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HootSuite buys Seesmic for $16m

HootSuite has bought Seesmic for $16 million, as the firm looks to strengthen its social media management platform. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur and investorLoïc Le Meur, Seesmic runs Ping, a tool that lets users post multiple social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn) from its web or mobile app.

17/09/2012  |  Full story...

Facebook finally debuts iPad app after music spat

Facebook has launched its first app dedicated to Apple’s increasingly popular iPad tablet, following delays over clashes with Apple’s own music services. The new free download, available from Apple's App Store, was described on the company’s blog as more “immersive” than its previous offerings, and offers an improved interface for touchscreens. Previous attempts by Facebook to launch an iPad app had become mired in negotiations with Apple, which has its own music social network called Ping.


12/10/2011  |  Full story...

Apple’s music social network Ping gets 1m users in 2 days

Apple announced last week that more than one million users signed up for Ping in the service’s first 48 hours of availability. Ping is the music-focused social network built into iTunes 10, which the company released just last week.

According to Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Internet Services, “One-third of people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping.” The service aims to let users see what their friends are listening to, liking, and purchasing within iTunes, and to share recommendations and insights with them.



Apple debuts music-based social network Ping

Apple made its first foray into social networking on Wednesday with the introduction of Ping, a 'social music discovery' service with that runs alongside the latest version of iTunes. The service was unveiled by chief executive Steve Jobs, who touted the site as aiding "social music discovery, and comes as part of iTunes 10, which Apple released today. Ping is like Facebook and Twitter meets iTunes, Jobs said at a San Francisco press event. It's a "social network all about music and built right into iTunes," he said.

The service is available on the computer, the iPhone, and the iPod touch. Users can follow their favorite artists publicly or create their own, private profiles, much like Facebook. Users can set up a "circle of friends" and share information only with those people.


02/09/2010  |  Full story...

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