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May 25, 2010

Twitter To 3rd Party Devs: Pony Up Some Cash

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Twitter 3rd Party Pay

Twitter today announced that they are no longer giving 3rd party developers a free ride on their platform, demanding a cut of advertising revenues earned by outside 3rd party programs.

According to Duncan Riley:

The new demand follows a change to the Twitter API announced earlier that has banned all third party ad providers from auto-posting to Twitter accounts.

Twitter announced the changes in their Terms of Service (TOS) in which they state they should receive compensation:

“where Twitter content is the basis (in whole or in part) of the advertising sale .”

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