cloud computing

Google Circles and what it Doesn’t Mean for You

Google Circles and what it Doesn’t Mean for You

This morning there's just a bit of buzz surrounding a code discovery made by a fellow named Florian Rohrweck, a fellow who apparently spends his day reading the back ends of webpages instead of the front ends like everyone else in the world. This fellow has had solid information as well as conjecture about what "Google Circles" is and will be in the future more than once, his latest set of words coming with a discovery of the word Circles found several times in profiles.google.com - "Show people who have added you to circles" being quite an atom bomb in the fight for recognition of the mystical ghost of a project. Thus far the Google Circles project has had no official confirmation from the big Gs themselves, but comments here and there have appeared. Let's have a bit of a conversation on what it could mean for YOU.

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Best Buy Unveils Its Own Cloud Music Service

Best Buy Unveils Its Own Cloud Music Service

With Amazon, Google, and Apple full steam ahead with cloud music services and likely to dominate the highly competitive arena, its quite a bold move for Best Buy to jump in with a "me too." Best Buy certainly isn't one to shy away from uphill battles and has announced today its own Best Buy Music Cloud that attempts to combine some of the best features from the other cloud services.

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Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Windows SkyDrive Drops Silverlight For HTML 5

Microsoft released an update today for its cloud platform called the SkyDrive and has finally dropped Microsoft's proprietary Silverlight from the system, opting for a cross-platform compatible HTML 5. Silverlight required users to download a browser plugin in order to work and thankfully the company realized it needed to transition away from it to stay competitive. Over the last few months, it's been slowly expelling Silverlight from its platforms.

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HP Closer To Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

HP Closer To Launching Its Own Cloud Service?

Back in April there was speculation that HP was getting ready its own cloud-based media service that would be the backbone to its HP Music and Movies store. With the cloud services of Amazon, Google, and Apple already unveiled and the TouchPad's release date fast approaching, rumors on HP's cloud offering has reignited with multiple sources from the major record labels claiming that discussions with HP are heating up.

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Microsoft Windows Phone Mango SkyDrive Updates Detailed

Microsoft Windows Phone Mango SkyDrive Updates Detailed

The frenzy that was yesterday's Apple keynote not only revealed the iCloud but also reignited "year of the copycat" comments from rivals. And just a day after, Microsoft is reminding everyone about their own cloud solution called the SkyDrive. The company is detailing all the new improvements for the SkyDrive that can be expected in the Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update.

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SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

Today's the big day for Apple fans waiting for Steve Jobs to take the stage and finally reveal all the "magical" details of the much hyped iCloud. Unlike the competition, Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, Apple has actually secured licensing deals with music labels and could offer up something much more comprehensive and appealing. Add to that iTune's already secure first place lead in the music download arena, makes it one cloudy day for rivals.

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Apple’s iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe Timed Flawlessly

Apple’s iCloud Trademark Filing in Europe Timed Flawlessly

As you MAY have heard multiple times, Apple very obviously plans on releasing information on their new "iCloud" service in the very near future (aka WWDC.) What you may NOT know is that they, just yesterday, filed the name iCloud with the European Trademark Office under application 010011484. This trademark was filed under 12 distinct International Classes including all of the following headers: digital music by telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices/computers. That's a lot of meat!

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Apple iCloud To Offer Movies, TV Shows At Launch?

Apple iCloud To Offer Movies, TV Shows At Launch?

Apple, in an unusual move, confirmed the agenda for their upcoming WWDC developer conference to include the iCloud, iOS 5, and OS X Lion. Although it seems like they just killed some of the mystery and magic for the event, there's still so much unknown about the iCloud that it keeps us anxious and the rumor mills cranking. The latest claims suggest that the iCloud could serve up not only music, but also movies and TV shows.

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Apple iTunes iCloud Music Service Might Not Launch At WWDC?

Apple iTunes iCloud Music Service Might Not Launch At WWDC?

Apple's much anticipated cloud-based iTunes music service, possibly dubbed iCloud, is ramping up for an imminent reveal, but will it be during next month's WWDC developer conference? Just this morning, reports seemed optimistic with Sony joining EMI and Warner Music in reaching agreeable licensing terms with Apple. It seemed like Universal Music Group would be the last piece of the puzzle, but this may not be the case.

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Apple Patent Reveals iTunes Cloud Service Details

Apple Patent Reveals iTunes Cloud Service Details

Speculation on Apple's iTunes Cloud service, possibly dubbed iCloud, is building up as we inch closer to next month's WWDC 2011, when the service will likely be unveiled. Both Amazon and Google have already unleashed their versions of a cloud music service, leaving Apple's version now the center of attention. And today, we have our first preview of what Apple's version might entail thanks to a patent filing.

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Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Apple iCloud May Serve More Than Music

Last week we reported that Apple was ahead of Google in launching a cloud music service, a digital locker of sorts that would allow users to store and stream their iTunes music. Apple's momentum continues, striking at least two out of four successful deals with the record companies, and spurring rumors of a new "iCloud" branding after it was rumored that the company spent $4.5 million to acquire the domain iCloud.com. Now, it is further speculated that the iCloud will be serving up more than just music.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

This week's tech news roundup highlights the Apple and Samsung legal battle, our Samsung Galaxy SII extreme unboxing, cloud computing problems for both Amazon and the PlayStation Network, Apple's Q2 earnings, the white iPhone 4, the iPhone 5, and details on various smartphones and tablets including the BlackBerry Playbook, G-Slate, G2x, HTC Flyer, and the Acer Iconia Tab.

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