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Apple unveils iTunes 10, 'Ping' music discovery social network

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2010 18:01 User comments (3)

Apple unveils iTunes 10, 'Ping' music discovery social network During their September media event this afternoon, Apple unveiled iTunes 10 and Ping, a new social network used to discover music.
Ping is being described as "Twitter and Facebook meet iTunes."

The social network is opt-in and will let iTunes users follow their favorite artists as well as be followed by friends.

Musicians can interact with their followers on iTunes through the iTunes Store page.

Your "circle of friends" allows you to view what your friends are buying, listening to or watching. It will also allow you to keep track of over 15,000 concert listings.

Ping will be a new button in the iTunes Store App on the desktop versions as well as on the iPhone and Touch.

Besides Ping, iTunes 10 also adds (via TC) a "new hybrid view that reorganizes the way the application displays album art in music columns. For albums with more than five songs, iTunes can display an album icon and take up no extra space or require the window to be expanded."

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3 user comments

12.9.2010 8:57

this sounds alot like last.fm

22.9.2010 18:02

What? Its not called iPing?

39.9.2010 13:55

Do we really need Ping? I don't...

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