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#1 cimerians OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 1:23 PM

https://www.playstat...aming-services/

 

 

Definitely smells the threat of Google. 



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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 3:42 PM

Microsoft partners with Sony to dabble in cloud gaming, and with Nintendo to dabble in portables.

Seems like they want to be on board with whoever pulls ahead in the long game.

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 PM

Sounds bad for everyone except themselves

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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 11:58 AM

'tis a sign of the apocalypse, I tell ya!



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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 12:24 PM

I dunno, lots of people use Microsoft Azure for cloud services. For example, large portions of Apple's iCloud service was on Azure early on; might still be for all I know. It's just commodity computing capacity, kinda like (but not exactly the same) as how Steam throws money at (someone? maybe Amazon?) for hosting and bandwidth of their game repository. 

 

Sony using Microsoft cloud services sounds mutually beneficial. Sony just rents space in an elastic way, not building capacity they don't need, while Microsoft gets paid. I don't think this arrangement would permit Microsoft to snoop on Sony's trade secrets or anything like that. 



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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 12:29 PM

I dunno, lots of people use Microsoft Azure for cloud services. For example, large portions of Apple's iCloud service was on Azure early on; might still be for all I know. It's just commodity computing capacity, kinda like (but not exactly the same) as how Steam throws money at (someone? maybe Amazon?) for hosting and bandwidth of their game repository. 

 

Sony using Microsoft cloud services sounds mutually beneficial. Sony just rents space in an elastic way, not building capacity they don't need, while Microsoft gets paid. I don't think this arrangement would permit Microsoft to snoop on Sony's trade secrets or anything like that. 

 

That was my first thought,  but most companies don't do a joint press announcement with MS when they sign up for Azure!    Still I guess there is PR value in making this seem like more than it is...



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Posted Sun May 19, 2019 4:43 PM

I'm just glad this version of Microsoft does play nicely with other companies unlike tweny-some years ago...



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Posted Sun May 19, 2019 5:37 PM

I'm just glad this version of Microsoft does play nicely with other companies unlike tweny-some years ago...

 

Most people generally feel that way during the Embrace stage. ;)



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Posted Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 AM

I'm just glad this version of Microsoft does play nicely with other companies unlike tweny-some years ago...

 

Well the old version of MS would shake your hand and smile too for PR announcments

 

They'd just be hiding a dagger behind their back with the other hand...



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Posted Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 AM

 

Well the old version of MS would shake your hand and smile too for PR announcments

 

They'd just be hiding a dagger behind their back with the other hand...

 

Hence Mord's comment, which refers to the "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" construct, linked here just in case you haven't heard of it. I think Nadella's better than that, but when you have as many resources as Microsoft, stumbling into evil deeds can happen regardless of intentions. 



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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 11:33 AM

"Sony CEO Talks Microsoft Collaboration, Calls Console Gaming “Niche”"

 

Whhaaa? ....actually I agree with that.



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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 12:10 PM

 

Most people generally feel that way during the Embrace stage. ;)

 

 

 

Well the old version of MS would shake your hand and smile too for PR announcments

 

They'd just be hiding a dagger behind their back with the other hand...

 

Compare the number of Android phones to Windows Mobile... MS is hardly a threat anymore.  Hell, they're replacing their own browser with a Chrome based one.

 

We've got what we wanted...a world where M$ isn't the sole controller of tech.  Google is now...



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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 2:59 PM

 

 

 

Compare the number of Android phones to Windows Mobile... MS is hardly a threat anymore.  Hell, they're replacing their own browser with a Chrome based one.

 

We've got what we wanted...a world where M$ isn't the sole controller of tech.  Google is now...

 

Agreed and I've warmed to MS a little more in recent years, and now avoid Google as much as I can get away with.



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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 5:08 PM

I have read that Microsoft made more in patent royalties from Android than it ever made from Windows Phone. :lol:

The real money is in software and services, not hardware. Microsoft not a threat? They displaced Apple as the world's most valuable company for a while, they're here to stay. I would agree that they aren't as aggressively monopolistic as they once were.

But if your workplace enters into an enterprise agreement with them for cloud email, watch out, you'll be paying rent forever! That's our situation, they own us now. :evil:

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Posted Yesterday, 9:03 AM

But if your workplace enters into an enterprise agreement with them for cloud email, watch out, you'll be paying rent forever! That's our situation, they own us now. :evil:

 

Lots of tech companies will pull shady shit to keep you captive.  I have horror stories about Oracle. 






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