Apple Inc. jumped into the social networking business on Sept. 1, introducing Ping, a service built into iTunes that is intended to help users discover new music and, presumably, buy more songs from Apple, reports the New York Times. Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, showcased Ping at an event in San Francisco along with a string of other new products, including updates to Apple’s iPod line of music players and new software that allows wireless printing from iPads and iPhones. With Ping, users will be able to follow friends and see what music they have bought or enjoyed, what concerts...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i