Apple yesterday flipped the switch on “a new social network for music called Ping that Apple has integrated within iTunes 10 and which looks an awful lot like the experience you get on Facebook,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.
“Facebook has noodled for years about creating its own social music offering, including doing a partnership with Lala, which was bought by Apple last year and shuttered in June,” Swisher reports. “But its efforts have largely gone nowhere.”
Swisher reports, “And Facebook is nowhere on Ping, either. Currently, there is no linking, sharing or participation of any kind with Facebook–or Twitter or MySpace–on Ping, which will work only on the iTunes software on computers, iPhones and iPods. When I asked Jobs about that, he said Apple had indeed held talks with Facebook about a variety of unspecified partnerships related to Ping, but the discussions went nowhere. The reason, according to Jobs: Facebook wanted ‘onerous terms that we could not agree to.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]