Twitter clamps down on developers with restrictive API rules

The next version of Twitter's API aims to limit traditional Twitter clients and syndication

By , IDG News Service |  On-demand Software, Twitter

"Of course, they've always had this power," Arment wrote. "But now we know that they'll use it in ways that we really don't agree with."

Sippey wrote that Twitter wants to encourage business applications, citing Crimson Hexagon, which builds Twitter reports for branding purposes; Topsy, an analytics platform for analyzing news; and DataMinr, which provides Twitter analytics for the finance industry.

"We've seen tremendous innovation in applications and services that serve the business market with analytics products based on Twitter content," Sippey wrote.

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