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new operating system Steam

Coming soon: The Steam Operating System for Gamers

Steam is a gaming platform that distributes games to a thriving community of some 50 million global players. Its owner Valve today announced that it would soon be launching its own Steam Operating System (OS) based on Linux. The stand alone OS will be multi-platform, & will even work on a TV. Hundreds of great games are already running natively on SteamOS.

This is the first step towards Valve’s Steam Box, the open video game console. It combines Steam’s game digital distribution platform with a user interface designed for TVs, all on top of the Linux platform. And, it will be free, so there will be no strings attached.

Steam Opeating System for GamersThe company website says, “Steam is not a one-way content broadcast channel, it’s a collaborative many-to-many entertainment platform, in which each participant is a multiplier of the experience for everyone else. With SteamOS, “openness” means that the hardware industry can iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they’ve been able to. Content creators can connect directly to their customers. Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want. Gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they love. SteamOS will continue to evolve, but will remain an environment designed to foster these kinds of innovation.”

Steam is in 185 countries & has been translated into 25 languages. Valve is an entertainment software & technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source game engine & Steam, the premier online gaming platform.

So, serious gamers across the globe, here comes the Steam Operating System for Gamers. Watch this space for the announcement.

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New WordPress plugin seoslides

New WordPress plugin helps embed PDF file on your Site

This new WordPress plugin could turn out to be beneficial for all those whose sites are built on the WP platform.

It is often seen that website owners use 3rd party platforms to put up slideshows on their sites. That should no longer be the case now. A Florida, USA-based startup called Alorum has brought out a new WordPress plugin called seoslides whose role is to allow site owners to easily embed any type of PDF file they want.

The logic behind this new WordPress plugin is to give the control of their Content back in the hands of site developers. Alorum’s solution allows users to own and control both their Content and leads, all the way through the acquisition funnel.

Seoslides users can create or import any presentation directly onto their own website. The seoslides plugin represents the first fully embeddable, multi-page content on WordPress. Whereas current posts and pages are stand-alone pages, presentations by seoslides will be composed of slides that are each a page, with SEO optimisable notes. Since the Content is owned, users can place ‘live’ links in any slide, add videos, or even reorder their decks on the fly. When published, presentations appear native, regardless of browser or device, including swiping through slides from a mobile phone.

Alorum is also offering a presentation sharing community,, to which users can embed directly from their own WordPress site.

There are two versions to seoslides; the free one only allows limited uploads while there is a Pro version, too.

Alorum has raised US $191,500 seed round, including from seed stage fund Gazelle Lab.


Image courtesy: seoslides


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