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CDN security market to worth US$42,887 million by 2032: FMI
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The global content delivery network (CDN) security market is anticipated to be worth US$42,887 million by 2032, up from US$7,110 million in 2022.
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Potential cheating vulnerabilities in Chess.com: Check Point
Mon, 20th Mar 2023
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Check Point Research identified security vulnerabilities in Chess.com, which, left unpatched, can be used to cheat and solve games without playing.
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Online gaming spikes as consumers seek social connection and entertainment
Fri, 19th Mar 2021
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digital entertainment
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online gaming
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The desire to stay connected and entertained while stuck at home during the pandemic has driven online gaming popularity.
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Online gaming a 'hotbed' for DDoS attacks — report
Thu, 14th Jan 2021
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The latency and availability issues present in online gaming, in particular, presented an attractive target to attackers, in addition to the enduring popularity of gaming in the era of COVID-19.
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Gamers targeted as identity theft, bullying and cheating increases online
Tue, 15th Dec 2020
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identity theft
More than a tenth of gamers have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as $347bn globally, according to new research.
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Radware launches DDoS protection for online gaming
Mon, 12th Oct 2020
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online gaming
“Online games are a massive, multi-billion-dollar industry, but they frequently fall victim to powerful and targeted DDoS attacks,"
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'Project Thunderchild' uncovers what's wrong with cloud-based gaming
Tue, 21st Jul 2020
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gaming
Massive subscription-based streaming platforms like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud connections can be far from stable.
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54% rise in gaming-related cyber attacks recorded in April
Mon, 22nd Jun 2020
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Social isolation measures, widely implemented throughout the world during March and April, has been linked to both the increase in engagement for gaming and a corresponding boom in game-related cyber attacks.
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JBL's Quantum range buddies up with esports firm 100 Thieves
Mon, 4th May 2020
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Gaming brand JBL has signed on with esports organisation 100 Thieves to become the official global gaming headset partner this year.
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Four game publishers exit NVIDIA's GeForce NOW
Thu, 23rd Apr 2020
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gaming
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cloud services
While NVIDIA didn’t explicitly explain why the publishers will be pulling their games from the service, the company hopes the publishers will return ‘in the future’.
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COVID-19: Video game industry doing well, but all is not rosy for consoles
Tue, 21st Apr 2020
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The video gaming industry is one which many may have expected to perform well throughout lockdowns, but according to new research from GlobalData, some of the biggest industry hard-hitters may suffer in 2020.
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'No sleep: Must game' - research hints at the rise of binge gaming on mobile
Thu, 12th Mar 2020
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mobile gaming
Four hours and 36 minutes – that’s how long the average ‘binge gaming’ session lasts.
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Mobile game downloads jump 40% in three years
Tue, 3rd Mar 2020
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The market is the single largest revenue source of the entire gaming industry, and downloads have been rising steadily since 2016.
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PUBG Mobile cracks down on dirty cheaters
Tue, 3rd Mar 2020
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online gaming
Players will be able to use the Death Replay to see how they were killed from their opponent’s perspective.
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Number of global online gamers to hit 1 billion in 2024
Thu, 20th Feb 2020
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gaming
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online games
The number of online gamers had been increasing by nearly 50 million per year. 
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Revealed: Top gaming trends as industry grows rapidly
Tue, 18th Feb 2020
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Report reveals the maturing of cloud technologies and 5G will help cloud gaming become a major global market.
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2020's biggest games face delays, but it's probably a good thing
Fri, 24th Jan 2020
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console gaming
Barely a few weeks in 2020 and already the mantra in the gaming community is ‘it’s okay to delay, so everyone’s doing it’.
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How video games are driving the need for faster internet
Wed, 21st Aug 2019
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online gaming
Video games are driving the need for internet services that are lightning fast and free of lag or latency, especially as many games now rely on the internet to provide an excellent gaming experience.
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Govt support could turn NZ's game industry into billion-dollar boom
Mon, 19th Aug 2019
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Grinding Gear Games’ hugely successful RPG Path of Exile has showcased the local gaming industry – last year Tencent purchased Grinding Gear Games for more than $100 million.
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Forget the lag - we go hands-on with the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router
Mon, 5th Aug 2019
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gaming
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Setup is a breeze, and performance will have you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. ROG fans will appreciate the complimentary styling matching their other ROG kit.
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Ditch the disc: Xbox One S All-Digital Edition lands in NZ next month
Tue, 23rd Jul 2019
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microsoft
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gaming
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It’s set to be a version of the Xbox One S with one distinctive difference: it has no disc drive.
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Is Google’s Stadia feasible with today’s data centres?
Tue, 26th Mar 2019
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cloud services
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To get a better idea of the sheer audacity behind Google’s latest move, we spoke to Unitas Global chief technical officer Grant Kirkwood.
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Cloud providers increasingly jumping into gaming market
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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cloud services
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gaming
Aa number of major cloud service providers are uniquely placed to capitalise on the lucrative cloud gaming market.
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Facebook launches dedicated home for its Gaming
Sat, 16th Mar 2019
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"All of our work on the Facebook Gaming team adds up to helping build the world's gaming community."
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