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Declaring what it called a “new normal” of rampant competition in the video business that’s here to stay, Comcast said it lost 33,000 pay TV customers in the fourth quarter. (Pixabay)

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> Declaring what it called a “new normal” of rampant competition in the video business that’s here to stay, Comcast said it lost 33,000 pay TV customers in the fourth quarter, but it also saw video revenue increase 1.5% during the period. FierceCable article

> After bleeding out around 823,000 customers in the first three quarters of 2017 despite spending $203 million on advertising in the first six months of the year, Dish Network has launched a creative review of its San Francisco ad agency partner Camp + King. FierceCable article

> SoftBank is reportedly preparing to use its stakes in Arm and Uber as collateral to raise more money to make more investments. Recode article

> Google’s annual I/O event is scheduled to start May 8 this year; the company typically announces its new Android operating system upgrades at the event. Verge article

> Apple disclosed the new services it will offer in its forthcoming iOS 11.3 upgrade. Apple post

> Verizon plans to give 50 shares of restricted stock to full-time employees who aren't executives. CNN Money article

> Ericsson touted new research from Dell’Oro Group that found the vendor at the top of the rankings for Evolved Packet Core sales. Blog post

> Netflix continues to experiment with content designed for smaller, mobile screens. Variety article

> Google hired a video game executive who previously worked at Sony and Microsoft. Reuters article

> MVNO Ultra Mobile refreshed its rate plans. Prepaid Phone News article

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