Seesmic Acquires Desktop Client

Seesmic has acquired the desktop Twitter client Twhirl, the company announced tonight. Twhirl is a one-man operation, an Adobe Air (a.k.a. cross-platform) application that uses the Twitter API. So why is this a video story? Seesmic CEO Loic Le Meur explains in the clip below that, with Twhirl integration, Seesmic will soon have a desktop upload and tracking tool:

See also our recent interview with Le Meur on the GigaOM Show. In our conversation, Le Meur resisted labeling Seesmic a “video Twitter,” but with this move, the comparison is even more unavoidable.

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