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Stadia searches for scraps among Google’s gaming deals

Google has forged two new gaming partnerships with Activision Blizzard and Verizon. This sees a large haul for Google Cloud and YouTube, but unfortunately, Stadia is chasing bundle deals rather than beefing up its content – potentially a fatal move. Activision Blizzard has chosen Google Cloud and YouTube for its cloud hosting and streaming services, respectively. This is a big win for Google in two rapidly expanding markets – Activision Blizzard has MAUs in the hundreds of millions and total revenues of $7.5 billion in 2018. However, Stadia is just not making the same headway when it really needs to be doing so. It’s being bundled into Verizon Fios’ top tier broadband and frankly, that is just not going to…

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