Seesmic, which makes Twitter and Facebook access apps, is buying Ping.fm, a service for updating multiple social services at the same time. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Ping co-founders Adam Duffy and Sean McCullough are joining Seesmic and will begin work on integrating their service into the Seesmic clients, said Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur.
With Ping, you can post to--but not read from--Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, Flicker, and many other networks. The service is accessible from the Ping.fm Web site, from various third-party mobile and desktop clients, as well as from instant messaging services and e-mail. It's a very capable switching station for personal network updates.
A quick look at stats says that Ping.fm is growing, and certainly the multi-network skills that Seesmic is acquiring fit into that company's mission.
For more, read "Seesmic buying Ping.fm social update service" on CNET News.