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Facebook blocks Steve Jobs

06 Sep 2010

Apple has said that in less than 48 hours since its launch on iTunes last Wednesday, more than one million users have joined Ping. But it’s not all good news for the app as social behemoth Facebook seems to have fallen out with it.

Ping is a network for music which lets users follow their favourite artists and friends to discover what music they’re talking about, listening to and downloading.

“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping,“ said 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.“

Upon launch many said they could use Facebook Connect to find people to follow. But word is Facebook pulled the plug at the last minute.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is reported to have said that Facebook wanted "onerous terms that we could not agree to."

All Facebook has said on the latter is that it’s working with Apple to resolve the issue. “We've worked together successfully in the past, and we look forward to doing so in the future," the firm said.

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