• Seesmic Web Adds Desktop App-Like Abilities, Facebook And LinkedIn Support

    If Brizzly wouldn’t be slower than molasses in January, I would have long deemed it my Twitter web client of choice (I don’t like running too many desktop clients if I can avoid it – switching tabs in my browser is much quicker). However, it is as slow as a tortoise, so I took a look at the new (testing inline media nowadays) and Seesmic Web for good measure as I… Read More

  • Does Seesmic For iPhone Stack Up Against TweetDeck And Twitter For iPhone?

    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 application, which you can download from iTunes via this link, lets users manage their… Read More

  • Seesmic, TweetMeme Say Twitter Ecosystem Is Just Fine, Thank You

    Yesterday we showed a teaser of our conversation with Loic Le Meur of Seesmic, and Nick Halstead of Tweetmeme. Here’s the full video, in two parts. This is a debate around the recent decision by Twitter to compete directly with third party developers who are making Twitter applications that Twitter has deemed to be mere “hole fillers.” A variety of third party apps are… Read More

  • Twitter Developers In Denial: A Teaser Video

    Twitter Developers In Denial: A Teaser Video

    We had Loic Le Meur of Seesmic, and Nick Halsted of Tweetmeme at TechCrunch today to talk about the ongoing Twitter developer ecosystem story. It was a fairly contentious discussion as we tried to wade through all the b.s. and get to the meat of the story. We’ll post the full video tomorrow, but here’s a teaser where I debate Loic on whether or not he saw the direct competition coming. Read More

  • Developers In Denial: The Seesmic Case Study

    Way back in February the writing was on the wall: Twitter would compete directly with third party developers who were creating Twitter apps. Twitter investor Fred Wilson reiterated that threat just a few days ago when he said most of the apps that third party developers had created were merely “filling holes,” not truly creating “something entirely new on top of… Read More

  • Seesmic Launches App For Windows Phone; Rolls Out New Silverlight-Powered Desktop Client

    Startup Seesmic has perfected the art of developing compelling Twitter clients on a variety of platforms. Seesmic offers a web client, an Adobe Air-powered desktop client, an Android app, a BlackBerry app, a brand friendly Twitter client and a native Windows desktop client. At developer conference MIX today, Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur is announcing a new Silverlight-powered development… Read More

  • Sobees Streamlines Native Twitter Client For Windows, Integrates Realtime Search

    We’ve written about Twitter client Sobees, which is working to create the best social media client on the market, competing with both TweetDeck and Seesmic. Today Sobees is releasing a new version of its Windows native desktop app built in .NET, complete with realtime search, a redesign and more. The new client includes support for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, FriendFeed and LinkedIn… Read More

  • Seesmic's BlackBerry App Now Sweeter Than All The Others

    When Seesmic debuted its Twitter clients for Android and BlackBerry devices back in November, we wrote that the two apps were probably the strongest offerings out there for each mobile device. Seesmic just updated its Android app, bringing it closer to the the Twitter apps for the iPhone. Today, Seesmic is rolling out a powerful new version of its BlackBerry app. The new version includes… Read More

  • Seesmic Web Perfects The Management Of Twitter Followers

    Seesmic Web Perfects The Management Of Twitter Followers

    Do you follow more than 100 people on Twitter? If so, have you ever tried to manage them on It’s awful. Really awful. They make you go through page after page of names in no real order (other than how recently you added them). If you want to remove some people you followed years ago, it’s a huge pain. Seesmic has just made a much better way. The new Seesmic Web app… Read More

  • Seesmic's Latest Android Build Is Dare I Say, iPhone-Like

    Perhaps the main problem I have with Android is that the apps (aside from the excellent Google-built ones) are simply not as good as the apps on the iPhone. Nowhere is this more apparent then with Twitter apps, since there are so many for both platforms. On Android, Seesmic was clearly the best one, but it still paled in comparison to the top Twitter iPhone apps. But with an update today, it… Read More

  • Seesmic Look Is A Tablet-Friendly Twitter Client For The Oprah Crowd

    A couple days ago we caught wind of a new Seesmic product called Seesmic Look. Today it is launching and we finally get a look at it. As suspected, it is a streamlined Twitter client aimed at the Oprah crowd. But it is also a Tablet-friendly client that tries to organize the stream into easily browsable channels, some of which are sponsored by brands. Seesmic Look is the company’s… Read More

  • It Looks Like Loic Is Getting Ready To Launch Seesmic Look

    Seesmic is going to announce a new product on Thursday. Earlier today, I received an email invitation to attend a “private event” in New York City on Thursday “at which Seesmic and several of its partners will announce a new application that has the potential change the way consumers and brand marketers experience Twitter.” What is it? The email didn’t say… Read More

  • Pinging In The New Year: Seesmic Acquires

    Well that didn’t take long. Just four days in 2010 and we already have an¬†acquisition. Social networking application Seesmic has acquired the social status updater 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 users as well as the… Read More

  • The New TweetDeck Goes List Crazy And Adds Maps To GeoTweets

    Streamreaders just keep getting better and better. A new version of TweetDeck is rolling out today with some major improvements, including support for Lists, Retweets, maps for geo-tagged messages, and LinkedIn streams. TweetDeck has already been downloaded more than 10 million times, and its active user base is in the low millions so this is a significant update. As soon as Twitter launched… Read More

  • Screening The News

    Editor’s note: Today, being a news junkie requires not just the ability to keep up with hundreds of breaking stories a day, but the ability to redistribute those stories to your followers and news sites. To get some insight into the modern news junkie, we asked Mrinal Desai to share with us how he screens the news in the guest post below. Desai is the co-founder of CrossLoop, but some… Read More

  • Seesmic Ventures Into Mobile With Powerful New Apps For Android And BlackBerry

    Seesmic is having a huge week. The startup that develops Twitter and Facebook clients for the web and desktop just unveiled a native Windows client at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference earlier this week. At the Real-Time CrunchUp today, Seesmic is launching its first venture into the mobile space with impressive apps for both the Android and BlackBerry, which are now… Read More

  • Seesmic Launches Native Twitter Client For Windows

    Today brings good news for PC users everywhere. Seesmic is launching a native desktop client for Windows. Seesmic’s founder and CEO Loic Le Meur made the announcement today at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles. Le Meur says that providing a desktop client that was native for Windows was of huge importance because 80 percent of Seesmic users run their apps… Read More

  • Seesmic Web One-Ups Brizzly With Lists AND Geolocation Support (Kind Of)

    Earlier this week, Seesmic rolled out support for the new Twitter Lists for its Desktop client. Today, that same functionality comes to its web-based client. And with it comes a bonus: Geolocation support. Now, to be clear, most users still won’t be able to use this geolocation support just yet, as Twitter has yet to enable it for most users. But if you do happen to have it, Seesmic… Read More

  • The Realtime Agenda For The Realtime CrunchUp

    Over the past few weeks, it’s definitely been crunchtime as we’ve been putting together the panels and demos for our Realtime CrunchUp on November 20 in San Francisco. Get your tickets here. After much back and forth, and with the help of our Realtime Board, we finally have an agenda we are very excited to present (see below). Speakers will include Twitter COO Dick Costolo… Read More

  • Seesmic Desktop Adds Twitter Lists, Hits 3 Million Downloads

    Now that Twitter has officially unveiled its Lists feature to all users, the frenzy has started. But while Lists are available via Twitter’s site, the feature has been slower to come to Twitter clients. Today, Seesmic is announcing the availability of Lists on its desktop client, Seesmic Desktop. The new, downloadable version of Seesmic Desktop will display your Twitter lists in the… Read More