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We’ve acquired Ping.fm. Get ready to update 50 social networks from Seesmic

Your friends are not all in one social network, but we want to help you stay in touch with them anytime and from any device. That is Seesmic's vision and to deliver this faster, we have acquired Ping.fm. You can now update 50 social networks using Seesmic+Ping.fm from email, chat, sms, Blackberry, Android, web, Windows, OSX and much more soon. 

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Ping.fm has more than half a million active users who post daily from any device just by sending an email, a text message or chat – simple tools that existed since the early stages of the Internet are available on all connected devices. This is why Ping.fm is extremely easy to use and access –just send an update and it can touch on 50 social networks including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, WordPress, TypePad, Yammer, Status.net and many more. Ping.fm is compatible with every single Internet device in the world, which why it has become so successful among thousands of users.  

Try using chat to update Twitter, and you’ll find it direct and seamless as you can post updates from gtalk, aim or skype through Ping.fm. It's so simple and amazing, and it's always onPing.fm posts 200,000 updates a day and has 500,000 registered users. Rapidly gaining more and more members, Ping.fm is growing at a very fast pace and will help Seesmic reach this year's goal of one million updates a day in 2010.  Thanks to its powerful and simple API, more than a hundred applications already use Ping.fm to update all the main social networks and Seesmic commits to maintaining and improving the Ping.fm platform. Not only has Twhirl supported Ping.fm for about a year, but we are also preparing to open Seesmic apps with our own plug-in architecture so we understand and care about the developer community.

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Ping.fm co-founders, Adam Duffy and Sean McCullough, are joining the Seesmic team full time and will keep improving Ping.fm as well as integrating it with our Seesmic applications. The number one request from Ping.fm users is to have more powerful clients support postings to their social networks, so they should be pleased to know Seesmic applications will be adding this functionality. Seesmic is also welcoming ping.fm angel investors as shareholders and advisors Joi Ito (@joi), Reid Hoffman (@quixotic) who was already a Seesmic shareholder and Mohamed Nanabhay (@mohamed).Seesmic applications on Blackberry, Android, Web, Windows and Mac OS X via Air will all have advanced Ping.fm integration very shortly and therefore will instantly support 50 social networks.  Seesmic users will also be able to update not only with the apps they are used to, but also with Ping.fm's email, sms and chat gateways.  Seesmic is now the only social software application available on that many screens and able to update all your favorite social networks. The Ping.fm acquisition enables Seesmic to deliver faster its vision of becoming your default application to stay in touch with your friends and constantly managing your online social presence.  Seesmic applications got more than 3.5 million downloads and hundreds of thousands of daily users.

Posted by Loic Le Meur in Ping.fm
  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5d9cdf5970b twitter.com/direwolff

    Congrats on this happy merger!!! This is a good merger for users.
    BTW, the video posted doesn’t have any volume on this page or on YouTube :(

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kylekemper Kylekemper

    This is awesome news! Congrats! Looking forward to the integration.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/jyoseph Jyoseph

    Congrats to both teams, really excited to see how this all pans out. This is definitely a match made in heaven!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/barak1 Barak

    Great news. Seems like a perfect partnership! Congrats to all.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/robbie2 Robbie

    It’s about time somebody picked up these rock stars from Tulsa! Congrats Y’ALL!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sorensson Sorensson

    Congratulations!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/yamanickill YaManicKill

    I’m assuming this doesn’t speed up reading other people’s updates from identica. It just means we can post to it now :P

  • http://profile.typepad.com/roboticbears Roboticbears

    And yet I still can’t change the font or even the font size on Seesmic Desktop.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rubenrubenrezo Ruben Rubenrezo Grave

    Un grand bravo Loic pour cette belle idée et croissance ! Belle preuve d’ouverture :-)
    Très bonne journée à toi !
    Ruben (Un breton parisien)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5aa00fd970b twitter.com/katebuckjr

    i would be super stoked if I could import my tweetdeck groups to seesmic!!!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/brooklington Scott Brooklington

    we love seesmic and ping. we have many students teachers parents and community pple to contact everyday.The kids are in tuenti and facebook,the oldies in linkedin,teachers in myspace and others here there..With one P U S H we get everybody wherever they are.its like an ad agency in my pocket..seth green ingles garantizado murcia

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mattheweckstein Mattheweckstein

    So when does this integration take place?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/chimchim237 Chimchim237

    mad props. now i can say, “hey, i knew sean when…” ping dudes have fun in SF!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/barcelonaphotos Barcelonaphotos

    Yesterday I resumed with Seesmic after a long time. I think I’m gonna keep it this time. I was a fan of Ping.fm till I dropped it cause a lot of services overlapped in my stream. It was so great though. It is fantastic you acquired Ping.Fm. Now it will my turn to clean up my stuff so I can shoot from one single tweet or post. I think the combination is perfect now and both services are mature enough to offer a solid control of our daily stream.