After a busy few days at the end of August, I finally had a bit of time to look at the news...

Apple has a nice history, astrologically. Most of their product launches land at auspicious times, although there have been a few exceptions. Its new social networking site for musicians, Ping! was launched with Mercury retrograde, and is already drawing media attention (like this story) for attracting scams and spam.

Apparently, the site is literally awash in spam. It seems that it is also very difficult to link up with Facebook, although that may be as much of a virtue as a problem. If Ping! takes off, that would just about do it for MySpace, the historical home of quick & dirty web pages for bands.