Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Tim Bradshaw

Facebook lost nearly 6m users in the US last month, according to figures from Inside Facebook, sparking fresh concern that the social network’s growth is slowing. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Online music service Spotify has edged closer to a launch in the US after signing a distribution agreement with Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, according to The Wall Street Journal. If confirmed, the deal follows on from similar agreements with EMI Group and Sony Music. Read more

Devices such as Apple’s iPod and Amazon’s Kindle once looked like becoming the dominant platforms for media, giving their creators huge sway over fields such as digital music and digital books.

But the unveiling last week of Apple’s iCloud again makes clear that these gadgets and their connected online services are just stepping stones. They connect to the ultimate platforms for digital existence: the big datacentres that store an increasing amount of the world’s information in “the cloud”.

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