At least this is what John Paczkowski posted today on All Things D.
Yesterday we reported about a rumor that Apple bought the domain iCould.com from a swedish based company for $4.5m. Today John Paczkowski writes that his sources confirmed that Apple bought the domain. The price-tag is not confirmed though.
What Apple will do with iCloud is unclear. Maybe they use it as umbrella domain for all their cloud services including iTunes and MobileMe. I also assume that Apple goes for another socialnetwork push. Additionally they could also add the rumored NFC enabled payment service to the iCloud offering.
Apple also has built this huge $1 billion data center that could run the iCloud.
Why this is important: iCloud could become as well known as iTunes. If Apple does the consumer cloud right than iCloud becomes the gold standard.
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