Amazon Launches Cloud Storage Service

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  1. Freis968, Mar 28, 2011
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  2. ravenas, Mar 28, 2011
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    ravenas macrumors regular

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    Amazon Music Cloud?

    Forgive me if this is in the wrong section. Just found it an interesting development in the mobile wars. Seems Amazon has launched another surprise volley over the mobile wars. Cloud storage and music streaming for customers.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/29/amazon-cloud-player-goes-live-streams-music-on-your-computer-an/

    Only for web and Android though. I tried pulling the Cloud Player up on my iPad2. Accesses the files but you don't hear any music stream. I think it may be running on Adobe Air.

    5GB free storage. 20GB for a year if you buy an MP3 album. The uploader indexed my entire iTunes library (15.5GB worth) and offered to upload a copy to my cloud. Time estimate was 12 hours.:eek:

    Is this Amazon's reaction to the subtle friction between Apple and them last year? I mean the iPad did pretty much kill the Kindle reader as it was priced. My iPad1 made the $300 investment of an old Kindle seem like a joke. Although I admit I have dumped iBooks for Kindle app purchases. I only use iBooks to load my freeware ePub editions.

    Or is it maybe Amazon's way of getting tired of waiting for Google to deploy its mobile computing services (Google Music Player and a better app store)?
     
  3. MCRunning, Mar 29, 2011
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    MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Amazon Cloud Storage - 20 GB Free Streaming

    Just saw this on another forum:

    Amazon is offering free 5 GB cloud storage and if you buy a "99 cent album" they will upgrade you to 20 GB. If you chose to upload your songs from iTunes library, it looks like you can stream it from your iPhone. Why can't Apple offer something like this?

    http://amzn.to/fxeDPh


     
  4. jake4ever macrumors regular

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    *crosses fingers* June 6th... June 6th...
     
  5. teme macrumors 6502

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    I don't live in US, so I can't use this, but it sounds like a good cloud storage solution. Hopefully there will be similar iTunes solution (if it's just for iTunes purchases, it's totally unappealing).
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Thats why I can't see it.
     
  7. brettatk macrumors regular

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    You don't even have to spend $0.99 to qualify. I just bought "Trouty Mouth" for $0.69 and I now have 20GB of storage space for a year.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh, the shame.
    *Hangs head*

    But I guess the 6th of June might show what direction Apple Inc. takes.
     
  9. Melrose Suspended

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    Amazon server space is very secure at least. Too bad there's no way to hack it for hosting a website. :p
     

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