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Ping perishes right on schedule

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As promised, with the month of September concluded, Apple has closed Ping, its social networking service for iTunes that never caught much traction.

Ping Ending


The company announced last month that Ping would cease to exist after Sept. 30. That schedule held true, and as of Monday, Ping can no longer be found in iTunes.

Apple first launched Ping in 2010 as a new component of iTunes 10. It was intended to promote music discovery and increase sales of iTunes content.
post #2 of 9

Apple can do no wrong…

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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post #3 of 9
Atleast Apple will admit something is crap and do away with it. Unlike Google+, UltraViolet digital movies, etc.
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Ping perishes right on schedule

That headline gave a Gizmodo-style feel 1wink.gif
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iMac 21.5" 2.7 GHz (2011), 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM; iPhone 5c 16GB White; iPod Touch 4G 8GB Black; iPod Touch 2G 8GB
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post #5 of 9

What exactly was Ping? Not sure if I ever saw the point of it - but then I am not into posting a status update on Facebook every time I sneeze either. 

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I haven't used Ping for a while, but it was awesome to get great music recommendations from Robin Pecknold and Rick Rubin. Those two guys introduced so much obscure but great music to me, especially Pecknold. His blog and the Fleet Foxes blog don't have the same function because they are controlled by the record labels.
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I stopped participating in iTunes related content when Apple sold my password recovery email address.
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Originally Posted by dualie View Post
…Apple sold my password recovery email address.

 

So did this actually happen, or do you think it did?

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

Reply
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

So did this actually happen, or do you think it did?

 

 

I use throw away addresses and I used one specifically for, and only for Apple. Two weeks later the oddly relevant spam started. So, no, I can't say absolutely that Apple sold my email address, but the evidence is reasonable that it did.


Edited by dualie - 10/3/12 at 6:19pm
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