Cloud Computing

Report: Apple signs deal with Universal to offer music through iCloud

Apple has now added the final piece to its cloud music service puzzle by signing Universal Music, home of Lady Gaga, U2 and Kanye West.

Apple

Gilt kicks off invitation-only Chromebook sale today; UPDATE: Already sold out

A Google-selected handful of potential buyers will get first dibs on the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook via an exclusive Gilt sale.

Computing

Move over, Chromebooks: Xi3 brings Chrome to the desktop

A cloud-based OS on a desktop? Sounds like an oxymoron, but Xi3 introduces the concept with the ChromiumPC.

Computing

Dropbox security woes are back, FTC complaint filed

Dropbox's terms of service are back in the spotlight, as the site is being accused of misleading customers into believing its security is something it's not.

Computing

Ford looks to improve car efficiency with Google Prediction API

Think Google already knows enough about you? Ford wants to use Google tech to analyze your driving habits to improve vehicle fuel economy.

Cars

How will Google Music fare without label support?

Google may have beat Apple in the cloud-based music service race, but does that mean it's introducing a product that isn't quite ready?

Apple

Google announces Honeycomb 3.1, Music beta at I/O conference

And we're off: Google has announced a slew of Android upgrades and products on their way - include Google Music beta and Honeycomb 3.1.

Android Army

Amazon adds iOS support to Cloud Player in mobile Safari

Amazon adds support for Apple's iOS to it's newly launched cloud-based music-streaming platform, Cloud Player.

Apple

Cisco reorganizes to streamline business

After axing its Flip consumer camcorders, networking giant Cisco is diving into a substantial reorganization to streamline its operations.

Computing

Apple’s rumored iCloud service may be an upgrade to MobileMe, ‘Castle’ codename spotted

Code strings discovered in a recent developer preview of OS X Lion suggest that MobileMe will soon be replaced by something called Caste, presumably Apple's rumored iCloud service.

Apple

Amazon (finally) apologizes for cloud services outage

Amazon has apologized for last week's catastrophic AWS outage and says it will be compensating customers with a credit on their accounts.

Computing

GameStop developing Android-friendly version of game-streaming Spawn Player

A new GameStop job listing reveals that the company is developing an Android app that will utilize recent acquisition Spawn Labs' streaming technology to bring console games to tablets and smartphones.

Android Army

Amazon cloud crash wipes out customer data; Will users be compensated?

The worst of Amazon's cloud outage is over, but customers are wondering if they will be credited for the inconvenience - and for some, the complete loss of their stored data.

Computing

Amazon woes prove we can’t have blind faith in the cloud

Amazon and Sony's recent cloud computing issues prove the cloud is not the be-all, end-all for storage.

Apple

Apple’s cloud-based iTunes gets record labels’ blessing

Apple: 1, Google: 0. Apple has reached an agreement with Warner Music, and possibly other record labels, and is quickly on its way to the cloud.

Apple