Hootsuite Acquires Seesmic

Hootsuite is a social network managing app for Blackberry and they have just acquired Seesmic. For now they will both operate separately but will soon just together to become one platform.

From Seesmic’s Blog:

We are thrilled to announce today that Seesmic has been acquired by HootSuite. Seesmic and HootSuite have long shared a vision for the future of social media management and after years of friendly competition, have developed a mutual respect for one another. We care deeply about you, our users, and believe that this is the best possible outcome in what has been an exciting run together.

We would like to thank everyone involved with Seesmic since its launch, it has been an incredible ride and we are very thankful for all the support and passion you shared with us.

Like Seesmic, Hootsuite offers a suite of social media management tools, with even more options for small business and enterprise customers. Initially, support for both products will continue, however we will soon be bringing everyone into one great platform. We’re working on ways to make the transition as smooth as possible so keep an eye out for updates.

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