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Apple has its head in the iCloud

Apple looking to release "iCloud" a cloud-based storage system for Mac and iOS users

| Storage News | Posted: Apr 29, 2011 6:24 am

Apple has been at this for a while but things are finally starting to materialize for their cloud-based solutions for iOS and Mac users. Included in these plans are a revamped MobileMe and an iTunes-based "digital locker", sans the naked, old men and filled with more digital-ness. The new rumor is that it will be powered by a huge data center in Maiden, North Carolina and dubbed "iCloud".

 

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According to GigaOm, a Swedish-based company called Xcerion had until just recently been using the domain iCloud.com to run a cloud-based storage service of the same name. Xcerion has just rebranded the service "CloudMe, and a source for GigaOm claimed that the domain name for iCloud.com has been sold to Apple for a tidy sum of $4.5 million

 

NEWS SOURCESArstechnica.com, Gigaom.com

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