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Facebook's Zuckerberg invited to Steve Jobs' home

updated 12:30 am EDT, Sat October 16, 2010

Facebook and Apple CEOs seen talking

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was reportedly invited to the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs two weeks ago to discuss the impasse on Ping. A spotter said the two were walking in conversation together in Palo Alto. The discussion details weren't intercepted by the LA Times observer but likely centered around restoring Facebook integration with Ping.

The social network's CTO Bret Taylor was already optimistic of a resolution to the dispute at about same time Jobs and Zuckerberg were seen in conversation, but the exact solution if any is still unknown. Neither company has agreed to comment.

Apple had pressed for as long as 18 months to get a deal and even had the component left in at the time Ping launched, but it was quickly blocked. Facebook's exact objections weren't known, but it requires a formal agreement for any use of Facebook Connect that could significantly impact its quality of service. Ping hit one million users in two days and is likely to have expanded since.

The two have little in the form of direct competition, as Facebook doesn't have a full music service of its own and Ping is intended solely for music activity on iTunes. Apart from iTunes' ability to share through Facebook, neither has significant Facebook integration where mobile platforms like webOS and Windows Phone 7 have Facebook built into their foundations.

By Electronista Staff


  1. Foe Hammer

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    Following Visit To Jobs' House ...

    ... Facebook's Zuckerberg no longer wealthier than Steve Jobs.

    Said Zuckerberg, "It's the oddest thing - I swore I had my wallet with me when I arrived. But I guess I must have left it at home."

    :-) :-) :-)

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  1. coffeetime

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    In this scenario, it's Steve needs Mark. Steve needs to pay up to get what he wants. Facebook doesn't need iTunes.

  1. facebook_Matt

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    I will channel the voices of many and say...


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  1. ntflavio06

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    go figure

    only a jew would leave his wallet at home

  1. Fonejacker

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    I wonder what they had to eat?

  1. Grendelmon

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    Joined: Dec 2007


    Who cares?


  1. wrenchy

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    Joined: Nov 2009


    Was Zuckerburg

    using the latest Droid from Verizon when he went over?

  1. sammaffei

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    Steve probably said

    "Look you little s&#t, I am going to own the world soon and it would be a shame if I were forced to have you liquidated..."

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