Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg Break Bread, Talk Ping?

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Holy dinner date! Two of tech's heaviest heavyweights, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, had supper together two weeks ago and talked about—well, we don't exactly know, but you can be sure it was probably more about Ping than poking.

It's true! Apple CEO Steve Jobs had Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over for dinner at his pad and then went for a walk afterward to talk some more.

The big question is obviously what they talked about and what the significance of this meeting of the billion-dollar minds was all about.


Easy money would be on the two talking about how Ping, Apple's new music-based iTunes social network, might better sync up with Facebook's 500 million-strong population. If you'll take a trip down memory lane with me for a moment, you'll remember that Facebook and Apple didn't exactly see eye-to-eye on a few things when Ping launched last month.

Perhaps this meeting was a first, necessary step in ironing out the wrinkles. It doesn't take a genius to see the boatloads of money that could be made for both companies if Ping were tightly integrated into the Facebook platform. [LA Times]

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I have a hard time imagining Jobs tacking Zuckerberg seriously.