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  • The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies

    The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies


    Editor’s Note: The following guest post is written by a Silicon Valley CEO. Frank Dupree is a pen name In the late 1990s, the rise of the browser was supposed to usher in an era of unprecedented opportunity for startups. A great part of that increased opportunity came as a result of the significant reduction in platform dependencies. No longer did the users’ operating system… Read More

  • Seesmic: From Near Death to Enterprise Chat Spoiler?

    Seesmic: From Near Death to Enterprise Chat Spoiler?

    We’re hearing that Salesforce is investing in Seesmic’s next round of venture funding, along with other investors. We don’t yet know how much or at what valuation but the tie up is interesting. Just a few months ago Mike was saying Twitter deciding to compete with developers had essentially killed Seesmic. That may be true for consumer chats, but enterprise is another matter. Read More

  • Seesmic's Android App Gets A UI Upgrade; Salesforce Chatter Integration And More

    Seesmic's Android App Gets A UI Upgrade; Salesforce Chatter Integration And More

    Seesmic, the realtime social web aggregator, is announcing a new version of its popular Android app today that includes a UI makeover, Salesforce Chatter integration, and other improved functionality. Salesforce Chatter, the company’s social networking application for the enterprise, can now be integrated into Seesmic’s Android app, allowing users to read their Chatter feeds… Read More

  • A Pivotal Pivot

    A Pivotal Pivot

    By all measurements, the new picture sharing service, Instagram, is exploding. A week after their launch, they had 100,000 users. A week later: 200,000. A week after that: 300,000. And then they were made Apple’s App of the Week in the App Store. So yeah, basically they’re likely far past a half a million users already. Not a bad first month at all. But did you know that… Read More

  • Brizzly Plays Feature Catch-Up, Adds Foursquare And "New" Retweet Support

    Brizzly Plays Feature Catch-Up, Adds Foursquare And "New" Retweet Support

    When I logged on to Brizzly this morning, a notification popped up announcing some brand new features for the web-based social networking client. As you can read on Brizzly maker Thing Labs‘ blog, there are also some design changes accompanying the new features. Like rival Seesmic Web has done in the past, Brizzly has now added Foursquare support to the fray, which means you can now see… Read More

  • Meet Seesmic For Windows Phone 7

    While the phone itself launches in October, Seesmic has just posted a preview video of what the Seesmic app will look like on the Windows Phone 7 platform. Seesmic recently launched Seesmic Desktop 2 and hinted that there would be a Windows Phone 7 app coming shortly. The above video highlights some of its features including Dashboard, Search and Spaces. Read More

  • With 40+ Customizable Plugins, Seesmic Desktop 2 Aggregates The Realtime Web

    With 40+ Customizable Plugins, Seesmic Desktop 2 Aggregates The Realtime Web

    After a year’s worth of work, Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur just announced the launch of Seesmic Desktop 2 (SD2), a desktop client that goes beyond Twitter; “We want to be the first platform for platforms,” says Le Meur. Running on Silverlight (to install go here), the desktop app now has plugin architecture that supports a multitude of content streams including but not… Read More

  • Alert The Enterprise: Seesmic Integrates With Salesforce Chatter

    How businesses and brands deal with social media has become one of the defining issues of the recent web era. Today a pretty big leap is taking place which may define the next phase. Two of the biggest players have come together to create certainly one of the slickest and most seamless integrations I’ve yet seen of the realtime social web and enterprise worlds. Seesmic is to… Read More

  • Alert The Enterprise: Seesmic Integrates With Salesforce Chatter

    Alert The Enterprise: Seesmic Integrates With Salesforce Chatter

    How businesses and brands deal with social media has become one of the defining issues of the recent web era. Today a pretty big leap is taking place which may define the next phase. Two of the biggest players have come together to create certainly one of the slickest and most seamless integrations I’ve yet seen of the realtime social web and enterprise worlds. Seesmic is to… Read More

  • Record Numbers Pinging Ping.fm Thanks To Apple's Ping

    Record Numbers Pinging Ping.fm Thanks To Apple's Ping

    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). Could it be a coincidence? Definitely, not. When you Google “Ping,” Ping.fm is the second result under the golf… Read More