A new Olympic Games in Vancouver. A rapidly emerging Microsoft multimedia platform in Silverlight. And an entirely new search engine, named Bing. All have combined to create a unique opporuntity to experience the 2010 Winter Olympic Games online as never before.
For all 15 Winter Olympics’ sports, MIcrosoft technology, in conjunction with NBC Universal. is offering exclusive digital event coverage that includes more than 400 hours of live competition and more than 1,000 hours of full-event replays, both online and on-demand.
Highlights such as event recaps, best-of montages, commentator analysis and athlete-specific clips are being offered, extending the experience far beyond the broadcast. This coverage can be easily accessed on NBCOlympics.com as well as directly from the MSN homepage. [24×7]
Adhost is the Red Zone for New Orleans SuperBowl Coverage
Super Bowl success propelled the New Orleans Saints’ Web site into the national spotlight last Sunday bringing a record number of visitors to the site looking for additional ways to connect with their team. Thanks to Seattle-based Adhost Internet, a leading provider of server colocation, dedicated servers and Web hosting, fans experienced the site in championship style – without interruption.
“Adhost did a phenomenal job preparing the Saints website for our historic Super Bowl victory,” said Doug Miller, senior director of communications for the New Orleans Saints. “Their hard work gearing up for the surge in traffic and assisting the team in real-time content updates during the Super Bowl led to a fantastic online experience for our fans on Super Bowl Sunday – and beyond. I can’t say enough good things about the work Cypress and Adhost have done in support of the New Orleans Saints digital efforts – they are our go-to team for the Web.” [24×7]Seattle Jumping on Google Broadband Wagon!
Seattle wants in on Google’s plans to speed up the Internet.As first reported in the Seattle P-I online, Mayor Mike McGinn’s office said Thursday the city would try to “partner with Google” as the tech behemoth tries to create “ultra-high speed” broadband networks across the Untied States.
On Wednesday, the Internet giant announced plans to build experimental broadband networks that could deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to a half-million Americans. With most DSL, cable and fiber-optic infrastructures delivering speeds of 3 megabits to 20 megabits per second, Google’s proposed network would be ridiculously faster.
Why, other than world domination, would Google want to get into the ISP business?
Well, according to the official corporate position, “the purpose of this project is to experiment and learn” what application developers could create with faster Internet. But perhaps Google, which occasionally spats with existing ISPs over speeds and fees, wants to send a message: If you won’t do it, we will.
So Google put out a request for information (RFI) Wednesday to see what American communities would be interested in Google’s pilot program. And it took Seattle only a day to respond.
And all of this in the middle of Microsoft Country. Go figure! [24×7]
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