The battle for the cloud. That's what keeps Google, Amazon, and Apple execs and engineers up at night. That's where the next generation of tech dominance is going to be won or lost. Unless, as the WSJ suggests today, Apple's already won.
iPhone owners in the UK may need a pat on the back and another ale to make it through this news. According to the UK-based Performing Right Society, Apple's iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match service won't launch until 2012.
As Apple's iTunes in the cloud readies itself for launch, a few new details are coming out regarding the music locker service. CNET says music industry insiders have said that Apple could offer the iTunes in the cloud service for free in the beginning but will eventually require a fee. Insiders are still unsure what…