Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by the fact it streams to nearly any device. Music lovers can have high-quality streamed music with actually downloading it. Music lovers are flocking to these digital boutiques to store and access their music. Charles Caldas, chief executive of Amsterdam-based Merlin, said: “The market is showing
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6 This is the seventh in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first six in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 4. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 5. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 6. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Code 42 and Knowlarity. Code 42 (http://code42.com/) Minnesota-based cloud backup
Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer 20,000 of their tracks to the cloud via the app, which also immediately and wirelessly synchronizes what they upload to their Android.
With the Cloud, Celebrities Push Past the Paparazzi As the year that was 2011 begins to dwindle down, junkets everywhere begin to mount their best-of lists, countdowns, and other types of sentimental compilations. CloudTweaks is not immune to these articles that summarize a year sweetly; in how they reassure us that a meaningful year has passed, these lists entertain us. But my annual recap begins with a deeper look at our other rich source of yearly entertainment: celebrities, particularly those who took to, or tangled with, the cloud this year. Here are three that immediately come to mind. Richard Branson
Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study (Hampshire, UK – September, 9th, 2011) High-profile launches from players such as Amazon, Google and Apple are expected to galvanize the growing market for consumer cloud mobility services, generating revenues reaching almost $6.5 billion per annum by 2016, a new report from Juniper Research has found. According to the report, while initial consumer deployments in the cloud were focused primarily on the social networking space, music and video storage/acquisition services such as Amazon’s Cloud Drive and the forthcoming Apple iCloud