SpotX recently compiled and published this report based on the observations around how COVID-19 has impacted the viewership, content consumption and overall ad spend in Southeast Asia region. Here is the quick summary – Steep increase in ad calls on premium publisher sites Ad calls were up 471% as compared to baseline activity As lockdowns… Read More From SpotX – Impact of COVID-19 on Viewership and Ad Spend in Southeast Asia
Google unveils Stadia cloud gaming service, launches in 2019: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18271702/google-stadia-cloud-gaming-service-announcement-gdc-2019 Key points – Google to leverage YouTube for Stadia Stadia has more Teraflops of power than an Xbox One X Google also launched its own Game DEV Studio Stadia is live stream cross-platform gaming – no hardware needed One can use any existing game controllers… Read More News: Google announces Stadia – Online Cross-Platform Gaming
Sony announced that it will acquire Gaikai, one of the two major cloud-gaming providers, for $380M USD. Sony will be using the new company to create a cloud gaming service which will ostensibly allow people to play high quality games instantly using their web connection and removing the need to buy a disc or download… Read More News: Sony buys cloud gaming platform Gaikai
Google launches Nexus Q – the world’s first social streaming media player; takes on Microsoft, Apple in living room! In views of Ed Bott, an award winning technology writer, Google’s Nexus Q is expensive and odd-looking, and it doesn’t play well with devices outside of the Android world. It’s a pretty weak competitor to Microsoft’s Xbox… Read More Google announces Nexus Q – streaming media ball!