Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, the Facbook CEO, met recently over dinner at Steve’s home in Palo Alto, and it’s rumored that Ping was the main topic on conversation, according to the LA Times. Apple’s music-based social network has been slow to take off since its launch several months ago, so who betterto ask for […]
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Steve Jobs Meets Facebook CEO for Dinner: Trying to Save Ping?

Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, the Facbook CEO, met recently over dinner at Steve’s home in Palo Alto, and it’s rumored that Ping was the main topic on conversation, according to the LA Times.

Apple’s music-based social network has been slow to take off since its launch several months ago, so who betterto ask for advice than the head of the most successful social networking site in the world? It’s not too hard to see why it’s a good idea for Ping and Facebook to become friends.

With over 500 million users worldwide, the opportunity for Apple to make money through a Ping-Facebook partnership is a big one. It also wouldn’t be too bad for us users: while Ping’s not too interesting at the moment, with Facebook integration it could be easier and a lot more fun to use.

When questioned about the last minute removal of Facebook integration from Ping, Steve Jobs described Facebook’s terms as “too onerous.” It seems, however, that the Apple boss may be trying to strike a deal with Zuckerberg before their new social network dies out.

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