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Pownce gets pwned: Six Apart acquires and plans to shutter service

Do you still use your Pownce account? I stopped using mine months ago. I don't even know if I remember the password. If you do still use Pownce, the Twitter-like microblogging service that just never seemed to capitalize on its early hype, start preparing to migrate to something new. Today, Six Apart, the company behind Movable Type, TypePad and Vox, announced that it has acquired Pownce and wi...

Microbloggers Rejoice: Ping.FM Opens Beta to Everyone

Brad first reviewed Ping.FM back in march, and the service has come a long way since then. Today, they announced that they're ready to do away with invites and open up the service to the public. Before getting my beta code, I really wasn't all that interested in any of the microblog/status sites that exist. There are just too damn many of them, and I don't have time to update a dozen sites every...

Posty: Adobe AIR client for Twitter, FriendFeed, Pownce, Jaiku, Tumblr

There's no shortage of desktop clients for Twitter and FriendFeed. But Posty goes a few steps beyond popular clients like Twhirl and Alert Thingy by adding support for Jaiku and Tumblr as well as Pownce. Posty's main window features a list of supported services with check boxes next to each. Just enter a status update and select the networks you want to send the update out to, and you can post ...

Twitter down? Twitabit to the rescue!

It's no secret that Twitter goes down on occasion. But what are you gonna do if you just neeeeed to tweet? The great minds at betaworks pondered that question as well and developed twitabit. A simple website that stores your messages and forwards them once Twitter is back up and running. Simply enter your username, password and message and you're off. If you love Twitter so much that you haven't ...

Flock version 1.2 Flies the coop

Flock, the "Social Web Browser" built on the same Mozilla engine as Firefox, has launched the latest stable version, 1.2. The beta has been available for a while now. In this version, Digg, Pownce, and AOL Mail integration. Digg and Pownce makes sense, but the AOL mail one didn't really excite us all that much. It seems like Flock is stockpiling partners and features though and are putting togethe...

HelloTxt cross-platform microblogging site adds video, image support

If you have half a dozen social networks and microblogs that you like to update simultaneously, you probably need to go outside and get some fresh air. But before you do that, you can post an update to let all your friends know that you're going outside to get some fresh air using HelloTxt. Last time we looked on on the site, you could post messages to 10 different services including Faceboo...

Pownce adds RSS, video embedding

Pownce, the social network that's all about sharing with your friends, just made sharing a whole lot easier. Now you can grab an RSS feed of all your incoming Pownce messages, for more convenient reading. This is cool, but RSS is par for the course on social networks these days. It would be bigger news if Pownce still didn't have it. What is actually quite unique about Pownce is the variety of vid...

Ping.fm: Post to Twitter, Jaiku, Facebook, Tumblr and Pownce

Ping.fm is a new service that lets you update a bunch of social network/messaging sites all at once. Instead of logging into Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, Facebook, and Tumblr and manually posting updates, you can just visit Ping.fm and write a single message which will be sent to each site. So far, it sounds a lot like HelloTXT, right? Well, it is, but Ping.fm has a few features that make it a lot mo...

Thwirl now lets you post to Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce simultaneously

Twhirl 0.7.1 was released this week and the desktop Twitter client has some major new features. First, the new version runs on Adobe AIR 1.0, so you don't need to have the old beta version of AIR installed to run it. But we're much more excited about the other new features including the ability to cross-post to Pownce and Jaiku. If you provide your Pownce and Jaiku login information in the setting...

Download Squad Week in Review

Have you been so busy sending angry letters to Saturday Night Live about their choice of actors to portray Barack Obama that you've fallen behind on your Download Squad reading? Not to worry. Here's a roundup of some of the stories you might have missed this week: Download Squad at Future of Web Apps Download Squad's Grant Robertson hit up the Future of Web Apps 2008 conference in Miami this week...

Pownce finally unveils full API

After a long invite-only beta, and a recent general-public release, Pownce has finally released their full-blown API that allows 3rd-party applications to post to the Pownce service. Back in our initial run-down of Pownce, the lack of a complete API was one of our major criticisms of the initial launch, and the basic Pownce API that's been around for a fair while merely allowed 'reading' of API ...

From FOWA : Leah Culver of Pownce, The Future of Web Services

Leah Culver founded Pownce with her friends Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka. Pownce is a "social messaging" service which allows you to share updates, files, links and more with your friends, and (now) provides a robust API to work with your data. Here are the rough cut of our notes from her presentation at FOWA 2008....

Update your Twitter, Facebook and other status messages simultaneously

HelloTxt makes it easy to make sure all of your friends know what you're up to all the time, no matter what social networking services they use. Actually, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but HelloTxt does let you post messages simultaneously to a whole slew of social networking sites that allow you to frequently update your status. You don't need to register for an account to use HelloT...

Pownce goes live

As of 12 AM PST, Pownce, the Twitter-esque social messaging tool created by Kevin Rose, Daniel Burka and Leah Culver, leaves private beta and becomes open to the public. Pownce became open to a limited group of users in June of 2007 and has thus far amassed 150,000 users. Although the developer has repeatedly claimed that Pownce is "not a Twitter clone," it is hard to look at the two services and ...

Get Pownce-ing on your mobile phone!

Two of our main issues with Pownce, the Twitter and Jaiku-like social web service, have been their lack of mobile support and the absence of an API. Well, back in October they fixed the API issue and it seems now that Pownce has a mobile client. It seems Kevin Rose and friends have been busy developing m.pownce.com in a very quiet way. We tried m.pownce.com on our mobile and it is very slic...