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Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI


“For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas,” Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida said in a statement.


“I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content.”


Sony’s deal with Microsoft comes at a time when the Japanese firm’s gaming business is losing some steam as its PlayStation 4 (PS4) console nears the end of its life.


For Microsoft, the deal bolsters its Azure cloud computing business, which helped push its market value past $1 trillion last month.


Intelligent cameras are currently being used in applications such as spotting defective items coming off manufacturing lines with greater accuracy than human inspectors.


“Sony has always been a leader in both entertainment and technology, and the collaboration we announced today builds on this history of innovation,” Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said in a statement.






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