Amazon bumps up storage for its cloud service
Amazon has announced changes to its Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services, offering users unlimited storage for their music if they pay $20 a year. It's being seen as a direct response to Apple's announcement of its...
July 7, 2011
Sony’s Music Unlimited cloud service launches Android app
Sony has quietly launched an Android app for its Qriocity-powered Music Unlimited cloud music service. The app went live on Android Market early this morning as a free download, although a subscription to the service's Basic...
June 15, 2011
Scrutiny of iTunes brings us down from the clouds
PaidContent has created a neat chart that compares the big three cloud services - Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive and iTunes in the Cloud. Intriguingly, PaidContent predicts that "syncing should be faster and easier" on...
June 9, 2011
Kiwi challenges Apple
Swedish company PlusForSix has launched Kiwi, a new cloud music service that also offers music videos. It is potentially available in 20 countries throughout Europe and is aimed at partner businesses such as mobile operators...
June 9, 2011
Lady Gaga’s manager praises Amazon’s 99-cent offer
Amazon took a fair amount of flak earlier this week when its servers slowed to a crawl under demand for its $0.99 deal on the new Lady Gaga album. We wondered at the time what Gaga's label would think...
May 26, 2011
Google signs up Universal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros for YouTube Movies
Google's music service may be unlicensed, but its YouTube movies service is signing up big studios left, right and centre. Specifically, Google has added 3,000 full-length films...
May 10, 2011
Michael Robertson spills beans on labels’ cloud demands
MP3tunes boss Michael Robertson has tossed another rock into the bubbling pool around Amazon's new cloud music service, writing a column for TechCrunch outlining what he claims are the major labels' demands
May 3, 2011
Cloud disaster for Sony as user account data is ‘compromised’
We reported yesterday on the ongoing shutdown of Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity cloud entertainment services due to what was described as an 'external intrusion'. Last night, Sony made a new statement that showed...
April 27, 2011
Reports claim Apple will beat Google to launch a cloud music service
Amazon stole a march on Google by launching its cloud locker music service licence-free, but now it seems Apple could also beat the company to market with its own offering. On Thursday night, Reuters reported that Apple has...
April 26, 2011
Details of HP’s planned cloud music service leak out
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...
April 18, 2011
Amazon set to meet labels for cloud licensing discussions
Amazon's music team made it abundantly clear in a letter to labels a few days ago that they're not looking for licences for the company's new cloud music service. Well, at least not until they add extra features that will...
April 15, 2011
Apple hiring ‘small team’ for future cloud services
Apple's ambitions to take its iTunes and other services to the cloud are well known, but a new job ad has shed (slightly) more light on the plans. The company is advertising for a Cloud Systems Software Engineer to join a...
April 14, 2011