Sony trademark hints at cloud computing

Cloud computing seems to be the new "in" thing, nowadays. First OnLive appears at GDC, which forces David Perry to announce his own similar service -- which he was saving for E3 -- and now Sony has trademarked something called "PS Cloud." The trademark was registered "for use with a cloud computing data center management software, communications software, broadcasting services, and a long list of other terms," according to Siliconera.

There are many ways that Sony could be utilizing a cloud computing system, including offering a similar service to OnLive, allowing users to share downloadable games/demos or improving the PSP's remote play functionality. Whatever it is, we imagine it's probably quite a way off and, like many other trademarks or patents, could never even come to fruition at all.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.