Introducing Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Mixed Reality is an amazing new experience combining the thrill of virtual reality with a phenomenal sense of presence. Now, you can travel the world. Get inside the games you love. Even move across time and space. With quick, easy set-up you’ll jump from wonder to wow and be exploring a wide selection of games, 360 degree videos, and over 20,000 2D apps in just minutes.

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OSN

OSN is the region’s leading entertainment network with the rights to broadcast into 24 countries across the MENA. The company is owned and operated by Panther Media Group, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and has two shareholders, KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.OSN has a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.

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Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | July 11, 2022

Video streaming services have achieved mainstream engagement, with binge viewing now eclipsing linear TV viewing as the leading form of TV show consumption. While the digital disruptors may revel in their newfound status as the masters of TV consumption, and the TV and film industry are forced to adapt to this new reality, a subtler shift in mindset needs to occur. Streaming services, led by subscription video on demand (SVOD) hegemon Netflix, still operate in the mindset of having a digital native consumer base. For these streaming incumbents, the success of SVOD still rests upon their ability to appeal to younger consumer bases who have a) grown up in a digital environment, and b) are by definition young and eager for new and constantly evolving consumer experiences. Add to this the post-second world war presumption that popular entertainment should always be youth-centric focused, and streaming is still de-facto a youth-orientated proposition.

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Technologies, Virtualization

Discord: A Novel Medium for B2B Marketing

Article | August 2, 2022

Discord is a real-time chat platform where anyone with a community can interact. Users can talk to others in the community on special channels and get invites to join different servers. Many people prefer to reach out to online customers through social media, but messaging apps like Discord have 20% more monthly active users than traditional social media platforms. (Business Insider) Discord generates revenue through premium subscriptions and game distribution. It does not use advertisements. However, it can help marketers through its community that grows with video, voice, text communication and more. Let us look at how: Helps Build a Moderated Community You can set up a Discord server as a moderated social discussion platform. Create different channels based on your audience’s preference and allow them to bond. And as your community grows, so will the popularity of your business. Word-of-mouth marketing is still very effective. Connects Your Brand with Like-minded Audience You can also meet others who share your interests on various Discord servers. When you know what you're looking for, finding relevant servers is simple. Check with your team members, and your community, and join those groups. There, you'll meet other business owners and pursue collaboration opportunities. Allows Sharing Relevant Industry Content Share your website articles and other industry updates on Discord. You can take the advantage of your employees’ social media presence because they are linked to a single server. They'll spread the word about the articles through other Discord servers and their personal social media accounts. It will assist you in gaining authority among your target audience. Another way to market your company is to post branded memes, GIFs, and funny screenshots. Helps Offer Great Customer Service People expect prompt service, and because Discord delivers messages in real-time, you can address issues as they arise. You can easily send direct messages to members and have private conversations with them. Parting Words Although Discord is primarily a messaging app for individuals, it also has many advantages for B2B marketing. Discord is ideal for community management and true engagement.

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Technologies, Business

Games video creators can help attract new audiences to esports, if rights holders empower them to

Article | July 20, 2022

Those who have been following MIDiA’s games coverage for a while will have seen our posts about the growth problem of esports and suggestions around putting focus on the entertainment angle, rather than just on the sports angle, in order to most effectively capitalise on the opportunity. We have known for a while that esports viewers are only a subset of the broader games-related video viewing audience.We also know that esports audiences enjoy live entertainment in general, more so than many other entertainment consumer segments. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 consumer survey enabled us to dive deeper into how this opportunity can be approached. As a part of our upcoming Esports Viewer Dossier 2021 update, we have looked at the esports viewers, in comparison to consumers who say they watch games-related videos but not esports. The former represents the current state of play, while the latter represents esports’ potential audience growth opportunity.

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Technologies, Virtualization

Metaverse: Transforming B2B Businesses with Technology

Article | July 27, 2022

In the 3D interactive space of metaverse, nothing is impossible. People from various corners of the world can create, share, and explore virtual worlds in this space. They can also interact, trade, and do business. What does metaverse offer B2B businesses, though? Let us take a look. From Virtual Storefronts to Digital Employees While metaverse is still in the early stages of development, businesses can have their own virtual storefronts, digital employees, and virtual currency in a virtual reality. Business exclusive metaverse platforms like Sansar, Somnium Space, and Decentraland offer companies an option to establish their virtual presence. How is Metaverse Transforming B2B Businesses? Metaverse presents businesses with the unique opportunity to build client relationships face-to-face. Branded experiences like product announcements, product showrooms, company updates, educational sessions, conferences, and networking events can be done in metaverse. Let us explore other ways in which metaverse can enrich B2B businesses: Richer Customer Experience Immersive buyer experiences influence prospects to make purchase decisions faster. B2B sellers in metaverse can create such experiences through interactions that surpass traditional sales approaches and focus on visually attractive sales presentations to convert prospects. Effective Marketing and Advertising New marketing and advertising opportunities in metaverse are developing with every passing day. Over time, companies may be able to sponsor events or create targets ads to attract a certain demographic. The companies that establish themselves in the metaverse might have a bigger advantage in this regard compared to the companies that venture into it later. Higher ROI and Sales Increasing sales and ROI are crucial for every business. Reaching new markets and tapping into new revenue sources is easier with metaverse. It will allow salespeople to host multiple meetings with buyers living in different parts of the world without having to leave their actual office, saving multiple costs while conveniently still creating client relationships that last. Improved Workforce Efficiency Metaverse-based training simulations help employees upgrade their skills. Additionally, customer service associates can create avatars to provide business customers assistance in real-time. Metaverse encourages employees to communicate better and allows remote employees to virtually connect for projects, meetings, and feedback. Last Word B2B businesses can capitalize on the convenience of metaverse and harness this latest technology to offer their customers visually immersive experiences.

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OSN

OSN is the region’s leading entertainment network with the rights to broadcast into 24 countries across the MENA. The company is owned and operated by Panther Media Group, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and has two shareholders, KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.OSN has a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.

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Upgrade your gaming rig and save up to $400 on a pre-built machine right now

windowscentral | January 28, 2019

The first is the $1,400 VR-ready rig from iBuyPower. It's down from $1,799 and features an Intel Core i7 8700K six-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive plus 240GB SSD, 4 USB 3.1 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more. It also has the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB dedicated gaming video card and it's all packed into a 16-color RGB case with a gaming mouse and keyboard.For $1,200, you can pick up the CyberPower Gamer Master GMA1394A gaming PC and save $269. It has the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-core processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB video card, 2TB hard drive, 240GB SSD, and more. Both machines come with Windows 10 Home installed.

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Unlock a new world of gaming with the Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle for $200

Windows Central | December 20, 2018

If you didn't manage to snag an Xbox One console during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you've got no reason to fret as Amazon is now offering the Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle on sale for one of its best prices ever. Right now you can grab the console along with Battlefield V and an Xbox Wireless Controller for just $199.99, saving you $100 off its regular price.Tons of other Xbox bundles are on sale right now too; you could snag an Xbox One X bundle with a game and a controller for $399 right now, and various other Xbox One S bundles are discounted as low as $199 as well. B&H ended up offering the best deal of them all on the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle which has a coupon on its page to allow you to score the bundle for just $180. It's worth noting that's a 500GB console whereas most of the other bundles, including the Battlefield V option, offer a 1TB hard drive.A perfect addition to your Xbox purchase this month is a subscription to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass. Gold gives you the ability to access online multiplayer on tons of Xbox games and free game downloads each month, while Xbox Game Pass acts as a Netflix-like service for games allowing you to play over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on your Xbox console or Windows 10 PC whenever you want. Right now, a year of Xbox Game Pass is discounted by $50, so it's a great time to started.

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Acer’s new Windows Mixed Reality headset has a detachable modular design

The Verge | August 29, 2018

Acer is introducing a new version of its Windows Mixed Reality headset at IFA in Berlin today. The Acer OJO 500 includes a more modular design with detachable parts. It’s designed for businesses like museums or attractions that might have customers using the headset multiple times per day, and both the lens and head strap can be fully removed and cleaned. Acer is shipping the OJO 500 with either a hard or soft head strap, and the soft version is machine washable.The mask on the headset can be flipped, so you don’t need to remove the headset fully to check your surroundings. Acer is also including a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel to adjust the distance between the display and people’s eyes. This should make VR apps and games in Windows Mixed Reality a little clearer and sharper.

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Upgrade your gaming rig and save up to $400 on a pre-built machine right now

windowscentral | January 28, 2019

The first is the $1,400 VR-ready rig from iBuyPower. It's down from $1,799 and features an Intel Core i7 8700K six-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive plus 240GB SSD, 4 USB 3.1 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more. It also has the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB dedicated gaming video card and it's all packed into a 16-color RGB case with a gaming mouse and keyboard.For $1,200, you can pick up the CyberPower Gamer Master GMA1394A gaming PC and save $269. It has the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz 8-core processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB video card, 2TB hard drive, 240GB SSD, and more. Both machines come with Windows 10 Home installed.

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Unlock a new world of gaming with the Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle for $200

Windows Central | December 20, 2018

If you didn't manage to snag an Xbox One console during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you've got no reason to fret as Amazon is now offering the Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle on sale for one of its best prices ever. Right now you can grab the console along with Battlefield V and an Xbox Wireless Controller for just $199.99, saving you $100 off its regular price.Tons of other Xbox bundles are on sale right now too; you could snag an Xbox One X bundle with a game and a controller for $399 right now, and various other Xbox One S bundles are discounted as low as $199 as well. B&H ended up offering the best deal of them all on the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle which has a coupon on its page to allow you to score the bundle for just $180. It's worth noting that's a 500GB console whereas most of the other bundles, including the Battlefield V option, offer a 1TB hard drive.A perfect addition to your Xbox purchase this month is a subscription to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass. Gold gives you the ability to access online multiplayer on tons of Xbox games and free game downloads each month, while Xbox Game Pass acts as a Netflix-like service for games allowing you to play over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on your Xbox console or Windows 10 PC whenever you want. Right now, a year of Xbox Game Pass is discounted by $50, so it's a great time to started.

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Acer’s new Windows Mixed Reality headset has a detachable modular design

The Verge | August 29, 2018

Acer is introducing a new version of its Windows Mixed Reality headset at IFA in Berlin today. The Acer OJO 500 includes a more modular design with detachable parts. It’s designed for businesses like museums or attractions that might have customers using the headset multiple times per day, and both the lens and head strap can be fully removed and cleaned. Acer is shipping the OJO 500 with either a hard or soft head strap, and the soft version is machine washable.The mask on the headset can be flipped, so you don’t need to remove the headset fully to check your surroundings. Acer is also including a built-in interpupillary distance (IPD) wheel to adjust the distance between the display and people’s eyes. This should make VR apps and games in Windows Mixed Reality a little clearer and sharper.

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