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icloud.com domain name sold for $4.5 million, most likely to Apple

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icloud.com domain name sold for $4.5 million, most likely to Apple
When somebody drops 4.5 million dollars on a domain name, they surely mean some serious business. This is about how much a “mysterious” buyer just purchased icloud.com for, and rumors suggest the domain name's new owner is no other company than Apple itself.

Although the information has not been officially confirmed yet, things just seem to add up for now. It is speculated that Apple is already working hard on deploying its cloud-based media storage services, a goal which might have a higher priority than releasing iOS 5. Cupertino is also said to be in the talks with major record labels in order to smooth out the launch of its online “music locker.” Until recently, the icloud.com domain name was owned by Xcerion, a Swedish company which offers free and premium online storage services. The business, however, now operates under its new CloudMe branding.

Hopefully, more light will be shed on the matter on June 6, when Apple will be hosting its WWDC2011 event.

source: GigaOm via TUAW

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posted on 28 Apr 2011, 13:42 1

1. Brad (unregistered)


Again...NOBODY CARES!

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 14:18 2

2. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I do. Why don't you care? Because its not Android related?... Probably.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:04 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im suprized apple didnt come out with a lawsuit saying anything that starts with an "i" in front of the word was owned by apple. Their laywers firm is called iSue. :)

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:15

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


because they obviously dont put an i in front of all words... they cant copyright things they dont do that with... and anyways nobody else does the i thing

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 11:36

7. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


iphone.. ipad.. itunes.. istore..ios.. ect ect ect..

yea, again, im really suprized they havent tried to copywrite the "i".

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