Ping perishes right on schedule

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
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.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    Apple can do no wrong…

  • Reply 2 of 8
    Atleast Apple will admit something is crap and do away with it. Unlike Google+, UltraViolet digital movies, etc.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Ping perishes right on schedule

    That headline gave a Gizmodo-style feel ;)
  • Reply 4 of 8
    lilgto64lilgto64 Posts: 1,147member


    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. 


     
  • Reply 5 of 8
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    dualiedualie Posts: 331member
    I stopped participating in iTunes related content when Apple sold my password recovery email address.
  • Reply 7 of 8


    Originally Posted by dualie View Post

    …Apple sold my password recovery email address.


     


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

  • Reply 8 of 8
    dualiedualie Posts: 331member

    Quote:

    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.

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