This week we have X-Box’s Cloud Gaming; Telegram’s monetization moment; and S. Korea’s Smart Factories.
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XBox’s Cloud Gaming
Microsoft’s XBox unit announced a partnership with Samsung to bring the Xbox app to 2022 Samsung smart TVs.
From June 30th, players only need to log in to their Microsoft account on the Samsung TV, connect the controller, and launch the Xbox app to stream Xbox games directly to the TV. If you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you can directly play hundreds of cloud games without the console. The Xbox app is similar to any other streaming app on your TV.
Ultimately, this is another step towards the vision of Cloud Gaming: seamless gaming without the need for bulky consoles. Microsoft has been growing its gaming empire over the past year.
Telegram’s Monetization Moment
Telegram, the encrypted messaging service that competes with WhatsApp, has announced its Premium subscription based product which will launch later this month.
Users have asked Telegram to increase restrictions on chat, media and file uploads. These services incur massive operation costs. The solution to providing more features for "demanding fans" is to add more premium services. The aim is to provide more advanced features like unlimited file download speed for users in need. Telegram follows WhatsApp in monetizing its messaging platform.
However, Telegram must balance selling user privacy in exchange for advertising dollars. Meanwhile, Telegram would keep its existing features free.
From Finland, With Love
One team in Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announces a new 5G technology which allows a university in Finland to connect with a factory in Korea by using its 5G test network.
This demonstration introduces a new remote manufacturing diversification service that independently controls a factory at home and abroad. This is the world's first attempt to improve the service scope and availability of smart factories.
Through this project, it is expected to promote sharing and cooperation between countries in the field of manufacturing and production, while increasing the possibility of remote intelligent manufacturing services based on stable communication quality.
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