Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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Apple invented the internet and music
by getaceres on Wed 8th Jun 2011 14:07 UTC
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"Having been shown the way by Apple, I expect Google to shortly do the same thing, adding automated backup, synchronization and migration to Android and Chrome."

Having been shown the way? Sorry? Did Apple invent the cloud? It hasn't shown anything new in this event, everything has been implemented by Google and Android community since day one. It's the first event in that Apple is catching the competence and it's not innovating at all.

Google has been promoting the cloud for years and it hasn't and will not kill Windows anytime soon. Nor will Apple.

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