Smart Move Ping!
By kickntrue on 9/9/10
Has everyone upgraded to iTunes 10 yet? Either way- you may have heard about Apple's new music service called "Ping." But wait- isn't that name taken?
PHOENIX, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PING and its parent company, Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Apple under which Apple will use the PING trademark in connection with Apple's innovative new social music discovery feature in iTunes. Apple introduced the iTunes PING feature today.WOW! I hope you're wearing your rubber boots- because it's getting DEEP! I'm trying to picture the duel Ping/Apple fanboy it would take to write a press release that juicy.
I guess congrats to Ping for finding another way to make some money. I certainly can't blame them for making the move. The more surprising part to me is that Apple couldn't come up with their own name. Apple has so much power they could invent a 4 or 5 letter word and it'd be part of the everyday American vernacular in weeks.
They're not the only ones to do it, though. Have you noticed on the bottom of every Droid commercial the trademark to Lucas Films? Freaking George Lucas makes money every time a phone is purchased with a Google OS?! Unreal!
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