Amazon beat both Google and Apple to the punch this week with the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player — an online storage system for music, movies, photos, and documents. Cloud Player lets users stream and download music stored in the newly launched Amazon Cloud Drive to virtually any Web-connected device—with the noted exceptions of iPads and iPhones. Rumor has it that Apple is working on a similar Web-based iTunes (Free, 4 stars) service, and Google’s purportedly getting into the game with Google Music.

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