Sandbox 139 – Prime Numbers
Lead: Big data companies are hugely important for labels and artists in their marketing; the problem is that music services are buying up the biggest ones for their own use. We look at who the new entrants that are arriving...
August 13, 2015
Ping to close this month, but Apple ‘do love music’
Apple's Ping social music network wasn't mentioned at the company's iPhone 5 launch last night, and now we know why.
September 13, 2012
Ping – and Apple’s social network is done
Apple is to finally put Ping, its social network for music, out of its misery later this year, according to reports.
June 13, 2012
Tim Cook hints that Ping has pung
Launched in September 2010, Ping was supposed to be Apple’s big play in social media, building it into its iTunes client for people to see what music their friends and musicians were playing and recommending. Except it...
May 30, 2012
Apple CEO hints at plans to do more with Facebook
Apple and Facebook's relationship? It's complicated. Facebook integration was planned for Apple's Ping social music network right up to the day of launch, for example, before being pulled due to a dispute between the two...
February 24, 2012
Rexly wants to do a better job than Ping of making iTunes social
US startup Rexly launched out of stealth mode last night, and is aiming to put a social layer on top of Apple's iTunes. Users download a helper app which tracks every song they ...
May 24, 2011
Did Lady Gaga tell Steve Jobs that Ping sucked to his face?
If you think performing in a giant bathtub is brave, how about telling Apple CEO Steve Jobs that his new service isn't half as magical as he thinks?
February 7, 2011
Apple launches social playlists on Ping
Apple's Ping music social network just got a bit more social, with the addition of playlists. “Start a playlist for any occasion from your Ping profile and friends can add any song on iTunes to your mix,”...
December 13, 2010
Apple links Ping with Twitter in social move
Apple and Facebook have yet to resolve their differences, but Apple has taken a big step in making its Ping music social network properly social by signing a deal with Twitter. From yesterday, people can link their Ping and...
November 12, 2010
Apple and Facebook making friends over Ping?
It seems Apple's Ping music social network could get Facebook features after all. The Los Angeles Times reports that the two companies' CEOs, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, were spotted strolling through Palo Alto...
October 18, 2010
Sandbox issue eighteen: Ping Songs
- How Apple's Ping will affect music marketers - Clever QR codes campaign for rising producer star Labrinth - New social streaming network thesixtyone - Myspace profile 3.0
September 9, 2010