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Revamped MobileMe Will Be a Mashup of Facebook, Foursquare, uStream?

A new report suggests that Apple’s revamped MobileMe service could offer new social features taking from Facebook, Foursquare, and uStream.

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working on a “major revamp” of MobileMe, including a “locker” that will stream movies and TV shows to iPhones and iPad.

We’ve learned that Apple is going far beyond this. The company is looking to add a ton of ambitious cloud computing features to MobileMe — possibly in anticipation of a streaming-only iPhone.

According to a CultofMac source, Apple is working on:
● A live video-streaming service like Ustream
● A location-based check-in system like Gowalla or Foursquare
● A geo-tagging system codenamed “Tokens” that tags real-world locations, like Facebook Places on steroids.

“A ton of ideas were hatched on what they could do, and from what I heard, a lot of their ideas were shelved for a later date in order to focus on a few of them,” said their source.

According to our source, the centerpiece of the new MobileMe services is a dynamic webpage that sounds like a mashup of Facebook, Foursquare and Ustream. The webpage will collect a ton of information that is automatically uploaded from an iOS device, including the user’s location, photos they’ve taken and video they’ve shot.

It will also detail music they’re listening to, games they’re playing, applications they’re using, music and apps they’ve purchased, web sites they’ve visited, status updates, and so on. Users can even send live video to their page, much like the live video-streaming service Ustream.

“The concept is that you would have you own website that’s dynamic, all based on what you are doing at that moment,” said their source. “Apple thinks of it as having a webserver in your pocket… everything will be dynamically updated to MobileMe.”

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