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Details of HP’s planned cloud music service leak out


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HP’s ambitions to get into cloud music have hardly been a secret: the company bought music startup Melodeo in June 2010, and at the time said “we are excited about the potential of this technology to bring the power of cloud-based delivery services to millions of customers”. It looks like we’ll soon find out exactly how this will work, judging by leaked slides in a presentation about HP’s plans for the HP Music Store. Based around the HP TouchPad tablet and its new webOS smartphones, the new service will include built-in cloud synching to store music on HP’s servers, along with a ‘smart algorithm’ to cache the user’s favourite music locally on their device. The slides also suggest that TouchPad owners will be able to stream music that they don’t yet own to their device. Source: PreCentral

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