Apple’s Cloud Service Set To Drop On June 6, Solve All Music’s Problems

    Apple is not the first company (Amazon and Google beat it to the punch) to launch a cloud service, but when the behemoth behind iTunes makes its move, competitors, music fans, and industry bigwigs alike will be playing close attention. The major difference here, in addition to a superior sales platform, is that Apple could be the first company to offer a scan and match database. Users’ music will be matched to copies in the cloud, which saves the step of actually uploading the content. Both the Amazon and Google are essentially storage lockers, and users have to put all their music in before they can use the service. At this point, of course, everything is speculative other than the name: Apple has confirmed its purchase of the name iCloud. [Billboard]