BusinessWeek reports that Apple’s new digital music service, which many think may be called iCloud, will scan a user’s iTunes library and mirror all of those songs on its own servers. They cite three people “familiar with the matter” as their source.
Greg Sandoval of CNet is reporting that Apple may announce their Cloud based streaming service at next month’s WWDC event. Sandoval claims that negotiations between Apple and music publishers are at the cusp of conclusion.
Apple has reached a licensing agreement with Sony Music for users to stream music from the much anticipated iCloud service, according to Bloomberg. Expect Apple to eliminate the need to upload music libraries.
CNET reports that Apple has reached an agreement with EMI over the launch of the much-fabled iCloud music service that may come furth at WWDC this June. They also point out that the last two agreements – with Sony and Universal – are well underway.
As more and more information arises concerning Apple and their seemingly impending marriage to the Cloud, it’s of particular interest that they seem to have begun using yet another new data center, this time in Santa Clara, CA.
It seems clear that Apple is interested in and targeting cloud technology – a new advancement (in the form of an Apple job listing) suggests that Apple will begin working on advanced media streaming technology in the near future.
CultofMac reports that Apple may be scheduling secret retail employee meetings on May 28, and speculates that the meetings could have something to down with OS X 10.7 Lion, or even the release of the iCloud service.
Google just announced Google Music at the I/O Conference today. For now the service is US and invite only and of course, as with all Google products, it’s in beta.
It’s being mentioned more and more these days that Apple is developing a cloud-based service for iTunes. Now there appears to be some confirmation, with a french blog discovering something new under the code name “Castle” in OS X 10.7 Lion.