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Windows Azure-Based Cloud Gaming to Windows 8

10 Sep

Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) September 10, 2012

Today Agawi, the cloud-based games streaming platform for “any game, anywhere, instantly,” is announcing a collaboration with Microsoft that will enable a variety of games on Windows 8 devices, utilizing the Windows Azure platform for streaming from the cloud.

Agawi, formerly iSwifter, recently launched its version 2.0 to offer cloud streaming of all forms of games content—including social Facebook games as well as mid-core and hardcore titles—to all devices. Popular AAA games will be made available in the coming months for instant play on Windows 8 devices with no additional work required by developers, who are encouraged to contact the company at Agawi.io to be included in the developer partner program.

“Game developers want to focus on building great games, not worrying about back-end issues like scalability and platform management. With Windows Azure, Agawi 2.0 enables developers to make high-performance games easily accessible across devices with the high-quality graphics and virtually instant game downloads,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, Vice-President at Microsoft. “For gamers, Windows 8 delivers a fast, fluid and no-compromise experience that opens the door to exciting new form factors.”

“We are delighted to work together with Microsoft to bring Agawi cloud-based game streaming to Windows 8 via the Windows Azure platform,” said Peter Relan, Executive Chairman of Agawi.

Agawi will be demoing their cloud-based games streaming platform on Windows 8 devices at the Cloud Gaming USA event in San Francisco, September 11-12, where Agawi will also be delivering a keynote speech. Social game developers are encouraged visit the Windows Dev Center to learn more about Windows 8.

For more information on Agawi, visit: http://agawi.io/

About Agawi:

Agawi, formerly iSwifter, recently launched the 2.0 version of its cloud gaming platform and provides its partners with content streaming solutions for all devices, from mobile to PC to TV. Agawi stands for “any game, anywhere, instantly” as its mission to offer all types of games, from casual to hardcore, across all devices.

The cloud gaming platform works with leading game publishers, online retailers, OEMs and network operators to deliver quality gaming experiences anytime, anywhere. It is committed to providing high-performance, scalable and cost-effective solutions to a variety of business models through its state-of-the-art streaming technology.

Based in Menlo Park, California, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneurs and spun out of YouWeb Incubator in 2010.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9888580.htm

 

SOURCE: PRWeb

LinkedIn and your Brand: Are You Getting the Right Value?

10 Sep

September 11th at 12pm EST / 9am PST

Originally designed as an online exchange for job seekers and hiring managers, LinkedIn’s growth has made it an important social platform for brand exposure and research. Recruiters hunt for likely hiring prospects, and skilled workers demonstrate their value using resumes, profiles and posts.

But best practices for communications are less clear – what are the marketing and public relations angles for brands in such a community? How are the returns measured on a brand’s investment of time in LinkedIn?

In this webinar, our panel of experts will identify ways that companies can evaluate their success in presenting their brands to the tens of millions of LinkedIn members. Join as we discuss these questions, and your own:

  • Beyond proving themselves as attractive companies to work for, what other brand reinforcements are possible?
  • What forms of presence must a brand take in order to reach its market on LinkedIn?
  • What makes a good recruiter/ambassador on Linkedin?
  • What are the pitfalls to brand representation on LinkedIn?

Register here: http://bit.ly/Nl73uj

About the Panel:


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Chuck Hester

Chuck Hester is a LinkedIn power connector with more than 11,000 direct connections. He is a sought-after expert on the subject of using LinkedIn for media relations, personal and professional branding, and how to use social media to build business contacts. He’s addressed conferences thought the country and the world from Canada to Australia and throughout the United States. The Chief Connections Officer at Chuck Hester Enterprises, Chuck helps businesses get their stories told through influencer relations, good old fashion PR strategies and hard work. He also offers LinkedIn Boot Camps that help businesses maximize their use of LinkedIn, find and retain customers and enhance their social media footprints.

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Viveka Von Rosen

Viveka is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert” and speaks to business owners, corporations, Legal Firms and associations on the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn. Author of  “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” for John Wiley & Sons, she is also a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Mashable.com, TheSocialMediaExaminer.com and The Miami Herald.  She is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter:#LinkedInChat (Recently quoted by Mashable as one of the top 10 business blogs) and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. She is constantly learning, sharing and transferring social media skills and strategies to her tribe.

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Neal Schaffer

Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically leverage the business potential of social media.A Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer and creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog Windmill Networking, Neal is a social media keynote speaker who is also known for his two award-winning and critically acclaimed social media books: ”Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing” and “Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn.”

Register now! http://bit.ly/Nl73uj

SOURCE: Social Media Today

The Oogieloves — This Summer’s Social Media Darlings — Have Done It Again!

15 Aug

NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/

The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure have almost doubled their twitter followers in the past week, approaching 1,000,000 followers and have over 13,000,000 views on YouTube and with traffic to the Oogieloves website (www.oogieloves.com) causing the site to crash three times over the past weekend.

“Like the phenomenon of Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 4s, Target’s introduction of the Missoni brand and Disney with the introduction of the Princess Dolls, The Oogieloves are finding their way to the top of pop culture,” saidKenn Viselman, Producer, The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure. “We are humbled and delighted by the response we are receiving to our sweet and lovely film.”

The movie, which is opening nationally on Oogust 29th, is a unique, interactive experience for audience-goers. It allows children to be children, encouraging them to sing and dance with their new onscreen friends, helping “move” the adventure along through their activity.The fun and fantastic adventure follows the Oogieloves – Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie – as they set out to find five magical golden balloons in time for their good friend Schluufy’s surprise birthday party. To learn more, visit www.oogieloves.com.

SOURCE: Oogieloves http://www.oogieloves.com

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