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Amazon Luna Launches, The Rise of Cloud Gaming — and What That Means for the Future

In Cloud by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Luna, the company’s new cloud gaming service. With a play anywhere offering, on devices you already own, there’s every reason to expect Amazon Luna’s invitation for early access will be eagerly snapped up. One of my favorite things about this offering is the Twitch integration that’s purportedly coming to Luna, allowing gamers to broadcast while gaming. This integration will also allow Twitch viewers (who subscribe to Luna) to go from watching a game streaming on Twitch to playing on Luna. Microsoft xCloud, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Google Stadia are all officially on notice that there’s a new player in the cloud gaming space in town.

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MATRIXX Software Provides Cloud Native Keys to Innovative 5G Charging

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MATRIXX is gaining a time-to-market advantage in capturing mind share among CSPs during the early stages of their cloud native charging implementations through the latest cloud native enhancements to MATRIXX Digital Commerce. At least rivals will now need to stress their portfolio development goals in supporting CNCF graduated projects such as Prometheus and Fluentd to lessen MATRIXX’s ability to gain a differentiation edge. Now MATRIXX must show it can translate early mind share gains into tangible market share gains against foes in the 5G CCS and BSS realms.

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Nokia Zeroes in on Boosting 5G Operations Efficiency

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Nokia’s Cognitive SON targets aiding service providers in their quest to efficiently manage 5G complexity through ML-powered low-touch automation and real-time resolution of operations problems. Now Nokia must show its well-differentiated SON solution will become a difference maker in accelerating CSP 5G builds as well as bolstering the company’s 5G competitive outcomes.

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US Antitrust Action against Google Could Come Sooner than Expected

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At the heart of Google’s US antitrust troubles is the search giant’s staggering advantage in online search: Google processes roughly 90% of all online searches in the US. But there’s a difference between hypercompetitive behavior and anticompetitive behavior, and I believe that’s what this case is about. As this plays out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the DOJ’s antitrust case against Google rubbing up against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling in FTC vs. Qualcomm. Interesting times ahead, to be sure.