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Sony patents PS Cloud

Internet videogame streaming service registered within 24 hours of OnLive debut

Sony Computer Entertainment may enter into cloud computing, the operation of services from a remote server, according to a filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The electronics giant's Japanese office filed the patent for 'PS Cloud' on March 24, a day after the GDC debut of OnLive, the online game streaming service.

The filing unveils early plans to make the service available to handheld game devices as well as consoles and details PS Cloud as providing "entertainment services, namely, providing an online videogame that users may access through the internet".

According to Sony's filing, PS Cloud could also offer streaming music as well as electronic books and magazines.

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James Lee