Sara Fischer Mar 3, 2017
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How American TV consumption is changing, in one chart

Streaming service subscribers (free or paid) increased again (68% in 2016 vs. 63% in 2014) and has caught up with the percentage of Paid TV service providers (67%) for the first time ever, according to the Consumer Technology Association's new study, The Changing Landscape for Video and Content.

Data: Consumer Technology Association; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Why it matters: The rise of streaming services represents a shift in consumption habits towards cord-cutting, primarily amongst millennials. Cord-cutters are opting to ditch their bundled cable packages for more affordable, niche content services that can be accessed on TV box tops or on mobile. Earlier this week, YouTube revealed its paid virtual cable package, with an array of channels for $30 and $40 a month. Per The New York Post, 21st Century Fox, Hulu, Disney and Comcast also plan to launch similar services.

Steve LeVine 2 hours ago
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Self-driving lab head urges freeze after "nightmare" fatality

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jeff Swensen / Getty

Carmakers and technology companies should freeze their race to field autonomous vehicles because "clearly the technology is not where it needs to be," said Raj Rajkumar, head of Carnegie Mellon University's leading self-driving laboratory.

What he said: Speaking a few hours after a self-driven vehicle ran over and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Rajkumar said, "This isn't like a bug with your phone. People can get killed. Companies need to take a deep breath. The technology is not there yet. We need to keep people in the loop."

Khorri Atkinson 31 mins ago
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SCOTUS moves to keep new Pennsylvania congressional map

The new Pennsylvania congressional map

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from Pennsylvania Republicans that challenged the implementation of a court-drawn congressional map. The latest map is expected to make elections more competitive and put several Republican-held seats in play for Democrats. Republicans currently hold 13 out of the 18 total seats.

The backdrop: The decision comes just hours after a panel of federal judges in Pennsylvania dismissed a similar challenge, saying that Republican lawmakers who brought the suit had no legal standing. In both cases, Republicans argued that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority when issuing a new congressional map last month. The new map has no legal challenges as it stands because the decisions fall on the eve of congressional candidates' petition filing deadline for the midterm elections.