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  1. Is Microsoft Putting Ad-Free Pandora on Windows Phone 8?

    October 30, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 released Monday What do you do if you have a lot of money from owning the entire desktop computer market for decades, but people don't buy as many if your phones as you wish they would? Billboard's Future ...

  2. The Future of Cloud Music Debated by Publishers, Rights Holders, Digital Services @MIDEM

    January 31, 2012 11:49 AM EST From left: CISAC director general Olivier Hinnewinkel, who introduced the panel; moderator Emmanuel Legrand, a journalist and consultant; Scott Bagby, head of strategic partnerships at Rdio; Richard Conlon, BMI senior VP of corporate strategy, com ...

  3. Five Ways to Improve Google Music Beta

    August 19, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Google Music Beta has a lot going for it. For starters, it has the benefit of being launched by Google . That means deep pockets, a smart and talented team and integration with Google's popular web and mobile services and products (Google ...

  4. Amazon Apologizes for Server Outage, Offers Credit

    April 29, 2011 2:27 PM EDT Amazon.com Inc. apologized Friday for a data-center outage that brought down major websites including Foursquare and Reddit and offered Web services customers a 10-day credit.0 The company isn't disclosing how much the credit will cost it. Am ...

  5. Did Apple Buy The Domain iCloud.com?

    April 28, 2011 11:20 AM EDT More signs point to a pending cloud-music service coming from Apple. This time, two news outlets independently reported tips that Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.com from a Swedish firm for $4.5 million. At press time, Apple had not respon ...

  6. A Slightly Smaller Cloud: Amazon Says 0.07% of Lost Data Not 'Fully Recoverable'

    April 27, 2011 11:56 AM EDT Amazon says a small amount of data will be lost due to its Web Services outage that began last Thursday . According to a report at The Register , about 0.07% of the EBS storage volumes in the East Region of its Web Services infrastructure are not ...

  7. Amazon Cloud Outage: A Teachable Moment?

    April 25, 2011 11:31 AM EDT Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing web service was still experiencing problems four days after the initial outage that brought down many web sites. On Monday morning, the EC2 dashboard noted instance connectivity, latency and error rates at the ...

  8. Cloud Technology Under Scrutiny After Amazon, PlayStation Service Disruptions

    April 25, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Service interruptions in Amazon's cloud computing web services that began on Thursday as well as Sony's PlayStation Network that began on Wednesday raised questions about the promise of cloud services just a week after the subject grabbe ...

  9. Amazon Cloud Outage Continues Into Second Day; Indaba Got Creative With Its Downtime

    April 22, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Amazon's web services outage at its Northern Virginia facility continued for the second day on Friday. Reports say hundreds of companies are still affected, although many have restored service. Some music companies were still feeling the effe ...

  10. Amazon Letter To Labels: Cloud Drive Locker Has Boosted MP3 Sales

    April 11, 2011 7:14 PM EDT In a letter to music labels, Amazon says its Cloud Drive locker has boosted Amazon MP3 sales. The company also reiterated the claim that its current setup doesn't need a license. The letter, signed from the Amazon Music Team, doesn't bac ...

  11. Business Matters: Appreciate Amazon's Cloud Drive For What It Is, Not What It Isn't

    March 29, 2011 6:12 PM EDT Amazon's Cloud Drive is Not a Camel -- Two common themes underlie Tuesday's chatter about the launch of Amazon's Cloud Drive, its cloud-based storage service, and Cloud Player, the music player that's integrated with Cloud Driv ...

  12. Amazon's Director Of Music Talks Cloud Drive: 'We Don't Believe We Need Licenses'

    March 29, 2011 2:02 PM EDT Amazon today launched a new music-locker service called Cloud Drive , sparking a new round of analysis over the potential impact of cloud music services and upsetting a number of major labels in the process. Amazon's director of music Craig P ...

  13. Amazon Beats Apple and Google to the Cloud

    March 29, 2011 9:23 AM EDT Amazon has beaten Google and Apple to the cloud by launching a cloud music storage service that will allow people to remotely access their digital music collections from connected devices. Called Cloud Drive, the service is integrated into both th ...

  14. Amazon Launches Cloud, Online Music Storage Service

    March 29, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Amazon.com wants to be more than a destination for shopping online - it also dreams of being a place where you can store your music, photos and videos and access them any time, from any computer. The online retailer launched two new offerings late ...

  15. Apple Music Locker Service Taking Shape

    March 04, 2011 11:55 AM EST That Apple is negotiating with the major record labels for a digital music locker service isn't exactly news , as virtually every story written speculating about Apple's cloud music plans have centered in on that scenario. Bloomberg toda ...

  16. MSpot Takes a Beating at MIDEM Panel For Unlicensed Locker Service

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- Claiming 1 million U.S. users of its cloud-based music locker streaming service, mSpot unveiled an expansion into Europe at the MIDEM conference . But CEO Daren Tsui found himself on the defensive while on a panel discussing clou ...