Posted by: macintoshsisters | August 10, 2007

Apple Opens Up

Apple Opens Up
by Leah Messinger

Apple has launched three new iTunes widgets, marking the computer maker’s second move in two months into the world of social networking.

Apple in June partnered with Bebo—popular in the United Kingdom—to sell iTunes digital music tracks through the San Francisco-based social network. The new widgets let users create embeddable Flash tools they can post to a variety of social networks, blogs, and other web pages.

Gartner media analyst Mike McGuire said the widgets signify a recognition by Apple of the growing popularity of social networking across the web and of the ability of social sites to promote viral spread of media, such as music.

FULL article at RedHerring

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