I'm sure many of you saw this announcement on Twitter yesterday and all over the net. I had not had a chance to read up on it yet due to my work schedule yesterday and I woke this morning to a detailed email from Seesmic on what will come from this merger.
"We're happy to share with you very big news if you have not heard. We've acquired Ping.fm. Get ready to update 50 social networks from Seesmic - and we'd love to hear your feedback on what features we can add to improve Ping.fm.
Ping.fm has more than half a million active users who post daily from any device just by sending an email, a text message or chat - simple tools that existed since the early stages of the Internet are available on all connected devices. This is why Ping.fm is extremely easy to use and access -just send an update and it can touch on 50 social networks including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, WordPress, TypePad, Yammer, Status.net and many more. Ping.fm is compatible with every single Internet device in the world, which is why it has become so successful among thousands of users.
Your friends are not all in one social network, but we want to help you stay in touch with them anytime and from any device. That is Seesmic's vision and to deliver this faster, we have acquired Ping.fm. You can now update 50 social networks using Seesmic+Ping.fm from email, chat, sms, Blackberry, Android, web, Windows, OSX and much more soon."
As a former BlackBerry and SocialScope user I have been missing having an app that lets me update Twitter and Facebook at the same time. It looks like soon us Android users will have a fix.
"The number one request from Ping.fm users is to have more powerful clients support postings to their social networks, so they should be pleased to know Seesmic applications will be adding this functionality.
Seesmic users will also be able to update not only with the apps they are used to, but also with Ping.fm's email, sms and chat gateways. Seesmic is now the only social software application available on that many screens and able to update all your favorite social networks. The Ping.fm acquisition enables Seesmic to deliver faster its vision of becoming your default application to stay in touch with your friends and constantly managing your online social presence.