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Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses

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.

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Tracy-ITW
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10/20/2012 | 3:16:58 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Apple HDTV: Jobs ... said he had "finally cracked" one of life's great mysteries. Sounds a bit like Fermat's Last Theorem, which *was* finally proved, so there is hope;-)
Leo Regulus
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10/4/2012 | 6:07:19 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Sorry, I can't read this format. NOTE: Previously discussed ad infinitum....
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10/4/2012 | 5:17:54 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Uhhhmmm folks if Ping is 2 years old then it is not a post Steve Jobs product, the decision to kill it was post Steve Jobs but the product was his.

This also looks a lot like an Apple ad since it isn't really hits and misses it also has some "well we don't know yet products" apparently just so you can show them off.
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