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Ping, an iPhone app that treats emails like mobile message streams, launches today. In addition to importing regular email from various cloud services and sorting out bulk messages, the app includes voice recording, video chat and doodling — as well as custom notifications for individual senders and groups. Co-founder Erez Pilosof had previously co-founded the influential Israeli Internet portal Walla, which had been an early competitor with Gmail.
News ByteApple has linked up Twitter with Ping, a move Steve Jobs should have made before he ever launched his social music service. So now Ping users can tell their Twitter pals about music they like, and use Twitter to find other folks who might be using Ping. Ping still has a long way to go–most important, it needs to integrate directly with Facebook–but if it has any chance of working, this is an essential step.