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Microsoft has unveiled a cloudy content distribution service that will intensify its competition with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Azure Media Services is billed as a “cloud platform for managing and distributing media to any screen, anywhere” and as a cloudified version of Microsoft's existing Media Platform. Users can encode …

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Devil

Can you please stay away from my bits

"Azure Media Services ready to send your bits to almost any device"

Can you please stay away from my bits..

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Meh

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If The Daily Mail or Dianne Abbot get hold of this article they will think it is all about porn and then will start a campaign to ban it!

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Anonymous Coward

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I suspect Dianne Abbot would send it to private school first....

Ooh, get me, a little bit of politics there...

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Worse yet, the headline just put the idea of Ballmer porn into my head :(

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Microsoft Azure - Banned in Britain?

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Black Helicopters

Re: The only blue thing Microsoft can do is the Blue Screen Of Death

5:42 am - man, I hope they pay you overtime for this hard work you do.

Microsoft wants data about you for advertising (or maybe even to sell, or will get bought one day, who knows?).

That's Google, and you mean "definitely to sell".

Also Windows has alleged back doors into Windows that the FBI/CIA use, and the like?

Millennium hand and shrimp I seen 'em! Watching me with rays! Them and their big weasel!

What an arsehole you are.

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Re: The only blue thing Microsoft can do is the Blue Screen Of Death

Why would I not trust MS here, it's delivering media to a device, hardly reaping data from your personal life like Google do.

Backdoor? Highly unlikely, a bit tin-foil hatty, if you ask me.

Also all that code contributed to the Linux Kernel by the NSA does what, exactly?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: The only blue thing Microsoft can do is the Blue Screen Of Death

Yeah, It's a good job there has never been a long standing vulnerability in Linux discovered years after the code was written, or a bug re-introduced after the fix that no-one noticed.

Also, many, many companies, universities and governments have access to the codebase for Windows, not as many as Linux, but I have still to meet someone who knows anything about OS programming outside of their specialist area. How many eyes of people who know what they're talking about are really on a particular, obscure part of the kernel of Linux? Ten, fifteen?

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I will freely admit that the "blue movie" subheading went over my head for several minutes.....

............until I remembered what "azure" literally means. I was clearly not awake at the time!

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> the new cloudy service can do just about anything required to get video into Joe and Jane Public's eyeballs, all without messy on-premises hardware or the need to adopt new tools.

What makes MS think content-providers want that?

I mean, they could just stream h264 video to all-comers, but instead they wrap it up in nasty flash obfuscated apps. In Oz, TV is all tablet-unfriendly mpeg2.

No, they want to rent you black box with some dodgy encryption and charge a premium for it as well as the content.

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It's called monetizing. It's what businesses do. It's what makes money that pays employee salaries. It's how we get money from people that have nothing better to do with their money than sit around watching TV.

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