UberMedia has been acquiring Twitter clients such as UberTwitter and Twidroyd, and they’re on the verge of acquiring TweetDeck. They have spent millions of dollars acquiring these apps in an attempt to control the discussion and if their TweetDeck acquisition goes through, they’ll own something like 20% of all tweets. Their strategy is obviously rubbing Twitter the wrong way, as the company has suspended these apps from accessing the API.
Twitter sent the following message:
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