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Swedish company shows the potential of a browser-based desktop. But will the little guys stand a chance against the likes of Google and Microsoft?
A report claims Apple bought the iCloud.com domain from Sweden-based Xcerion. However, neither company has confirmed it.
The long-held idea of treating the Internet like an operating system is gaining adherents.
The company, which is rumored to have paid $4.5 million for the domain, is scheduled to unveil a cloud-based storage system of the same name next week.
While Apple was showing off the new features in iOS 5, iCloud, and OS X Lion, it was quietly buying up at least 50 domain names with mentions of the features from those products.
You can't name a product these days without making sure you have the rights. Apple's done that in Europe, filing for a trademark for iCloud.
The company plans to unveil a "cloud services offering" along with the Lion version of Mac OS X. CEO Steve Jobs, on medical leave, will be on hand for the announcement.
Phoenix-based VoIP provider iCloud Communications abandons lawsuit that claimed Apple's online storage service infringed on its name.
Arizona VoIP provider claims Apple's use of the iCloud name copies its name and causes confusion over competing products.
IBM enters virtual-desktop market with eye on cost savings and manageability.