updated 11:45 am EST, Thu December 2, 2010
Social network remains relatively marginal
Hoping to draw more attention to the Ping social network, Apple is offering early access to a previously unheard Michael Jackson song. Called "Much Too Soon," the track is from an upcoming collection simply called Michael. The album will be available through iTunes on December 14th; to hear Much Too Soon, though, people can currently stream it from the official Michael Jackson Ping profile.
Ping remains a relatively marginal social network. Although it reached over 1 million users in 48 hours, Apple has not released any updated figures since, and the network is not much discussed on the web. Business Insider is currently calling Ping one of 2010's "Biggest Flops in Tech."