Apple’s Ping-Twitter Integration Could Use iTun.es For Shortening Links

Twitter announced yesterday about a partnership that it had struck with Apple that would integrate the company’s Ping Music-based social network service with the popular microblogging network. This integration would mean Ping users can link to their Twitter accounts to search for Ping users among their Twitter network as well as tweet to their followers about music that they like or are exploring.

We are now hearing about a possibility for Apple to make use of a native URL shortener script to let users share their activities on Ping over Twitter. MacRumors has discovered that the domain name itun.es is already in the posession of Apple and hence it is likely that the company makes use of this pretty URL for tweets from Ping. The domain name appears to have been purchased way back in 2006 and though it has stayed without much purpose until now, this could be the opportune moment for Apple to put the domain name to use.