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Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics

Windows Azure Media Services Building Awesome: The server that streamed the Olympics | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

For the last two years, I have been working to extend the capabilities to of the Origin Server for Window Azure Media Services. In January of 2013, Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) became generally available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Just over a year later, it would stream the largest live sporting event in history – millions of concurrent users and over 10,000 hours of unique content over the 16-day Sochi Winter Olympic Games. This article describes the capabilities of Microsoft’s origin server, as well as the evolution of the product in the last two years to meet today’s demanding streaming media space.

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ZangZing will close soon after MobileMe

ZangZing will close soon after MobileMe | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

ZangZing had been cleverly standing out as a possible "after MobileMe" solution for those who cannot wait for iOS6 "share from Photostream" feature unveiled at WWDC.


Joseph Ansanelli's team had designed a superior user interface, a clever ingestion mechanism including fetching albums from other sites, along with comprehensive privacy settings while sharing albums with others.


The email below is therefore a total surprise for subscribers as well as a strong disappointment, and we don't understand yet what motivated it.


Now that two consumer photosharing services are gone, which of the remaining ones will stand out and take care of the rest of us ?



Hi Philippe,

Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share.

On July 2nd, ZangZing will no longer accept new users to join or new photos to be uploaded.

On August 31st, we will be shutting down ZangZing and permanently deleting all photos, contact information, and account information.

To download your original photos, please follow these steps:
Sign in at www.zangzing.com/signinMouse-over the album you would like to downloadClick the "i" menu and choose Download. This will create a Zip file of all the original photos in that album. Once each album is completely downloaded, then begin the next album download as simultaneous downloads can become corrupted on some web browsersRepeat this for all your albums

If you have any problems, please refer to this Help article, http://zan.gy/Gzv1Qd.

Thank you for sharing our same passion for design, privacy, and group photo sharing. You inspired us.

The ZangZing Team


39 Mesa Street, 102A
San Francisco, CA 94129

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