Apple’s “$1 billion data center will be at least five times the size of Apple’s largest current server facility, located in Newark, California,” Steve Rosenbaum writes for The Huffington Post. “So, the question is — what requires all those servers to power that Apple needs, and doesn’t have.”
• Apple has video capture in iPhones and iPods, and now iPads as well. I hazard to guess that Apple is already the worlds largest producer of consumer video camera in the world.
• Apple has video editing / post production: Final Cut Pro, Garage Band, Logic Studio, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, and Color.
• Apple has content retail: iTunes, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, and Apple computers.
“Apple is only missing one thing. The place where consumers and pro-sumers who make video put it. The place where the customers distribute, monetize, and manage the fast growing middle of the web video market. Consumer and pro-sumer video,” Rosenbaum writes. “Apple needs to build its own, Apple-branded YouTube — and they need to launch it in the next six months.”
Rosenbaum writes, “The rumor mill says they should, and they will. The name is, or should be, iVideo.com (The folks at Industrial Video in Ohio should be expecting a call any day now).”
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MacDailyNews Take: That could throw a monkey wrench into Google’s WebM plans – provided Apple doesn’t squat down and squeeze out another Ping.
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