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Google has some big announcements at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) this week. Chief among them in my book is the announcement of the Google Cloud CDN going into Beta. This is big for Publishers (like us) who want to speed up delivery of images, audio and video and will take on big players like Amazon’s CloudFront, Akamai and Telco solutions.

Cloud CDN enters Beta

We’re launching Cloud CDN Beta, allowing your media content to be pushed out to Google’s network edge and cached close to users. As always, data travels via Google’s network and reaches users who expect instantaneous access to images and live-stream video experiences. Cloud CDN is also fully integrated with Google’s global load balancing and enterprise-grade security to distribute media workloads anywhere they originate, so jobs never get bogged down.

Google is also teaming up with Autodesk to increase rendering speed in Maya by up to 10x… expand full story

Android N is on its way, and as each new Developer Preview is released, we get a clearer picture of what Google has in mind for its next (and future) versions of Android. One major, albeit fairly inconspicuous drive is one towards a mobile-based VR platform, but one that everyone can access. Within Android N, we finally see some actual evidence that — at its inner most core — going forward the smartphone platform is going to be built for Virtual Reality.

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