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Internet: UberMedia Gets Slap on the Wrist from Twitter

UberMedia is to restore its apps services after being temporarily suspended from Twitter. CEO Bill Gross gave the following statement about the fortunes of the social media service on Friday 18th February 2011:

“Early Friday morning, Twitter shut off access to its service by several of our Twitter client applications: UberTwitter, Twidroyd, and UberCurrent. Twitter then notified us that they believed we were in violation of several provisions of their terms of service.

“We were immediately in touch with Twitter, and the changes they asked us to make were very small. As a result, we have completed the changes, and new apps are currently being posted to their respective stores. Twitter has assured us that as soon as those changes were complete, they would reactivate our applications.

“Twitter also asked us to modify the name of UberTwitter. We began a process of changing the name three weeks ago by polling our users, and we’ve decided based on their input to change the product name to UberSocial, which we completed today.”

The UberMedia apps allow smartphone users to connect with Twitter and monetises these services. After a recent funding round of $17.5 million from Accel Ventures which included the addition of a board member who also sits in at Facebook, Ubermedia threatened to become a competitor to Twitter.

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