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Amazon Rolls Out Web Storage System

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Amazon Rolls Out Web Storage System

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Amazon's service allows users to store music online and access it via any Internet-connected device. Consumers can store music, video and documents on the web, and then access them from anywhere, using a computer or phone that connects to the Internet.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

NPR's business news starts with digital storage.

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INSKEEP: Amazon has rolled out a new Web storage system. It allows consumers to store music, video and documents on the Web and then access them from anywhere, using a computer or phone that connects to the Internet.

Amazon is using the cloud, as it's called, meaning you don't store things on your own computer or device. You store it somebody else's distant servers. That's what it means when you say the information is in the cloud: somewhere in cyberspace. You don't even know where.

Amazon wants to jump ahead of Apple and Google, which, in business terms, are also trying to have their heads in the cloud.

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