An interesting beneficiary of Apple’s launch of music-oriented social network Ping—social status updater Ping.fm. According to Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur, Ping.fm saw a record number of accounts created yesterday (Seesmic acquired Ping.fm earlier this year).
Seesmic, Twitter and the iPhone have all been around for a couple of years, but for whatever reason it took a while for French entrepreneur Loic Le Meur‘s latest venture to come out with a proper iPhone / iPod touch application.
As of this morning, it’s here, and it’s … great.
The move positions the various Seesmic applications (web, desktop, and mobile) to be able to update some 50 social networks very easily. Seesmic is also acquiring the over 500,000 current Ping.fm users as well as the two… → Read More
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Ping.fm is a very simple, useful service that enables you to send a message to 30+ social networks at once, using either standard e-mail, your mobile phone or popular IM services. Its simplicity apparently attracted two high-profile angel investors, according to a company blog post. The new backers are Reid Hoffman (who just became CEO of LinkedIn again) and Joi Ito.
This morning I checked out Ping.fm, a fairly new service in the social network aggregation space that lets you update your status on several sites at once. So I can submit “Mark is brushing his teeth” to it and both my Facebook friends and Twitter followers will see the message. The site, which is currently in private beta, launches a new iPhone version and WAP site today (1,000 of our… → Read More