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    • New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      New algorithm claims to improve video streaming

      Since the coronavirus pandemic has put many countries on lockdown, video streaming has become a more popular activity for many people. But the increased audience has also made bandwidths suffer and video quality has, in consequence, diminished. As a result, streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and others recently confirmed that they will be downgrading the video resolution for viewers in order to keep the servers free from overloading.

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    • Netflix sees record sign-ups during pandemic lockdowns

      Netflix sees record sign-ups during pandemic lockdowns

      Netflix on Tuesday reported soaring profits as paid subscribers grew by 15.7 million from the previous quarter to total nearly 183 million during lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to earnings figures, Netflix also made a profit of $709m on revenue of $5.8bn in the first three months of this year.

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    • Future of gaming defined by Google, Microsoft

      Future of gaming defined by Google, Microsoft

      Ah, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3 in short - that time of the year when the whole video game industry gathers to tell its fan all about the incredible games and projects it’s been quietly (or not so quietly) working on. From a Breath of the Wild sequel to Keanu Reeves taking the stage during Cyberpunk 2077 presentation and calling the audience “breathtaking,” this year’s E3 has been a whirlwind of stellar moments and exciting announcements.

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    • Local product quotas for Netflix, Amazon to become law

      Local product quotas for Netflix, Amazon to become law

      Quotas obligating Amazon, Netflix and other streaming services, operating in the EU to dedicate at least 30% of their on-demand catalogs to local content, are set to become a law soon. According to the new rules, Netflix, Amazon and other streamers will be required to fund TV series and films produced in Europe by commissioning content, acquiring it or paying into national film funds through a small surcharge added to their subscription fee, something which is already happening in Germany and which Netflix tried unsuccessfully to fight in court.

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