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Microsoft Unveils Game Streaming Technology Project xCloud

Microsoft is testing the tech out today, it said in a blog post. Project xCloud runs on devices paired with an Xbox Wireless Controller via Bluetooth and it’s playable using touch input. It’s complementary to Microsoft’s ongoing work with console hardware, which means developers can use it to deploy and dramatically scale access to their games on xCloud with no additional work. Scaling and building out the technology is “a multi-year journey,” Microsoft said. – Stefanie Fogel, Variety https://ift.tt/2ynJwcj
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SE.Pay is a new Adyen-powered PayPal competitor for Twitch streamers

SE. Pay is launching first in the U.S. It has low transaction fees and a suite of fraud-protection features. The idea is to shield Twitch and YouTube Live broadcasters from a complication known as chargebacks. When someone disputes a charge, PayPal often forces vendors to pay that money back. In this case, the vendor is a livestreamer. – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2yi1xsk

New NBCUniversal Streaming App Rewards Viewers for Watching Shows

The company on Oct. 5 debuted WatchBack, an app that creates a personalized experience for users and rewards viewing with the chance to win prizes. Described internally as a marketing tool to promote content from NBCU and its partners, the free WatchBack app offers up a mix of full-length episodes of shows from across NBCU’s networks, video clips, and web series from digital outlets like BuzzFeed, CollegeHumor and Refinery29. None of the videos is exclusive to the app, and the full-length episodes will only be available for a limited time. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2E2ZWwO

Netflix consumes 15% of the world’s global internet traffic

That’s according to a report from bandwidth management company Sandvine, reports the BBC. Taking up 15% of the world’s bandwidth makes Netflix the biggest data hog on the planet. Following Netflix, miscellaneous video embeds on websites takes up 13.1% of all internet traffic, while YouTube takes up 11.4% and general web browsing takes up 7.8% – Michael Grothaus, Fast Company https://ift.tt/2yemc0p

Netflix and Amazon Set to Nearly Double Originals Catalog, Study Says

The [Ampere] study, released Tuesday, shows that Netflix still leads the SVOD pack by a large margin, with more than 250 new commissions planned, a figure that will more than double the 229 originals currently in Netflix’s catalog. Amazon, with 105 originals and a similar number of new commissions, is a distant second when it comes to original series creation for its streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. – Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter https://ift.tt/2Ih7yuc

Why Kodi Addons & Pirate Apps Are Disappearing…Quietly

Last year, however, a new tactic appeared to gain momentum. In addition to strategic publicized cases against larger-scale infringers, a steady undercurrent of threats became evident in the Kodi addon and pirate application community. Rather than breaking down doors, content owners approached developers quietly, warning that shutting down is the only real way to avoid punishing legal action. – Andy, TorrentFreak https://ift.tt/2OIr0lP
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