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  • Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

    Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

    This week Twitter launched its new API. There are still lots of questions about what this means for developers, and what role developers have played in Twitter’s rise. But the general consensus seems to be that it doesn’t matter much for most users. Apparently most users just use Twitter’s official clients and supposedly will never notice if Twitter bans most third party clients. Read More

  • HootSuite CEO: We’re Buying Seesmic For The Users, Not The Tech [Interview]

    HootSuite CEO: We’re Buying Seesmic For The Users, Not The Tech [Interview]

    TechCrunch first reported earlier today that enterprise social media platform HootSuite is buying another social media platform, Seesmic. That fact has now been confirmed by HootSuite itself. Ryan Holmes, the CEO, has given us some more color on the deal, and we’ve found out some other details as well along the way. The companies are not disclosing the price, but we have been told it… Read More

  • Seesmic Focuses On The Social Enterprise; Debuts Android, iPad Apps For Salesforce CRM

    Seesmic Focuses On The Social Enterprise; Debuts Android, iPad Apps For Salesforce CRM

    Social application developer Seesmic is making a big move into the social enterprise and is debuting a dedicated Android app and iPad app for Salesforce’s CRM product (Windows Phone 7 will also be added soon), called Seesmic CRM. The Android app will be launched tomorrow morning at Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce, and Seesmic will launch the iPad app in a few weeks. Read More

  • Keen On… Loic Le Meur: Why Seesmic Isn't a Failure (TCTV)

    “If you don’t adapt, you die,” Loic Le Meur told me when he came into the TechCrunchTV studio last week. And Loic – aka monsieur Pivot – is certainly one of the Valley’s most skilled adaptors. Having founded Seesmic in 2008 as a video aggregation network, he then transformed it the next year into a popular consumer Twitter client before shifting it earlier… Read More

  • Loic Le Meur: American Start-up Entrepreneurs Have Nothing To Learn From Europe (TCTV)

    Few transatlantic entrepreneurs know both the European and American start-up scene as intimately as Seesmic and Le Web founder Loic Le Meur. So the first question I asked Loic when he came into the San Francisco TechcrunchTV studio last week was what American start-up entrepreneurs can learn from their European counterparts. Nothing, Loic told me. Except, perhaps, the ability to invite each… Read More

  • As Seesmic Bids Adieu To RIM, UberMedia Introduces UberSocial 1.2 For BlackBerry

    The popular UberSocial Twitter client for BlackBerry (formerly known as UberTwitter) just got an update with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Notably, its developer UberMedia is doubling down on its BlackBerry app around the same time one of its rivals, Seesmic, is abandoning the BlackBerry platform. One of the new features in UberSocial for Blackberry 1.2 is called “Inner… Read More

  • Even Seesmic Bails On Blackberry. Who's Next?

    Seesmic might have the sweetest Twitter app for Blackberry, but the Blackberry’s appeal isn’t sweet enough. Seesmic is discontinuing support for its Blackberry app on June 30. Research in Motion, the company that makes the Blackberry, is going through a rough spot right now. But things must be pretty bad if Seesmic bailing. This is Seesmic, folks! They’ll build an app for… Read More

  • You said what? Brandwatch brings its social media monitoring search to Seesmic

    Brandwatch, the UK social media monitoring startup, has released a free search plugin for Seesmic, the desktop client for companies who want to manage their social media presence. Aimed at users who want to monitor a particular brand or topic across the whole of the Web, not just the services that Seesmic supports out of the box, the Brandwatch plugin adds additional search/monitoring… Read More

  • TC Cribs Tours Seesmic Offices

    TC Cribs: From Frenchmen To Randy Raccoons, An Inside Look At Seesmic

    We’re back with a new episode of TC Cribs, the show that takes you inside the hopping offices of tech startups. This week we check out Seesmic, the multi-protocol client that lets you monitor your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and many other accounts from one place (they offer a nice web app and native mobile apps as well). And they have a thing for raccoons, as you’ll see in the… Read More

  • Social Application Developer Seesmic Raises $4M From SoftBank And Salesforce

    Social application developer Seesmic has raised $4 million in new funding from enterprise giant Salesforce.com and Softbank Holdings, a subsidiary of Softbank. This brings Seesmic’s total funding to $16 million; Seesmic’s last fundraising round took place in 2008. Founded by French entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, Seesmic helps both individuals and companies monitor and track the social web. Read More

  • 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?

    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, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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