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Digital Trends explains Apple’s recent deal with Warner, which puts them one step in front of Google in their quest towards the cloud, and one step behind the license-eschewing Amazon:

Google may be interested in partnering with established streaming service Spotify, but Apple may have just one-upped any progress it was making with its cloud-based music application. CNET is reporting that Apple has officially signed an agreement with Warner Music Group, giving its coming product rights to the label’s entire music library.

And so the race heats up…


Meanwhile, the PlayStation Network is still down, six days after apparently being hacked. Maybe the cloud isn’t all its cracked up to be? eMoney explains how Sony got hacked:

The PlayStation network, which allows people to play games online and watch TV and stream other content, continues to be down after three days. The attack has also affected Sony’s Qriocity services, which provides streaming video and music to various Sony products…

Billboard.biz:

Amazon’s Web Services is experiencing service issues that have affected a wide range of companies. By midday Thursday, the service health dashboard still showed service disruptions at its Elastic Compute Cloud and Relational Database services based in North Virginia.

The outages started at 5am ET, according to reports. Social media service Foursquare, Q&A site Quora, and social news site Reddit are among the companies that have been affected. Quora sent out a tweet Thursday morning about the problem. “We’re currently having an unexpected outage, and are working to get the site back up as soon as possible”...


Digital Music News:

Essentially, companies like Reddit and Indaba tap Amazon for a range of hosting needs – or, ‘cloud computing services’ – and when Amazon falters, they falter. Amazon is still repairing a number of errors, though a resolution time is now uncertain…


PC World:

Sony’s Playstation Network is down, and it may not come back up for a couple of days, according to the official Playstation Blog.

“While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold wrote…




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