San Francisco – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has
held talks with Hollywood movie studios on
allowing users to store content purchased from its iTunes Store remotely on
Apple’s servers, similar to the cloud-based music plan the company recently
discussed with record labels, CNET News.com reported.
want to eliminate the hard drive," one source told CNET.
Sources also said
the plan would see iTunes authorized to stream movies and TV shows directly to
a range of online devices, including Apple’s own iPad.
CNET further cited reports
that indicate Apple is building a new data center in North Carolina that would serve as the
"backbone" of the planned streaming offerings.