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Apple goes on hiring spree for next-gen iCloud
Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 12:40am

Apple on Friday posted multiple fresh positions that have hinted at another big push for iCloud. The positions touch on backend infrastructure, Game Center, Java, Windows, and more. All of them would work on the "next generation of cloud support" both for iOS users and for OS X.



While it's not uncommon for Apple to post positions that give a clue as to its strategy, the 15 new positions imply a major, concerted effort to advance iCloud is underway for the long term. Mentioning Game Center hints at tighter integration for friends and achievements. Apple has likened iCloud to OS X in being the foundation for the next decade rather than just a superset. As such, it will need capacity to handle a growing number of users as well as feature additions to both catch up with and at times surpass Android. It already as 100 million active users and has been putting strain on Apple's overall cloud strutcure. [via AppleInsider]

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  • Reader reaction
    Found 4 comments
    what a scoop! 344844
    the biggest company in the world is hiring for positions in the one of the most hyped spaces in the business world? what will MacNN uncover next… the internets??
    Comment posted by: rtbarry
    Good 344862
    Now we need a good or far better replacement for mobile-me services like gallery with comments and notifications, blogs, discussions, and unified community services.
    Comment posted by: stefbystef
    Fix the extant problems first 344871
    @Apple, Fix sync issues (duplicates, randomly missing iCal entries, sync failures) first before adding extras to iCloud.
    Comment posted by: LeoNobilis
    Re: Good 344917
    Now we need a good or far better replacement for mobile-me services like gallery with comments and notifications, blogs, discussions, and unified community services.

    Sorry, Apple don't do that anymore. Plus, they could never get it working well for the last 10+ years, you think magically they'll see the light and fix the problems they had?
    Comment posted by: testudo
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