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  1. Default Microsoft acquires Pando for $11 Million


    http://www.pixelenemy.com/microsoft-...ected-in-june/

    "Pando developed a file transfer service between P2P users, and made it the means of distribution based cloud service for games, video and software content giants, while active large file transfer service for consumers and businesses. The purchase was made in part to give Microsoft an advantage in sharing media files for the launch of the new Xbox gaming console is expected in June, and to compete with Sony, who revealed last month its future media console PlayStation 4.

    More than 30 million users have installed the software Pando File Transfer, which allows sending free files size up to 1 GB SATA. The clients of Pando one of American television network NBC Universal, which uses its own technology to deliver HD TV PC.
    In recent years the gaming industry has become the biggest client of Pando, thanks to technology that allows distribution of games with a volume of installation files over 1 GB SATA. Its customers include Nexon, Riot Games, Turbine, Gala-Net and LevelUp"

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    Default Re: Microsoft acquires Pando for $11 Million


    Ewww Pando.

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    So Xbox is now out of the question as the winner of the next gen console war... Wii U couldn't even beat the previous generation, so all hail PS4?

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    This post, my god, so much wrong. How is a p2p file sharing service going to make a console we haven't even seen out of the question?

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    The fact that Pando makes everything a little more sucky was what I aimed at. It was of course not a serious post, other than the Wii U remark.

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    I believe that Pando will be used to answer the PS4's ability to play a game you are still currently downloading.

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    Ha! maybe, but the main reason behind it is to cut Microsofts download costs. And they'll still put it behind the Xbox live paywall.

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    So now not only do we have to pay all over again to use our own network when playing games, we also have to let Microsoft/Pando leech some of our bandwidth?

    This is why I haven't owned a console ever.

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    It hasn't been announced, I'm just assuming because it's microsoft and they put every tiny little thing that you'd think should be free behind xbox lives paywall.

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    HEY GUYS, COMPUTER GAMING@@@@

    I'm just pineappleing around but yeah that sucks.

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    Default Re: Microsoft acquires Pando for $11 Million


    Wait, Pando is related to the Pando Media Booster stuff right?
    That's what my brain tells me for the last 5 minutes since I read this.

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    Yes, they're the company responsible for Pando Media Booster, that's why the original post mentions Nexon as a customer of Pando.

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    Maybe now Pando will work. NAAAAHHHH!

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    Can't hail the PS4. They don't have any new things to "borrow" from any other developers yet.

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    Microsoft software acquisitions rarely turn out well. Since Microsoft bought Skype I see bugs more often than before.

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    Yep....a few friends I talk with had to stop using Skype to talk because it randomly decided that a bunch of our contacts blocked us after an update a few months back...even though none of us blocked each other and shows offline to some, and "Not having shared contact information" to the others.

    Plus I've had issues where Skype just...decides not to send messages for days.

    So yeah...my sarcasm was definitely there for a reason =P

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