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Apple shutting down failed Ping music social network

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Sep 2012 23:50 User comments (2)

Apple shutting down failed Ping music social network Apple has confirmed it will be shutting down its failed Ping service on September 30th.
The company is no longer accepting new members, either.

Ping was a software-based, music-oriented social networking and discovery system service that worked in conjunction with iTunes.

Although it launched with over a million members in 23 countries in 2010, it never gained traction and Apple effectively put the final nail in the coffin earlier this year by adding Facebook and Twitter integration into iTunes.

In May, CEO Tim Cook admitted Ping's failure, stating, "I think the customer voted and said this isn't something I want to put a lot of energy into. Apple doesn't need to have a social network."

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2 user comments

113.9.2012 5:57

Apple threw a few million at this but I think it was only to strengthen their negotiation stance with Facebook. Steve Jobs acknowledged their there is effectively only one social network.

213.9.2012 18:10

meh good

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