The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — were rendered iCloudy in the aftermath of Steve Jobs’ WWDC announcements. Even stalwart Google fanboys Taschek and Marks found it difficult to withstand the halo surrounding Apple’s aggressive move to the Cloud and iOS as the dominant platform moving forward. Betaworks’ John Borthwick applauded the Twitter integration and just about everything about iCloud’s new grip on the music business.
You’d expect Robert Scoble’s enthusiasm for iOS/X in comparison to Microsoft’s Windows 8 adoption of ZunePhone UI, but the highlight of a day of highlights was the just one more teeny little thing coup de grace of iTunes Match. In a single flick of the lighter, Apple gave us the tiny nudge we needed to erase music’s years of isolation from the digital age. At 256K and cord-less synching, Mobile Me went from $99 to $25 and all the records you can eat.