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This week, Apple launched its new music-social network service Ping. There was a lot of fanfare at its outset, and even Mashable proclaimed that the service would kill MySpace Music for good. Then the backlash began. It’s another walled off service from Apple that is not a cloud app, its vulnerable to spamming scams and the fact that it’s simply pandering to an existing iTunes user base.
Ping is supposedly the resurrected remains of the music service Lala, which Apple bought earlier this year. If that’s true, they’ve brought back from the dead a very ugly zombie. Remember Lala? It was a web based application that served up the music you wanted, when you wanted it. Although it had some restrictions on the number of times you could play certain songs, it was free so I was OK with it.