Apple Announces A New Music Social Network Called Ping

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced a new social network service called Ping. Through Ping, you can follow users and be followed. You can also make your account completely private.

Just like Facebook and Twitter, Ping has an activity feed where users can post videos, comments, photos, songs, opinions, etc. All activities can be commented on too. Songs that are posted will have one-click purchases there too. Artists that are posted will show concerts near you.

Ping is built within iTunes. It will also be available on the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

The following has been sold on across 160 million iTunes accounts thus far:
– 11.7 billion songs
– 450 million TV episodes
– 100 million movies
– 35 million books

iTunes is available starting today across the world. iTunes content can be streamed through the new Apple TV product announced today too.