Microsoft, Sony to Partner on Cloud Technology

Date : 05/17/2019 @ 12:22PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
Quote : 132.45  0.13 (0.10%) @ 4:59AM

Microsoft, Sony to Partner on Cloud Technology

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Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to work on cloud and game-streaming technologies, an unusual partnership between two videogame rivals as they face new threats from some of tech's biggest names.


   -- Sony is considering using Microsoft's Azure cloud service for streaming 
      its game content. 
   -- There may also be collaboration involving Microsoft's AI and Sony's 
      image-sensor chips. 
   -- A strong cloud solution is important as the gaming industry moves towards 
      streaming content over the internet. 

Why This Matters

Sony and Microsoft face brewing competition from Amazon and Google, cloud-technology titans with designs on grabbing a share of the $130bn-and-growing videogame industry.

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May 17, 2019 07:07 ET (11:07 GMT)

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