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Sony Music Unlimited launches in Japan

Sony Music Unlimited launches in Japan

Sony has announced the launch of its Music Unlimited service in Japan. The music subscription service will give Japanese subscribers access to all the music they can listen to with over 10,000 songs in the database. Sony Music Unlimited is a cloud-based subscription service with tracks from major labels and artists.

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Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple isn’t just adding and improving features in iOS 6, with the company also focusing on its iCloud.com web services. MacRumors reports that Apple has activated the iCloud Beta portal for developers testing iOS 6, with new web apps appearing on the site. Those include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and an improved Find My iPhone, will all four being tagged as “Beta”.

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So who’ll buy OnLive now?

So who’ll buy OnLive now?

Sony's acquisition of Gaikai today closes off one long-standing rumor of a cloud gaming investment, but opens up another: which rival can't afford to leave OnLive on the shelf? Whispers that Sony was eyeing a cloud specialist culminated back in May with OnLive and Gaikai presumed the most likely candidates for powering the company's long-standing "Four Screen" strategy, something Sony described as its retort to Apple's iOS, iTunes and iCloud ecosystem. That leaves OnLive potentially up for grabs, and a number of potential suitors.

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Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony grabs Gaikai for cloud gaming and entertainment

Sony has snapped up cloud gaming specialist Gaikai for $380m, the company has confirmed, with plans to roll out a new cloud service for PlayStation and home entertainment. "Sony Computer Entertainment will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service" Andrew House, president and group CEO of SCE said of the deal, "that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices."

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Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest suffer storm-related outages

Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest suffer storm-related outages

As evidence of the fact that high-end technological platforms are still vulnerable to the same trials and tribulations as everyone else, a series of severe storms rattled service at a few of the biggest online services this weekend. Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest were among the most notable companies to suffer outages as a result of the weather.

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Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Enterprise-centric cloud storage provider Box has announced a key enhancement to its growing OneCloud platform - Android support. OneCloud is a feature that allows users to keep their Box files synced even when they're using third-party apps. A whole slew of ANdroid app providers are compatible with the service, making Box differentiated from its more noteworthy competitors.

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Microsoft Connected Car plans include Kinect, WP8 and the cloud

Microsoft Connected Car plans include Kinect, WP8 and the cloud

Microsoft is looking to bury its Kinect, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Bing and other technologies into your next dashboard, with a job listing outlining the ambitions of the next-gen Connected Car Platform. The advert sketches a telematics system that can pulls together "speech, gestures, face tracking, augmented reality, vehicle networking, navigation, [and] entertainment" that turns simple cars into "intelligent assistants."

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CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

Known for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad, startup CloudOn has just closed a $16 million round of funding and is teasing much bigger plans ahead. The company revealed that it wants to re-imagine the way productivity works in the mobile age. Besides expanding globally with the new funding, it wants to develop new group collaboration tools and integrate the different major productivity platforms from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

Redbox video game stats shown in infographic

So in case you weren't aware, DVD rental kiosk magnate Redbox decided to step into the world of video game rentals a while back, and the service has now revealed some interesting statistics about how far it has come in its short time in this space. For starters, about 18 million games have been rented. There's much more than that in an interesting infographic that has emerged from the data.

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