iTune’s Ping Social Network Won’t Connect To Facebook Because Of "Onerous" Terms
Tucked into yesterday's Apple presentation announcing iTune's 10 and its new social network Ping were signs that it would link to Facebook Connect. In fact, the email sent out yesterday when users signed up for Ping referenced Facebook. But there is currently no feature within Ping to connect with Facebook.
Steve Jobs: Facebook Terms "Onerous"
Is the missing Facebook connection just an oversight or part of a larger riff between the two internet powerhouses? A comment by Steve Jobs right after his presentation yesterday too All Thing Digital's Kara Swisher hints at a disagreement.
Apple had held talks with Facebook about a variety of partnerships related to Ping but, according to Jobs, the discussions had gone nowhere because Facebook wanted “onerous terms that we could not agree to. He did not elaborate or say if Ping would incorporate Facebook Connect in the future. “We could, I guess,” he shrugged.