa and Google Home are the AIs of the future, and every year they gain more control. Although many still believe both to be subversive versions of Skynet, home voice control is a sought after commodity. The ability to lock doors, play music, start appliances, and modify lighting with your voice is cool. Makes one feel they are in an episode of Star Trek. True, one day the appliances will gain sentience, rise up, and kill us all but until then it is super convenient. The question is: how far can it be taken? The newest craze in 2018 is the Alexa-controlled toilet. That’s right, Alexa operates commodes now, it’s the new john feature pulling everyone’s handle. They cost a pretty penny, thousands of dollars. Many have discovered do it yourself ways to link and home AI to toilet, bargaining down the price to around $750. In the wake of such sensation, one must wonder if it is that important to have your john flushed for you.

Novelty aside, what does it say about the human race if they are too lazy to flush their own toilet. Yes it is an awesome concept, makes one feel like they are Jetsons, but it is important enough to spend hundreds of dollars on? The human race already falls apart if Wi-fi goes down for ten seconds. People freaking out when they lose their smart phone, even though many were alive before such things existed. Are we becoming too dependent on technology to the level that we cannot function without it? Looking past the absurdity of the topic, the notion becomes a serious question. Does the end of humanity begin with the task of asking Alexa to flush?

Maybe, maybe not but for now it is still a fun concept. Instructions online assist one in retrofitting their commode to be self-flushing. It requires a toilet with an IR remote and a Adafruit Wifi board. ( Connect it to Alexa and it becomes yet another voice command prompt. Some enterprising people have even modified Alexa’s voice to sound like a famous actor to add to the fun. Mark Zuckerberg for instance, uses Morgan Freeman’s voice.

AT&T Touts 5G Network, But Is That A Big Deal?

After eight years of 4G wireless networks, it looks 5G will finally be a reality. On Tuesday, AT&T broadcast the names of the first cities officially receiving a 5G network. The Dallas-based carrier is not the only company testing 5G, Verizon also stated its intention to unveil a 5G network last year. At present both carriers are at the forefront of the update, but the only information available is speculation. According to many sources, 5G will be faster than wired internet connections but that remains to be seen. At the unveil AT&T listed Waco, Dallas, and Atlanta among the twelve initially receiving the new network. So far now it is just a waiting game.

AT&T is very adamant about the quality of the network, stating that its base is a 3GPP standard operating on a millimeter wave. ( Peak speeds theorized to be in gigabits, with minimal dormancy. According to Igal Elbaz, SVP of Architecture and Design, the update will completely alter the network and meet the standards set down for 5G. It is also speculated that AT&T will be the first carrier to provide such service. This will be fantastic, if there is a noticeable difference.

In a world where technological innovation moves faster than a consumer can purchase it, every year sees the introduction of newer models. I-phones are up to double digits now, and Samsung is right behind them with the 8th version of their galaxy series. Every version touted as optimizing various facets. Better video, better streaming, wider screen, higher pixilation on the front camera, higher pixilation on the back camera, and better processors. It all sounds good but the phones as fancy as they are still perform the same tasks older models do. For most consumers there is no noticeable difference between the two. This begs the question do we need it. So do we need a 5G network? Will it really be significantly better than 4G LTE? According to speculation we do. Some even go as far as to say it will replace the need for cables!

For now, there is nothing but hope. Hope that the network will really change things, take technology forward. Reach new heights that better life. After all, this is the purpose of innovation.

Why Nick Vertucci Teaches Others How To Make Money In Real Estate

Nick Vertucci made a fortune as a real estate investor. He now teaches his methods to others through the NV Real Estate Academy. He teaches people to get access to buying undervalued or foreclosed properties, fixing them up, then quickly putting them back on the market to make a good profit. He also teaches people how to do a paper flip through which you have the potential to quickly make $3000 using other people’s money.

The course that NV Real Estate Academy offers is free of charge. They are held in many cities across America as well as Canada and take a hands-on teaching approach. He developed a strategy in the 2000s to find homes that are a great candidate to flip as well as how to go about rehabilitating them in a way that keeps costs down so the potential profits are higher.

Nick Vertucci lives in Orange County, California. He says that when he was growing up his family had very little income, especially after his dad passed away when Nick was just 10 years old. After he graduated from high school he says that he started up a small business which sold personal computers and their accessories. His business, like many in the tech industry, went under when that industry fell apart in 1999.

After a period of unemployment in which he lost his house and his marriage, Nick Vertucci rebounded after he attended a real estate academy event held in his area. He learned the method of flipping houses and how he could be his own boss in the real estate industry. When he hit his financial goal and became independently wealthy he opened NV Real Estate Academy so that he could show others how they could accomplish the same things that he had.

At NV Real Estate Academy, Nick Vertucci has assembled a team of teachers that know the ins and outs of investing in real estate. In addition to house flipping they can show people several other methods of making money buying and selling properties, including commercial ones in addition to residential.