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Manuel Darcangelo 2021-07-16
With more Americans than ever now connected to some form of 5G, AT&T is rolling out a slew of new partnerships aimed at showing off the range of entertainment and consumer tech those connections can power. At an event in New York, the telecom unveiled a series of deals with companies like Facebook's augmented reality...
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Dwayne Alcorn 2021-04-28
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Open-source software vendor Red Hat has launched a bunch of arcane products and initiatives so baffling they must be doing something clever.
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Cedric Sams 2021-02-19
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Commentary: Despite leaps in technology and big names like Google, Nvidia and Amazon, streaming games like you do Netflix movies is still a rough experience.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-06-28
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With a global network infrastructure that can now support huge volumes of data transfer, and the widespread rise of cloud computing, video games face an inflection point.
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Steven Cusick 2020-09-27
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The future of gaming is in the cloud, but with so many competing services, how do you choose the best one?
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Gary Wynn 2017-04-21
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Oracle has continued its quest to buy its way into the cloud game with the acquisition of ad tracking company Moat for a reported $850 million.

Having recently admitted it was sniffing around after a period of media speculation, Oracle has confirmed the acquisition, though once it closes Moat will remain independent.

The ad tracking software will be included in Oracle’s Data Cloud portfolio however.

Oracle has been keeping quiet on how much its Moat will cost, but ReCode has reported the deal in the region of $850 million.

Investors must be rubbing their hands together following Oracle’s move.

To date, Moat has raised $67.5 million through four funding rounds, the latest of which took place in March 2016 with Insight Venture Partners pumping in $50 million.

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Scott Morell 2016-07-28
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Most Galaxy Note 7 rumors so far have indicated that Samsung is going to launch a single phablet version, and when it comes to design, it won t be a flat-screen model.

Reports claimed that Samsung is only looking to sell a Galaxy Note 7 edge model this year which would feature a dual edge display, just like the Galaxy S7 edge.

A brand new report, however, says that the phone will have a dual edge screen, but it ll be a barely-curved display.

DON T MISS: This is when you ll finally be able to buy the iPhone 7

At least that s what TalkAndroid s source claims, who has already used a consumer-ready version of the phone.

Apparently, Samsung is heavily toning the edges down for the Galaxy Note 7, having heard concerns from potential buyers.

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Angel Collins 2018-08-14
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Orange has given its enterprise cloud business a shot in the arm after completing the acquisition of infrastructure and critical application services company Basefarm.

The acquisition, which was initially announced back in July, is geared at reinforcing Orange Business Services’ (OBS) position in the cloud computing services market.

Having been founded in 2000, Basefarm generated more than €100 million in revenue over the last twelve months helping companies gain more insight from their usage data.

Orange can now add data management and analytics services to its portfolio.

“We are very proud to announce the acquisition of Basefarm, which will mark a major milestone in our international development,” said OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger, while announcing the acquisition in July.

“In particular, the company’s integration will enable us to significantly extend our Big Data and critical application management services on a rapidly consolidating market.”

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Jerrell Lawson 2021-04-30
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Blade, the French startup behind cloud gaming service Shadow, has been acquired by Octave Klaba’s fund following a commercial court order. Klaba is better known as the founder of OVHcloud, a French cloud hosting company. He’s acquiring Blade (and Shadow) through his investment fund Jezby Ventures — not OVHcloud. Shadow is a cloud computing service for […]
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Angel Collins 2019-07-31
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Google is hard at work developing its game-streaming service Stadia, which is planned to launch in just a few months, but the company has another cloud gaming service in the works that could greatly affect how smaller developers create their games.

Google Cloud Game Servers is now entering an alpha phase that developers can request access to starting today.

The Cloud Game Servers are built using an open-source platform called Agones, which allows developers to “host, run, and scale” dedicated multiplayer game servers.

Speaking on LinkedIn, Google Cloud Platform developer advocate Mark Mandel explained that Agones initially released nearly two years ago.

The service is already being used by Ubisoft and mobile game developer Supersolid, and it is compatible with any game engine.

It also provides metrics and monitoring dashboards, so you can stay informed on how your game servers are operating.

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Diane Thomason 2020-10-26
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Earlier today, Facebook announced a new cloud gaming initiative that it’s launching into beta. The test will start out small with just five games that are only available in portions of the US, but Facebook clearly has plans to expand it from here. Launching side-by-side with cloud games are a number of new features and improvements to the Facebook Gaming … Continue reading
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Steven Sentell 2020-08-02
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Google has just introduced another perk for Chromebook owners, this one involving its Stadia cloud gaming service. This new perk differs from the existing Stadia offering made available to Chromebook owners, the one offering a Premiere Edition discount to certain model owners. This time around, Google is giving Chromebook owners free access to Stadia Pro for three months — but … Continue reading
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Edward Finlay 2019-05-21
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Sony hosted its investor relations meeting for 2019 and, as expected, one of the main topics was the PS5 and plans for the PlayStation brand going into the next generation of home console gaming.

One of the more curious developments at the tail end of the current generation is the reveal of Google Stadia and how the competition will respond.

As revealed in the IR documents for the game and network services segment of the meeting, Sony didn’t consider cloud game streaming a true part of current gen but is dedicating resources and evolving it for next-gen services.

In a previous report, we pondered whether or not a newly revealed patent meant Sony would be introducing a streaming service alongside the PlayStation 5.

The idea is that it would compete with the Stadia, Google’s cloud game streaming platform which launches this fall, but the IR report shows that Sony is aiming to enhance PlayStation Now and present it as one of the three ways gamers can experience the next generation of PlayStation.

Here’s the vision Sony laid out for streaming in the future:

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Phillip Willis 2021-01-18
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One of the main advantages for cloud gaming is the ability to play without owning expensive hardware.
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Leon Bailey 2020-10-23
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The company's newly hatched cloud gaming service shows promise, but faces more mature and less expensive competitors.
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Jackie Brown 2021-02-23
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Image: Q Games

PixelJunk Raiders is the next exclusive coming to Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service. The title, a third-person rougelite that sees you battle through procedurally generated alien environments, will release on the Stadia platform on March 1st. It’ll sell for $19.99 (€19.99), and it will be included free with a Stadia Pro subscription. An announcement trailer bills PixelJunk Raiders as “Only on Stadia,” suggesting this isn’t a timed exclusive like Crayta.

The announcement notes that PixelJunk Raiders supports Stadia’s State Share feature, which has previously been used with the Hitman games to let players to share specific parts of missions with one another. In PixelJunk Raiders, the feature allows your “placed turrets, traps and...

Continue reading…

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Manuel Darcangelo 2021-07-16
With more Americans than ever now connected to some form of 5G, AT&T is rolling out a slew of new partnerships aimed at showing off the range of entertainment and consumer tech those connections can power. At an event in New York, the telecom unveiled a series of deals with companies like Facebook's augmented reality...
Cedric Sams 2021-02-19
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Commentary: Despite leaps in technology and big names like Google, Nvidia and Amazon, streaming games like you do Netflix movies is still a rough experience.
Steven Cusick 2020-09-27
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The future of gaming is in the cloud, but with so many competing services, how do you choose the best one?
Scott Morell 2016-07-28
img

Most Galaxy Note 7 rumors so far have indicated that Samsung is going to launch a single phablet version, and when it comes to design, it won t be a flat-screen model.

Reports claimed that Samsung is only looking to sell a Galaxy Note 7 edge model this year which would feature a dual edge display, just like the Galaxy S7 edge.

A brand new report, however, says that the phone will have a dual edge screen, but it ll be a barely-curved display.

DON T MISS: This is when you ll finally be able to buy the iPhone 7

At least that s what TalkAndroid s source claims, who has already used a consumer-ready version of the phone.

Apparently, Samsung is heavily toning the edges down for the Galaxy Note 7, having heard concerns from potential buyers.

Jerrell Lawson 2021-04-30
img
Blade, the French startup behind cloud gaming service Shadow, has been acquired by Octave Klaba’s fund following a commercial court order. Klaba is better known as the founder of OVHcloud, a French cloud hosting company. He’s acquiring Blade (and Shadow) through his investment fund Jezby Ventures — not OVHcloud. Shadow is a cloud computing service for […]
Diane Thomason 2020-10-26
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Earlier today, Facebook announced a new cloud gaming initiative that it’s launching into beta. The test will start out small with just five games that are only available in portions of the US, but Facebook clearly has plans to expand it from here. Launching side-by-side with cloud games are a number of new features and improvements to the Facebook Gaming … Continue reading
Edward Finlay 2019-05-21
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Sony hosted its investor relations meeting for 2019 and, as expected, one of the main topics was the PS5 and plans for the PlayStation brand going into the next generation of home console gaming.

One of the more curious developments at the tail end of the current generation is the reveal of Google Stadia and how the competition will respond.

As revealed in the IR documents for the game and network services segment of the meeting, Sony didn’t consider cloud game streaming a true part of current gen but is dedicating resources and evolving it for next-gen services.

In a previous report, we pondered whether or not a newly revealed patent meant Sony would be introducing a streaming service alongside the PlayStation 5.

The idea is that it would compete with the Stadia, Google’s cloud game streaming platform which launches this fall, but the IR report shows that Sony is aiming to enhance PlayStation Now and present it as one of the three ways gamers can experience the next generation of PlayStation.

Here’s the vision Sony laid out for streaming in the future:

Leon Bailey 2020-10-23
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The company's newly hatched cloud gaming service shows promise, but faces more mature and less expensive competitors.
Dwayne Alcorn 2021-04-28
img
Open-source software vendor Red Hat has launched a bunch of arcane products and initiatives so baffling they must be doing something clever.
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-06-28
img
With a global network infrastructure that can now support huge volumes of data transfer, and the widespread rise of cloud computing, video games face an inflection point.
Gary Wynn 2017-04-21
img

Oracle has continued its quest to buy its way into the cloud game with the acquisition of ad tracking company Moat for a reported $850 million.

Having recently admitted it was sniffing around after a period of media speculation, Oracle has confirmed the acquisition, though once it closes Moat will remain independent.

The ad tracking software will be included in Oracle’s Data Cloud portfolio however.

Oracle has been keeping quiet on how much its Moat will cost, but ReCode has reported the deal in the region of $850 million.

Investors must be rubbing their hands together following Oracle’s move.

To date, Moat has raised $67.5 million through four funding rounds, the latest of which took place in March 2016 with Insight Venture Partners pumping in $50 million.

Angel Collins 2018-08-14
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Orange has given its enterprise cloud business a shot in the arm after completing the acquisition of infrastructure and critical application services company Basefarm.

The acquisition, which was initially announced back in July, is geared at reinforcing Orange Business Services’ (OBS) position in the cloud computing services market.

Having been founded in 2000, Basefarm generated more than €100 million in revenue over the last twelve months helping companies gain more insight from their usage data.

Orange can now add data management and analytics services to its portfolio.

“We are very proud to announce the acquisition of Basefarm, which will mark a major milestone in our international development,” said OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger, while announcing the acquisition in July.

“In particular, the company’s integration will enable us to significantly extend our Big Data and critical application management services on a rapidly consolidating market.”

Angel Collins 2019-07-31
img

Google is hard at work developing its game-streaming service Stadia, which is planned to launch in just a few months, but the company has another cloud gaming service in the works that could greatly affect how smaller developers create their games.

Google Cloud Game Servers is now entering an alpha phase that developers can request access to starting today.

The Cloud Game Servers are built using an open-source platform called Agones, which allows developers to “host, run, and scale” dedicated multiplayer game servers.

Speaking on LinkedIn, Google Cloud Platform developer advocate Mark Mandel explained that Agones initially released nearly two years ago.

The service is already being used by Ubisoft and mobile game developer Supersolid, and it is compatible with any game engine.

It also provides metrics and monitoring dashboards, so you can stay informed on how your game servers are operating.

Steven Sentell 2020-08-02
img
Google has just introduced another perk for Chromebook owners, this one involving its Stadia cloud gaming service. This new perk differs from the existing Stadia offering made available to Chromebook owners, the one offering a Premiere Edition discount to certain model owners. This time around, Google is giving Chromebook owners free access to Stadia Pro for three months — but … Continue reading
Phillip Willis 2021-01-18
img
One of the main advantages for cloud gaming is the ability to play without owning expensive hardware.
Jackie Brown 2021-02-23
img
Image: Q Games

PixelJunk Raiders is the next exclusive coming to Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service. The title, a third-person rougelite that sees you battle through procedurally generated alien environments, will release on the Stadia platform on March 1st. It’ll sell for $19.99 (€19.99), and it will be included free with a Stadia Pro subscription. An announcement trailer bills PixelJunk Raiders as “Only on Stadia,” suggesting this isn’t a timed exclusive like Crayta.

The announcement notes that PixelJunk Raiders supports Stadia’s State Share feature, which has previously been used with the Hitman games to let players to share specific parts of missions with one another. In PixelJunk Raiders, the feature allows your “placed turrets, traps and...

Continue reading…