Cloud is a magic tech word today. "i" has been a golden prefix in tech for over a decade. iCloud, the holiest union of the two, could be the future of computing. For now? It's super convenient! But that's it.
Remember life before cellphones? It's hard, because they are so ubiquitous and essential. iCloud marks a similar turning point, a transition from an old way of doing things. It makes computers easy for everyone, by making computing disappear.
Google+'s traffic is taking a long slide down the shitter, having lost last month's entire 1269% traffic spike. Reading this forced me to remember it exists. Google+ is simply worse than Facebook. And you know what? It'll never catch up.
A member of London's 2012 Olympic committee has claimed the event's web site will be "very hard" to hack, with DDoS attacks unlikely to succeed. Which sounds like Organised Hacking has just made it in as an Olympic event. [MacWorld]
UK supermarket Sainsbury's has emerged as the unlikely buyer of Global Media Vault, which it describes as a "white label online digital entertainment business". Streaming Sainsbury's video on the way soon, then.
The time has very much passed for Chatroulette, but according to Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker (immortalised in The Social Network), a video-chatting service with social networking profiles is The Next Big Thing. Called Airtime, investors include Ashton Kutcher and Will.i.am.
Yay! Free Wi-Fi courtesy of Starbucks and now you don't even need to be a member. The iconic coffee house has rolled out its one-click, free-to-everyone Wi-Fi bringing the UK in-line with our American cousins. [Starbucks via TechRadar]
Twitter is growing at a rate it can barely sustain. But it's also losing more active users than it would like to admit. NY Mag tagged along with the social media monolith's big wigs to find out what's next.