HootBar! HootSuite Buys Firefox Add-On TwitterBar
Social media dashboard company HootSuite this morning announced that it has acquired an add-on for the Firefox 4 browser called TwitterBar, which has been downloaded nearly 2 million times to date and enables users to post to a variety of social networks straight the web address bar.
HootSuite has renamed the add-on HootBar.
In two years, HootSuite says it has grown to over 1.5 million users worldwide and recently turned cash-flow positive after introducing paid plans just four months ago. The company currently employs 48 people.
HootBar, initially created as TwitterBar by Tony Farndon and developer Christopher Finke, is software licensed under the GPL v2.