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Ding Dong, Is Ping Dead? iTunes Gets Social With Facebook, Twitter, and Artist Photo Sharing

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http://techcrunch.com – iTunes is getting more social, but not with Ping. Today Apple announced that iTunes 11 will display your Facebook friends who Liked each entry, Facebook and Twitter sharing for purchases, plus let musicians share photos on their artist pages. The changes come amongst a larger overhaul to the iTunes store and player design. Essentially, Apple has baked the most critical elements of Ping right into iTunes, namely music discovery and photos of your favorite artists. Meanwhile, Apple has stranded redundant features like Twitter and Facebook-esque artist following and  minimized the redundant &# (IT news)