Oct. 5 marks the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. During that time, Apple has had some amazing successes and some spectacular failures.
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Miss: Apple launched Ping, a music-focused social network that lived inside iTunes, in September 2010. The service was largely ignored during its two years of existence, however, and Apple wisely silenced Ping last month. Critics had knocked Ping, which Apple touted as a good way to discover new music, for lacking Facebook integration. Steve Jobs blamed Facebook's "onerous" terms for this flaw, which no doubt played a major role in Ping's demise.
An iTunes update in October will feature Facebook and Twitter integration, and allow users to share apps, music, and other content with their social media pals. To be fair, you can't blame the post-Jobs management team for Ping, which was doomed from the start.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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