Ping, Apple’s failed social network, will be going bye-bye later this month.
Apple’s Ping, that social music service in iTunes that most people didn’t use, is finally kicking the bucket. In the next version of iTunes, Ping will be gone, sources told All Things D.
The WTFast service is supposedly an accelerator of the connection between clients and servers which potentially increases the responsiveness of online games. I was skeptical, so I went in search of more data.
Hewlett-Packard is collaborating with a health monitoring service in Botswana to use technology to detect malaria outbreaks and stop them before they spread too far.
In a bid to simplify music discovery for Twitter users, Twitter today announced a partnership with Apple’s beleaguered Ping social network.
Apple announced just a few hours ago that its new music-centered social network Ping has surpassed 1 million users in a mere two days.
Now that we’re little more than a day from the launch of Apple’s social network, Ping, reports are coming in that spammers are beginning to target the service — surprising no one.
Facebook friend importing was a key feature of Apple’s new Ping social network, until discussions between the companies fell through, Facebook blocked Ping’s access to its data, and Apple removed the feature from Ping entirely — according to All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher.
Steve Jobs has rarely acknowledged Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak in public in recent years. So it was a surprise when Jobs called out his “partner in crime” Tuesday at the launch of Apple’s latest music products. Wozniak, commonly known as Woz, stood up and took the applause. Afterward, reporters grabbed him for his reaction. Here’s a short video of Woz’s take on the announcements such as Apple’s Ping social networking service.
Apple press events are always a visual feast. We’ve captured the imagery of the Apple event today, from cool new Apple store in Shanghai above to the surprise appearance of Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay. Check out the images and the video of Martin, whose perfect voice occasionally cracks while singing Viva la Vida.
So Apple made some news today. Specifically, chief executive Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco, where he showed off major upgrades to the company’s music and TV services.
This morning at a press conference in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Ping, a social network for music that will be bundled into the next version of iTunes, its music software.
As part of version 10 of iTunes, Apple announced its Ping social network for music fans. The new social network lets you publicly announce the music that you like. You can share it with your friends and make Twitter-like comments on it in real-time. You can follow your friends and your favorite artists as well. And those celebrity artists can create their own Ping fan pages where they can communicate and hold conversations with fans.
It’s no surprise that Ge Wang, cofounder and chief technology officer of music app-maker Smule, sounds excited about Apple’s just-announced a social network for music, called Ping. But Wang said he sees greater potential in what Apple might do with Ping in the future.
Apple today announced a number of upgrades to its music and media service, iTunes. Most notably, it’s giving iTunes a social layer. Chief executive Steve Jobs showed off a service called Ping, which he described as Facebook or Twitter for music.