SpaceX is outsourcing Starlink satellite dish production, insider says

  • SpaceX recently launched a public beta test for Starlink, its growing network of internet-beaming satellites.
  • Test subscribers pay $99 per month for broadband-like service, plus a $499 fee for a starter kit that includes a “UFO on a stick” user terminal, or satellite dish.
  • But each user terminal contains a phased-array antenna, which industry experts say can’t be made for less than $1,000.
  • SpaceX hired STMicroelectronics to manufacture Starlink user terminals, a person with knowledge of the agreement told Business Insider.
  • A teardown video posted to YouTube on Wednesday appears to corroborate the claim, as it shows STM-branded components.
  • The contract with the Swiss-headquartered manufacturing giant calls for the production of 1 million terminals and may be worth billions of dollars, the person said.
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SpaceX is outsourcing a key element of its Starlink satellite-internet network with a manufacturing deal worth billions of dollars,

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ASBPE launches redesigned website | Markets Insider

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has launched a redesigned website. The new website offers a cleaner look, improved navigation, and additional features for members and prospective members alike.

The association also has been hosting monthly webinars on topics such as strategies for virtual events.

The new website makes it simple for prospective members to join ASBPE. It offers a new list of benefits to membership, which is free to qualifying B2B journalists. There are many benefits to becoming an ASBPE member. Some benefits include discounts when entering for the Azbee Awards of Excellence, job posting opportunities, checking out a members-only freelancer directory, webinars, and more.

The updated website provides details on the upcoming Azbee Awards of Excellence as well as scan through a list of award winners from previous years. The association also has been hosting monthly webinars on

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Global Software-Defined Networking Industry | Markets Insider

New York, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Global Software-Defined Networking Industry” –

The global market for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is projected to reach US$43.3 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 19% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Connected enterprises are growing in popularity for their ability to provide converged digital experiences to modern borderless customers and connect all levels of enterprise functions to help realize operational intelligence and productivity benefits via seamless delivery of knowledge across the enterprise. Companies in this regard are embracing mobility to leverage and capitalize the opportunity for business innovation. Virtually every enterprise is seeking to integrate mobility in every business process with the aim of reaping benefits such as improved employee productivity, more efficient communication, enhanced customer experience, reduced overhead costs for employers in the form of reduced IT requirements,

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New ‘Halo Infinite’ Insider Information Is Good News For Fans


  • “Halo Infinite” was rumored to be released in 2022
  • 343 Industries denied the rumor
  • New information claims that “Halo Infinite” would be out in 2021

“Halo Infinite” is in its later stages of development, with 343 Industries more likely to focus on the technical aspects of the upcoming first-person shooter title’s development, according to a reliable industry insider.

While many fans were concerned that the “Halo Infinite” release could be delayed again, new information from industry insider Klobrille seemingly suggests that it won’t be the case. On Twitter, the tipster was asked about the game’s 2021 release window following the leadership reshuffle. The game is “more or less complete” and could be released in 2021, the insider responded.

Sadly, no other details about “Halo Infinite” was shared by the insider. Interestingly, the tipster’s comments seemingly suggest that the game’s delayed release was due to technical problems. If

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Insider poll: Employment status shows disparities in voting enthusiasm

  • Insider found links between employment status and a person’s likelihood of planning to vote in 2020.
  • People who listed themselves as unemployed and not looking for work were 14% more likely to say they’d opt out of voting than the average respondent in a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October.
  • For Americans unemployed and seeking work, 24% said they weren’t going to vote, making them 12 percentage points more likely to not turn out.
  • As unemployment remains high during the pandemic — hovering at about 7.9%, and even higher in some states like New York and Hawaii — this dynamic will be one to watch heading into Election Day.
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Employment status is linked to Americans’ intention to vote in 2020, a series of polls conducted by Insider in conjunction with SurveyMonkey from August to October

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Fortunes of China’s internet – Business Insider

BEIJING (AP) — Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Ma’s fortune rose 45% percent over 2019 to $58.8 billion, according to Hurun Research Institute, which follows the country’s wealthy.

Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent, which operates the popular WeChat messaging service, was No. 2 at $57.4 billion, up 50%. Debuting at No. 3 was Zhong Shanshan, chairman of bottled water brand Nongfu Spring, with $53.7 billion following his company’s Hong Kong stock market debut in September.

Rising share prices created an average of five new Chinese entrepreneurs worth at least $1 billion every week over the past year, according to Hurun’s founder, Rupert Hoogewerf.

“The world has never seen this much wealth created in

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