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“We believe design and technology belong together.”

Michael A. Wohl, MDA Founder- MDA has built its entire business around this belief. One of our specialties is making sure technology is never obtrusive – but a comfortable, natural extension of the way you live.

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Media Design Associates is the recipient of numerous awards throughout the years. At Media Design Associates it’s always – Technology. Design. Experience.


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Amazon Beats Google, Apple to Cloud with Music

 
Saying phooey to record labels, Amazon launches Amazon Cloud Drive for accessing content from any PC, Mac or Android device. Can you ‘smell the lawsuits coming’?
We knew that music was going to the cloud, but we didn’t know that Amazon would be the first major provider to offer such a service.

On Tuesday, the online retailer launched the Amazon Cloud Drive, providing 5GB of free storage (20GB if you buy an album) for music and other content. The service works with PCs, Macs and Android devices.

How did Amazon beat Apple and Google to the cloud?

Analysts say Amazon plowed ahead without licensing agreements from record labels, while Apple and Google laboriously work their way through all of the legal pleasantries.

In an excellent article on the subject, CNN quotes a Sony Music spokeswoman who says the company is “disappointed that the ‘locker service’ that Amazon is proposing is unlicensed by Sony Music. We’re hoping that they will resolve the situation by moving to a licensed model. We are keeping our legal options open.”

CNN also offers insight from eMarketer analyst Paul Verna who says, “For Amazon to try to sidestep all of this, the consequences are a big question mark. … It’s the first shot across the bow, which is refreshing, but you can smell the lawsuits coming.”

By Julie Jacobson
March 30, 2011

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