Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype

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Cloud-Based VOIP – 4 Alternatives To Skype Skype is the most popular cloud-based VOIP service. Since being bought out by Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011 the company has grown to more than 300 million users and now accounts for 34% of all international calls. Some people don’t want to use Skype though. Reports of

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An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014

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An In-Depth Look At Where Industry Leaders Project Cloud Gaming Will Go In 2014 2014 is poised to become the year that cloud gaming truly came into its own. Recent headlines, such as the acquisition of Gakai by Sony and the partnership of Onlive and Steam, all show that the biggest names in the tech

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Broadband Speeds Around The World

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Broadband Speeds Around The World If you have you ever wondered who has the world’s fastest internet, and whether speeds differ by country or by provider, the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai provides some answers, says Peter Lawson, marketing manager at iiNet, Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet provider. “Akamai,” he states, “gathers data

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Continues Stellar Start With Windows Azure

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Continues Stellar Start With Windows Azure At last week’s BUILD developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced major changes to their cloud computing platform, Windows Azure. These changes included added support for foreign languages and third-party tools, and the introduction of the Azure Preview Portal, which allows developers to build and

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Amazon Introduces The Hot Amazon FireTV

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Amazon Introduces The Hot Amazon Fire TV SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Kindle revolutionized reading by making it possible to think of a book and be reading it in less than 60 seconds. Kindle Fire put the world’s largest selection of movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audiobooks, and magazines in the palm of your hand. In each

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Could Your Cable Company Become Your Next Cloud Gaming Provider?

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Could Your Cable Company Become Your Next Cloud Gaming Provider? Come with me, if you will, back to the fall of 2012. Cloud-gaming giant, Onlive had made its spectacular implosion earlier in the year, leaving many industry professionals and end users alike wondering where cloud gaming would go from there. It was around this time

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Top Cloud Gaming Events Of 2014

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Top Cloud Gaming Events of 2014 The cloud gaming industry has begun to grow at a meteoric rate over the past couple of years. The first indication of this impending growth was the announcement of Onlive at the 2009 GDC, wowing industry professionals in the thousands with their revolutionary gaming platform. This trend would continue,

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Pinup: SkyKick Application Suite Simplifies The Migration To Office 365

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Pinup: SkyKick Application Suite Simplifies The Migration To Office 365 Microsoft Office 365 allows customers to pay a subscription fee and rent out Microsoft’s popular and effective Office applications, including Outlook, Publisher, and Access, plus the addition of OneDrive for online storage. Business editions of Office 365 offer online access to 3 additional products: Exchange,

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Pinup: Piston – Makes Creating Servers Easy

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Piston Cloud Computing Makes Creating and Managing Private Cloud Servers Easy with OpenStack 3.0  What is OpenStack? OpenStack is a project that shares a free, open source cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), written in the Python coding language. This project was initiated by Rackspace Hosting and NASA in July 2010. Big name tech

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Could Indie Gaming Grow Into A Challenge For Big Game Publishers?

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Could Indie Gaming Grow Into a Challenge for Big Game Publishers? I will be the first to admit, I am a Steam junkie. The sheer number of different games available for purchase or demo is staggering, providing choices no matter what budgetary constraints I am under. All of the industry staples are here, including giants

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How Haptic Technology Could Revolutionize The Cloud Gaming Experience

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How Haptic Technology Could Revolutionize the Cloud Gaming Experience When it comes to picking a word used to describe the pinnacle of the online gaming experience, in this author’s humble opinion, that word would have to be “realistic.” Sure, plenty of other attributes exist that are important to the gaming world in general, and the

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Augmented Reality And Cloud Gaming

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Augmented Reality and Cloud Gaming: A Melding of the Virtual and Real Worlds  Imagine, if you will, living in a world that is hotly contested by two different factions, each vying for absolute dominance of both land and people. You find yourself standing on your local street corner, with the burning knowledge that you must

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