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Twitter targets UberMedia for policy violations

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San Francisco—Twitter temporarily suspended three mobile applications owned by Twitter app company UberMedia for violations of Twitter's API agreements. Twitter said the company was infringing on its trademark and also had changed the content of users' Tweets in order to make money.

On Friday, Twitter disabled access to its application programming interface for Twidroyd, UberCurrent and UberTwitter, which enable users to manage Twitter accounts on smartphones. UberMedia apparently satisfied Twitter with policy changes, including renaming UberTwitter to UberSocial. Twidroyd and UberCurrent were usable again on Sunday, and UberSocial is expected to follow suit.

UberMedia is in the process of acquiring TweetDeck, the biggest Twitter tool not owned by Twitter itself, for an estimated $30 million.

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