After a fairly popular and long run on the Android platform, Seesmic has been fully acquired by HootSuite (another Twitter platform). Don’t worry though Seesmic users, HootSuite has promised Seesmic users that they’ll continue supporting the Seesmic application, but business users of the application will be getting moved over to HootSuite’s offering. Both CEO’s sound very happy and excited about how all of this worked out. They both seem to really respect each other very much. That said, the acquisition seemed to go very smooth with both CEO’s excited about the move.
“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
Both companies are very large when it comes to the social media scene, not only that, but their products are fantastic for both the everyday consumers along with business users and pros within the social media industry. Even though Twitter is the main focus of the two applications, HootSuite offers tools for other platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and a few other social networks too. Which is a pretty big reason why people like the app. Having all of your social networks in one spot really helps with productivity. I personally have used neither HootSuite or Seesmic, so I can’t comment on tools that Seesmic has compared to HootSuite. I tend to just stick with the native Twitter application after it’s last redesign of the applications. Besides, with Twitter getting ready to murder all of the third party twitter applications, I think I may just stick with the native Twitter application instead of being disappointed when HootSuite and Seesmic get shut down by the company. If they find a way to avoid that though, I wouldn’t mind giving it a try as many people really like both HootSuite and Seesmic.
Do you guys think that this acquisition with HootSuite was a good move? Is it going to be benefiting anyone? I personally didn’t see a need for the move based off of the information that was given. Unless their were any sort of financial issues, I really just don’t see why the move was necessary. No matter though, the move sounds like it went well and everybody is happy.
Any thoughts on the move? As a business user with Seesmic, has this affected you drastically at all or do thing seem to be the same? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
source: android central