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Old Jun 1, 2011, 08:58 PM   #26
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Just the domain. It's all described in the summary of the article. The owners of the domain, Xcerion AB simply renamed their service CloudMe.com.
Ya, but renaming their service was likely why it cost them $4.5 million. I mean imagine how much of a hit it would be to have to rename your business.

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Old Jun 1, 2011, 08:58 PM   #27
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wait so icloud the company was purchased for 4.5 mil?? or just domain?
Just the domain (unless I'm missing something).

On a side note, I decided to go to icloud.com... finally found a way to get documents onto iWork for iPad for free and sync them with other devices! (Dropdav did this as well, but it's no longer free)
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 08:59 PM   #28
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Just the domain. It's all described in the summary of the article. The owners of the domain, Xcerion AB simply renamed their service CloudMe.com.
ah, thanks.
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 09:00 PM   #29
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Ya, but renaming their service was likely why it cost them $4.5 million. I mean imagine how much of a hit it would be to have to rename your business.

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$4.5 million is actually quite cheap when you think about it. If someone asked me to rebrand my entire operation, you can bet I'd ask for at least 2-3 years worth of revenue to help stem the confusion to my users and the bad will the whole thing could generate.
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Anyone tried to call that 570-708-8780 number? I believe the endeavor media group owns it
It's the Network Solutions Call Center. I used to work there when it opened. Back when it was owned by VeriSign and we weren't forced to sell you 8 things before you got off a call.
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Apple should of bought cloudme.com too.

I hate the name but its a bit like iCloud + MobileMe= CloudMe.
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i wonder why they decided to tell everyone about iCloud a week early?
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I think $4.5 million is equivalent to a rounding error - in it's bank account.
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HOLY ****!! i need to start registering domain names with "i"s in front of them guessing future apple products
iTrackyou.com would be a good place to start.
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Okay, wondering why Apple didn't do this on the day of WWDC.
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Okay, wondering why Apple didn't do this on the day of WWDC.
Ditto - something has to be up...
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 10:19 PM   #38
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Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for 4 Billion dollars
No, he sold the company. The highest selling "domain only" is currently sex.com at 13 million, which the article states.
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No, he sold the company. The highest selling "domain only" is currently sex.com at 13 million, which the article states.
You actually read the entire article?

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Since this "iCloud" is rumored to allow users to store their music in the cloud and give access to your songs using your mobile device's internet connection, can we expect a web based iTunes? I can see this being extremely useful to listen to music on my work computer where I do not store my music on.
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As a longtime Mobile Me user (I've been using the service since the free "iTools" days), I'm a bit concerned that this new iCloud service will have features (the music locker, for instance) that are only available to residents of the United States. I hope that's not the case, but the way the music and motion picture industries work, it wouldn't surprise me.

Keeping my fingers crossed that Apple has lined up worldwide rights.
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 11:01 PM   #43
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$4,500,000?!?!?!

/registers every word in the dictionary with the letter "i" infront of it
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This is obviously the reason why they announced iCloud so early. There's no way this would have gone unnoticed.
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Okay, wondering why Apple didn't do this on the day of WWDC.
Changing the DNS (which they haven't done yet) can take days to propagate. It's not like you can do it at the last second and expect people to be able to hit the site.

And they can't change the DNS without having ownership of the domain (which they do now).

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As a longtime Mobile Me user (I've been using the service since the free "iTools" days), I'm a bit concerned that this new iCloud service will have features (the music locker, for instance) that are only available to residents of the United States. I hope that's not the case, but the way the music and motion picture industries work, it wouldn't surprise me.

Keeping my fingers crossed that Apple has lined up worldwide rights.
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Old Jun 1, 2011, 11:27 PM   #47
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I would pay $99 a year to have cloud backups and streaming movies, music and documents. Here's hoping I'm right.

(free would be better but that would quickly devalue box.com and all the others like box.)
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$4,500,000?!?!?!
Yeah, the price of a 2BR/2BA in Woodside. With one carport.
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Yeah, the price of a 2BR/2BA in Woodside. With one carport.
Don't you just love Bay Area real estate?

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Got my invite to Google Music today. I really hope Apple can bring it on Monday
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