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  • Facebook Deal with Apple, Ping Becoming More Likely



    The people at Facebook want to make it happen. It seems like the folks at Apple want the same thing. And despite bumps in the road along the way, it now seems inevitable if not imminent that Facebook will team (in some capacity) with Apple's musical social network dubbed "Ping" for yet another embellishment to the social networking days of our lives. According to the Silicon Alley Insider:

    At a dinner with New York media last night, Facebook CTO Bret Taylor said he is "very confident" Facebook and Apple will figure out a way to work together on Ping, Apple's music social network.
    As it stands, there is no perceptible time table being publicly discussed for when such a deal will be finalized and also result in new bells and whistles for our Facebook experience. Nonetheless, it has been one of the worst kept secrets in the industry that Apple and Facebook have seriously entertained possible partnership opportunities over the last two years. And while "talk" is yet to materialize into "action," Taylor's confidence in his remarks would suggest that something is finally about to happen.

    If a partnership pans out, it would likely mean that Facebook executives had to bend more to the wishes of Apple rather than the other way around. If you recall, Ping's introduction in conjunction with the release of iTunes 10 brought with it Steve Jobs' comments about Ping not yet being tied to Facebook because of the social network's terms and demands.

    Regardless, it now appears that both parties realize there is likely too much to be mutually gained from a partnership to not give it a try in some capacity in the near future.

    Silicon Alley Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook Deal with Apple, Ping Becoming More Likely started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      This should be interesting.


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    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      I don't know why they restricted apple to begin with, facebook made that API public and said anyone can use it
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      With 500 million users I blogged this morning that if Facebook Connect had been there from Day 1 Ping would be well over 10 million users and probably more. My guess is Ping only has about 2.5 million and the vast majority are like me that took a peek and havenít been back for weeks. Facebook is the only way I will ever give Ping another try, but IMO donít believe Bret Taylor. If it was going to happen it would have happened already. Verizon is getting the iPhone too right
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      I'm kinda bored with Facebook being spammed up with pointless games and such... I hope they really think this one through...
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I'm sure another social network will come along and facebook would be a thing of the past as yahoo messenger and myspace have been through. Nonetheless, this is a win-win situation for both. Definitely better for Apple.
    1. dt0theh's Avatar
      dt0theh -
      michael always with some good news... thanks bro
    1. tremerone's Avatar
      tremerone -
      facebook is poo.

      Apple should team up with the IMVU people! In a virtual world, a virtual you, can chill, and exchange music with your other virtual friends!

      ....and as a bonus...in virtual world you can look like a Twilight character, or Avatar!
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      very nice.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      People still use Ping?!
    1. lkeazy's Avatar
      lkeazy -
      That image shows up GIANT in my rss feed. wow
    1. creolesoul's Avatar
      creolesoul -
      I don't even use Ping. Is it worth it to even bother?
    1. Be Expressive's Avatar
      Be Expressive -
      This sounds like a pretty kool idea
      can't wait to see what happens
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Then maybe I'd actually use ping more


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    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Ping is cool but I cant use it because all my friends listen to mentally challenged music, So I have no one to follow.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyrob2g View Post
      Ping is cool but I cant use it because all my friends listen to mentally challenged music, So I have no one to follow.
      Lol
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      I forgot ping existed the day after I read about its release.

      Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyrob2g View Post
      Ping is cool but I cant use it because all my friends listen to mentally challenged music, So I have no one to follow.
      Hahaha thanks for the laugh.