The social media gurus over at HootSuit have announced that the company has acquired Seesmic, another third-party Twitter platform. While details are scarce, both CEOs have already expressed their excitement regarding the acquisition, and feel that the move will benefit all parties involved.
“I have always had a lot of respect for Seesmic’s CEO, Loïc Le Meur and the role Seesmic has played in advancing social business.” said HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes. “We are thrilled to welcome Seesmic’s users into the HootSuite family.”
“We’ve always been big fans of Ryan Holmes and the HootSuite team, since the days we were all pioneering the Social Media landscape. We’re thrilled today to announce that Seesmic is joining HootSuite, and we’re excited for our users: they are becoming part of the HootSuite family, and they will be able to continue to build their brand and social business,” said Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur.
Fear not, Seesmic users. HootSuit has confirmed that the official app will continue to be supported, and most users will be unaffected. Although, business users will be switched over to HootSuite’s platform to better suit their needs. Previously, Seesmic’s integration was limited to Twitter, while HootSuite offers support for Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare.
As a personal HootSuite user, this comes as exciting news. The addition of a quality startup like Seesmic can only add to the already impressive array of features within the HootSuite app.
Source: Android Central