Seesmic acquires Ping.fm – moves beyond the Twitter client

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The Twitter and Facebook client Seesmic will be adding over 50 social networks – including Ning, Yammer, LinkedIn and Status.net – to its list where it can update your status via its mobile, web and desktop applications after acquiring Ping.fm for an undisclosed sum.

This deal also allows Seesmic to take advantage of Ping.fm’s updating methods via IM chat, SMS and email – allowing more ways to update your status on the variety of social networking profiles you have signed up for.

Ping.fm’s co-founders, Adam Duffy and Sean McCullough, will also be joining Seesmic to integrate it to Seesmic, while maintaining the site.

This deal will make it more competitive than TweetDeck – and ultimately becoming the application to use to update your social profiles. So expect an update to utilise the new Ping.fm list of social networks.