Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting China this week for the first time since taking over as chief executive. The company is framing the trip as part of its push for “greater investment” in the world’s most populous country. Cook previously visited China while Steve Jobs was still CEO to look into conditions at the controversial Foxconn plants that make Apple products.
The cloud naturally represents the future of file storage beyond physical media, but the landscape is a little bit like International waters at the moment. Anything goes and everything is up for grabs.Google and Microsoft have both made bold moves towards commanding the arena this week, aiming to battle some of the early dominance away from pioneers like Dropbox, which continues to improve its service and lurkers like Apple, Sony and Samsung.Google’s service comes in the form of Google Drive, finally announced after months of speculation, which offers 5GB of service for free and up to 1TB for a considerable monthly fee, along with a host of neat sharing options. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s solution.