Apple Inc. develops Ping as a way to enter the social media market
Ping, a music social network, has Apple Inc entering the social media market with its announcement on September 1. Ping which is an addition to Apple's iTunes, allows users to see what songs friends are buying and allows users to recommend favorites reported the Associated Press. Apple hopes Ping will increase music sales as Sony attempts to compete with Apple. Sony will release their system Qriocity, which will rival iTunes the Minnesota Daily reported. Ping users will have access to features such as ticket updates and join in worldwide conversations. According to the Minnesota Daily, users of Ping have increased steadily but many have yet to try it.