Apple's Ping Attracts One Million Users

Apple has attracted more than one million users to Ping within a few days of its launch.

According to a report by tech news site PC Mag, Apple has announced that one million people have signed up for its newly launched social media music discovery service Ping within two days of its launch.

In a press release, Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Services at Apple said that the service has been joined by more than one-third of all iTunes 10 users.

Despite this, Ping has been criticised by industry experts since the service was launched by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the company's annual music event two days ago in San Francisco.

Ping has been termed as "flawed" by tech pundit Jay Yarrow of Business Insider. The feeling is shared by several other experts who believe that Ping depends entirely upon iTunes, contradicting its social media service title.

"iTunes is not social. It is not even on the Web. And Ping doesn’t communicate with any other social networks. I can’t see people’s iTunes Pings in Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else," said Erick Schonfeld writing for Tech Crunch.


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