Facebook Chief Technical Officer Bret Taylor says he is “very confident” Facebook and Apple will figure out a way to work together on Ping, Apple’s music social network, reports “Silicon Alley Insider” (http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-cto-very-confident-facebook-and-apple-work-together-on-ping-2010-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Falleyinsider%2Fsilicon_alley_insider+%28Silicon+Alley+Insider%29).
Ping was supposed to launch with Facebook integration, but Facebook pulled its support at the last minute — “probably because secretive Apple sprung Ping on Facebook at the last minute,” the article adds.
“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping,” says Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.”
Ping lets you follow your favorite artists such as Lady Gaga, Coldplay, U2, Jack Johnson, Yo-Yo Ma and more, to see what they’re up to, check out photos and videos they’ve posted, see their tour dates and read comments about other artists and albums they’re listening to. In addition, you can post your thoughts and opinions, your favorite albums and songs, the music you’ve downloaded from iTunes and the concerts you plan to attend.