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How iCloud could beat other cloud-based music services

Plus, Acer's new tablet offerings and VMWare's latest acquisition.

June 1, 2011

How iCloud could beat other cloud-based music services


Rachel King explores industry speculation surrounding Apple’s upcoming announcement.

“… Apple has to do something better.Whatever it is will involve Lala, which Apple acquired in 2009 but has left stale ever since. Additionally, it will involve (or partially replace) MobileMe, which has never been beloved by even the most die-hard Macheads. Ping, another less-than-thrilling music product Apple unveiled last year, could be in the mix too, but Apple should steer clear of focusing too much on integrating this feature.”

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Acer tweaks tablet with MeeGo move

The Register

Caleb Cox reports on Acer’s forthcoming tablets.

“Demonstrated at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, MeeGo has had quite a ride, with co-developers Nokia opting against the platform in favour of Win Pho 7. Backing remains strong, though, with the Linux Foundation dubbing MeeGo an ‘unstoppable force’.”

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VMware Acquires Enterprise Microblogging Company Socialcast


Klint Finley looks at what the acquisition means for the company.

“VMware has been expanding expanding its product line-up beyond virtualization in the past 18 months. It acquired the Web-based e-mail and office suite Zimbra from Yahoo in January of 2010. In April of this year it took control of Mozy and announced its cloud computing platform CloudFoundry. Later that month it acquired SlideRocket. This month it launched Horizon App Manager, a single sign-on service for various Web applications. App Manager is just one part of Project Horizon, VMware’s cloud identity initiative.”

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