Cloud Storage Dominated by Apple

According to Strategy Analytics Apple’s iCloud and iTunes Match are the top cloud services in the US at a combined 27 percent of usage. Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Player are almost neck-and-neck at 17 and 15 percent respectively, while Google Drive holds just 10 percent.

Strategy Analytics says music dominates, representing 45 percent of the content on a generic platform like Dropbox. But a full 55 percent of those asked hadn’t used a cloud media service at all, which suggests more growth ahead, notes Engadget.

Google today introduced Google Keep. With Keep you stash checklists and photos in Google Drive. They’re synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand. Keep transcribes voice memos for you automatically and a search funtion finds what you’re looking for. When you’re finished with a note you can archive or delete it.

Om Malik says it is an imitation of Evernote and many other such applications. “It might actually be good, or even better than Evernote. But I still won’t use Keep. You know why? Google Reader”.

Predictions for the size and growth of the cloud computing market are diverse.

Currently, telcos have around a 5% share of the $20 billion annual cloud services revenue, with 25 % CAGR forecast to 2013.

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