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Cloud
Alibaba cloud will help broadcast the Olympic Winter Games 2022
In collaboration with the Olympic Broadcasting Services, Alibaba's cloud technologies will be utilised during the Olympic Winter Games, Beijing 2022.
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Olympic Games
Olympic Broadcasting Services hosted in Alibaba cloud for the first time
"This is perhaps the biggest technological change in the broadcasting industry for more than half a century."
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Olympic Games
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
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Robotics
Preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics begins - with robots
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are quickly approaching, but it won’t just be a sea of athletes and sports fans – now robots will make up a significant part of the fan experience.
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Data
Alibaba opens the door to cloud at Olympic Games showcase
Located in Gangneung Olympic Park, the Olympic Showcase will be open to the public from February 11 to 25.
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Data breach
Surprise - the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games were hacked
Games organisers have reportedly admitted that its servers had been attacked, forcing them to shut down the official website.
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Microsoft
Expert paints picture of steady worldwide growth for colocation providers
The first half of 2017 alone saw $18.2 billion invested in mergers and acquisitions, up from $7.6 billion in all of 2016 and $6 billion in 2015.
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Phishing
Japan tech firm Soliton Systems invests in LookingGlass cybersecurity
“We look forward to working with LookingGlass to further protect our customers, and our country, from external cyber threats."
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Sky TV
Citrix smooths road to Rio Olympics for Sky TV
"We need to make sure our Rio production team have secure and reliable access to the tools needed for the job."
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Fitness
Think you could cut it as an Olympian? A new app allows you to find out
Using data from runners’ fitness trackers, Cadence lets runners pit their own performance against those of the best athletes in the world.
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Malware
Online buyers beware: Rio Olympics 'ideal' for cybercrims
"The 2016 Rio Olympics are ideal targets for fraudsters and cybercriminals. Those seeking tickets online should be taking appropriate precautions."
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Gear VR
Rio 2016 dubbed the stay at home Olympics
It’s the day before the grand opening of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, so why do 1.3 million tickets still remain unsold?
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Cybersecurity
A warning from Zscaler - don't drop your security baton this olympics
With the Olympics on the horizon, a strong warning has been issued for organizations by Zscaler to refocus their security efforts.
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Sky TV
TVNZ packs for Rio, despite demands from Sky TV
Despite recent uncertainty, Sky TV will be joined by Television New Zealand (TVNZ) at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.
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Cloud
Samsung seals Olympic deal with golden handshake
"Samsung aims to spread the Olympic spirit through our innovative products, enabling all fans around the world to stay connected and share the excitement of the Olympic Movement."
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YouTube
Olympics used as bait for online attacks
Hackers use Olympics as a weapon for online fraud, with fake YouTube websites helping spammers take advantage.
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TV
Olympic fans told to text, tweet or watch TV
TV coverage issues has led to calls for lessened twitter and texting activities during the Olympics as data networks become overloaded.
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Cloud
Twitter crashes on Olympics eve
Social networking site facing problems ahead of London 2012.
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London 2012
Olympic tech wins gold
We look at the latest and greatest technological advancements heading to London 2012.
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Telecommunications
Telecom's Olympic Galaxy S III incentive
London travel package worth $40,000 on offer for buyers of new Samsung smartphone. How does it compare with Vodafone's offer?
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Cloud
Samsung kicks off olympic tour
It’s a mere few months until the 2012 Olympics kick off in London, and Samsung is keen to start drumming up support for New Zealand’s athletes.
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Gaming
Vancouver 2010
I can’t help but feel bad for the Winter Olympics. Didn’t they used to be more of a big deal?
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Cloud
Raise the cloud
A project planned for London’s 2012 Olympic Games sounds like pure science fiction, but the technology that could see it built is already available.