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Apple rumored to have bought the iCloud.com Domain

Is "cloud" really a great name for a consumer offering?

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Apple rumored to have bought the iCloud.com Domain

Apple is rumored since a while to offer a new range of cloud based services. A music locker and other services are supposed to come with the release of iOS 5. Apple has stopped selling MobileMe, which is a strong indicator that something new is coming in the services offering.

GigaOM reports that Apple might have bought the domain icloud.com from a Swedish company. Their source say that Apple paid $4.5m for it. Hey Apple, how about i4u.com? For $4.5 million it is yours. It is much shorter and easy to remember.

Buy the way, here is maybe the reason why Apple's social network named Ping is not catching on. It misses the "i" in the name. icloud will therefore change cloud services as we know them and the Apple iCloud will become the gold standard.

Why this important:
If Apple does cloud based services right, we might be able to leave the PC behind us. There are of course many issues with online stored data. The recent Playstation Network hack illustrates the security challenges such services face. If we all store our music and videos than this will bring new requirements for data networks. Managing and storing data is a big pain for consumers. Having everything centrally in one cloud service could be huge and make use forget that there have been ever hard-drives.

 

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Centurion Corp acquires Penang land to develop workers dorm

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Centurion Corporation said it has agreed to acquire a piece of land located at Seberang Perai Selatan in Penang, Malaysia, for RM6.3 million ($2.45 million). This marks the group’s first acquisition in another state of Malaysi ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore Aug 12 2014, 9:21am CDT
 


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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