Telstra’s Acquisition, Microsft-Activision Deal, and More This Week
October 16, 2023

Telstra’s Acquisition, Microsft-Activision Deal, and More This Week



Telstra Acquires Versent for $267.5 million

Telstra acquires Melbourne-based Versent to bolster AWS and cloud management capabilities.

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Data Breach at Cloud Gaming Provider Shadow PC

Cloud gaming provider Shadow PC has experienced a data breach, resulting in theft of user information. The breach occurred when a company employee downloaded malware while attempting to play a game.

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Gymshark Turns to Google Cloud for Infrastructure Revamp and Generative AI Trials

The Company has turned to Google Cloud to standardize its IT operations, and is drawing on the hyperscaler’s artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to explore how generative AI (GenAI) could benefit its business.

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Unilever Taps Google Cloud and Accenture for Custom Enterprise App

The solution links more than 53,000 factory-based associates to Google collaboration tools and third-party learning and payroll systems.

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Google Cloud Tunes Generative AI for Medical Search Capabilities

The search capabilities work alongside Google’s healthcare-focused large language model, Med-PaLM 2, connecting to outside sources and the patient’s medical records.

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Activision Blizzard Acquisition Approved by CMA

Microsoft has gotten the clearance to acquire Activision Blizzard but without cloud gaming rights, with Ubisoft receiving the cloud gaming rights instead.

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Lord of the Fallen Confirms Big Feature for Launch

The game developers confirm a major feature that PC gamers can take advantage of from the start. The game will support Nvidia’s DLSS3 and AMD’s FSR3, allowing gamers to improve performance without sacrificing graphical fidelity.

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Unity CEO Quits After Furious Pricing Backlash

John Riccitiello has resigned as CEO of Unity following a controversial pricing change which angered gamers and developers alike.

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Amazon and Immutable Team Up to Advance Web3 Gaming

The partnership enables Immutable to provide game studios with $100K in cloud service coverage.

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AI Predicts Future Viral Mutations

Researchers at Harvard and the University of Oxford developed an AI system that can forecast new variants of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, HIV, and influenza — with hopes the tech can help ‘future-proof’ vaccines against mutations.

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Adobe Teases New AI Photo Editing Tool That Will ‘Revolutionize’ its Products

Adobe is set to announce a new AI-powered photo editing tool — “object-aware editing engine” — dubbed Project Stardust. The tool automatically identifies individual objects in regular photographs, allowing them to be easily moved around and changed.

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Walmart Experiments with Generative AI Tools

Walmart is experimenting with generative AI to help shoppers in all stages of the shopping experience, from the search and discovery phase to making a purchase.

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And that wraps up this week’s DCI news. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to keep our finger on the pulse of all things gaming!

Until next week!

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Aethir is revolutionizing the cloud infrastructure landscape by focusing on Decentralized Cloud Infrastructure (DCI) tailored for gaming and AI companies. Addressing a pressing issue in current cloud technology, Aethir offers an alternative that solves the cost and latency challenges associated with delivering heavy GPU computational loads. The existing cloud models primarily focus on storage, CPU, and low-level machine learning model (LLM) training requirements, neglecting the emerging needs of the Human-AI interaction layer. This layer combines AI inference with consumer-facing services, demanding real-time, low-latency interaction capabilities. Aethir’s DCI leverages decentralization to ensure low capital expenditure and high efficiency.

Unlike traditional cloud service providers, we operate as a mining network, eliminating the overhead costs of unused equipment. This positions us advantageously, especially as the global market faces imminent chipset shortages. Our network architecture also ensures global scalability, with costs significantly lower than traditional models. Our network’s design ensures increasing speed and decreasing costs as it scales. With a decentralized network, the probability of a user being close to a node — thus experiencing lower latency — increases as more nodes come online.

Consequently, Aethir offers an incredibly elegant ecosystem that becomes faster and cheaper as it expands. Built by a seasoned team with experience in scaling top cloud gaming infrastructure, Aethir is the indispensable infrastructure for delivering low-latency, high-computational loads. We are at the forefront of catering to the ever-evolving needs of the AI and Gaming, leading the way in the development and deployment of next-gen cloud solutions.

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