Social media dashboard company HootSuite this morning announced that it has acquired an add-on for the Firefox 4 browser called TwitterBar, which has been downloaded nearly 2 million times to date and enables users to post to a variety of social networks straight the web address bar.
Twitter is feeling the need. The need to monetize. As such, today the service is going to begin testing in-stream ads through popular third-party client HootSuite, AdAge first reported and Twitter has since confirmed.
So what does this mean? Unlike Twitter’s previous experiments with advertising (through their Promoted Suite products), these new ads will be the first that appear in-stream… → Read More
HootSuite, the Twitter clients that dubs itself as a social media dashboard for professionals, is launching an Android app, a new version of its iPhone app with Facebook integration and is integrating targeted ads in both apps via recently launched Twitter ad network, 140 Proof. HootSuite’s features are targeted towards helping marketing professionals keep track of the Twitter conversations… → Read More
HootSuite, a social media dashboard, has raised $1.9 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. Vancouver-based HootSuite, which dubs itself as “the professional Twitter client,” lets users manage their Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Ping.fm accounts through one interface.
With HootSuite, users can manage multiple Twitter profiles with multiple editors on each, schedule tweets, track… → Read More
Although there is no shortage of businesses large and small making great use of Twitter, many are still trying to make heads-and-tales of how to harness its power to communicate with existing and prospective clients. CoTweet and HootSuite are trying to meet this opportunity with feature-rich CRM applications, but for businesses who are Twitter newbies, these apps can be daunting.
Here’s a question that’s been running through my head ever since Michael posted about FriendFeed being in danger of becoming the coolest app no one uses: exactly how many startups out there are trying to be the one social networking service aggregator to rule them all, and how many is enough?
It seems like every day startups come up with new applications, be it for desktop, Web and/or mobile… → Read More
URL shortening services are a dime a dozen, and despite wishes for them to vanish (with good reason) they’re here to stay and more popular than ever given the abundance of social services that thrive on short messages and links. TinyURL and bit.ly appear to be the more popular of the bunch, but we’re seeing other services use their own custom URL shortening services at an increasing rate. To name… → Read More