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What Happens When 25,000 Amazon Workers Flush Toilets?

By WINNIE HU

Amazon’s offices in Queens will be built over an aging sewage system. The city says the pipes can handle the wastewater, but residents are worried.

Want to Name a New Frog? A Whiskered Mouse? An Orchid? Be the Highest Bidder

By JULIA JACOBS

Auctioning off the rights to name a new species is a decades-old practice. Some scientists think it’s ethically questionable.

Want to Name a New Frog? A Whiskered Mouse? An Orchid? Be the Highest Bidder

By JULIA JACOBS

Auctioning off the rights to name a new species is a decades-old practice. Some scientists think it’s ethically questionable.

In California, Houses Burned. So Did the Toxic Chemicals They Contained.

By SARAH MASLIN NIR

Heavy metals, chemicals and biological contaminants left behind by the devastating Camp Fire demand a cleanup of extraordinary scale, before any return to Paradise and neighboring towns is safe.

E-book-NexTV Series CEE & DACH

By Broadband TV News Correspondent

Pay-TV is now by far the most common way of receiving TV services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and DACH. Indeed, some markets, including Romania, have close to 100% Pay-TV penetration, while the Czech Republic is one of the few in which FTA services still dominate.

Overall, among the 96% of households in the region that owned a TV in 2018, no fewer than 72% subscribed to a pay-TV service. Despite strong competition from other delivery methods, cable continues to hold its own as the most popular in the region.

It had a 41% market share in 2018 and was followed by DTH, IPTV and linear OTT.

Read more in the e-book issued to co-incide with the NexTV CEE & DACH conference in Berlin.

CEE & DACH: Television and Telecommunication Trends

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Fixes: For Starving Children, a Bite of Hope

By TINA ROSENBERG

Malnutrition kills a million of the world’s children a year. To stem that, United Nations agencies and charities are testing a new system for distributing high-nutrition foods more efficiently.

White Paper – Softvelum: Tools for tailor-made streaming

By Broadband TV News Correspondent

Streaming technologies are spreading like wildfire and we now live just a few taps away from eyewitnessing any major event from any part of the world. New audio and video services are being opened on a nearly daily basis to cover new niches and deliver more and more content.

Like any other popular technology, media processing and delivery are being actively commoditised and automated: mass-market services grab audiences and provide simple tools for ordinary people to express themselves.

Pre-recorded video is widely covered by YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook, to name just three. Live streaming was a rocket science only five years ago, but now you can run Periscope, YouTube Live, Facebook Live and others to show your event from any place real-time.

However, there are still niches that require tailor-made solutions. By this we mean the premium content and solutions created by media engineers to increase content owners’ revenue.

Read more in this White Paper from Softvelum

White Paper – Softvelum: Tools for tailor-made streaming

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Ryan Zinke Faces Increased Ethics Scrutiny

By CORAL DAVENPORT and STEVE EDER

The criticism escalated sharply after reports this week that an investigation into Mr. Zinke had been referred to the Justice Department, a potential prelude to a criminal investigation.

Divide and Preserve: Reclassifying Tigers to Help Save Them From Extinction

By RACHEL NUWER

Are there many subspecies of tiger, or only two? A correct accounting is the only way to preserve what is left of the animal’s genetic diversity, some scientists say.

How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s β€˜Black Gold’

By NATALIE SCHACHAR

A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.

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