Breaking information:
iCloud’s closing. (Not that one!)
Picture: iCloud.internet

In an try and crack down on confusion and shield its
mental property rights, Apple has acquired the web site
iCloud.internet, beforehand the house of a small Chinese language social

The net
handle now shows a message revealing that the positioning as
it at the moment exists will likely be closing on the finish of the month,
and that each one current consumer information will likely be destroyed.

acquired the identify again in 2011, shopping for it for round
$5.2 million from Swedish software program firm Xcerion, which had
launched its personal “iCloud” cloud-based service in 2007. Xcerion
later transferred an extra 170 domains to Apple, together with, and iCloud.television.

It’s not
clear how a lot Apple paid for the iCloud.internet area, and it’s
tough to even estimate with out adoption figures for the
web site’s social community, which it doesn’t offered.

what it’s value (no pun meant), the web site valuation software
Value of
Net — which bases its figures on public site visitors rating and
Alexa Rank information — pins its internet value at simply $8k.

All that’s
left now could be seemingly for Apple to purchase up, which
is at the moment owned by the U.Okay.-based Dennis Publishing.

(As a
considerably attention-grabbing tangent, which I didn’t must
alternative to say in my common “Immediately in Apple historical past”
column as a result of it fell on a weekend, Sunday marked 30 years
since Apple acquired the “” area identify in 1987,
making it one of many first 100 firms to register a .com
handle on-line.)

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