The service allowed users to follow artists and see short, timely postings by both friends and artists. Ping was also accessible via iTunes for the and .
iTunes Ping, also known simply as Ping, was a software-based, music-oriented and service developed and operated by It was announced and launched on September 1, 2010, as part of the major release of . The service launched with 1 million members in 23 countries.
Gracenote provides descriptive metadata that powers music recommendations for and . Gracenote data defines the detailed musical characteristics of songs and artists including Genres, Mood, Era, Origin, Tempo and Artist Type. This enables iTunes to fine-tune Genius recommendations and build killer iTunes radio stations giving fans more of the music they love and helping them discover new favorites.
, technology columnist for the , reported that after speaking to Steve Jobs regarding the matter, he had revealed that Facebook and Apple had failed to reach an agreement. Jobs further reported that Facebook wanted "onerous terms that [Apple] could not agree to." However, Apple launched Ping with Facebook integration without authorization, and that subsequently, Facebook implemented a block, denying Ping access to the (API), necessary in "linking" Facebook with Ping. The result was the inability to search for an iTunes user’s friends on Facebook who were also connected to Ping.
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