“Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, by introducing a service that shares files across different Internet-linked devices, takes another step toward sidelining the personal-computer industry he pioneered,” Adam Satariano and Peter Burrows report for Bloomberg.
“Jobs aims to make Apple the center of consumers’ digital lives, further decreasing dependence on Microsoft Corp.’s once- dominant Windows software and Hewlett-Packard Co.’s market- leading PCs,” Satariano and Burrows report. “With iCloud, files will be stored by Apple in remote data centers — known as the “cloud” in technology parlance — and automatically synchronize. That means the same content is available from any Apple gadget, without it cluttering up users’ hard drives.”
Satariano and Burrows report, “‘The PC will be the most visible casualty of the cloud revolution,’ said Steve Perlman, a former Apple engineer and the CEO of online game company OnLive Inc. ‘Apple knows it.'”
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