19 Feb '11, 12am

Twitter has suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating policies

SAN FRANCISCO - TWITTER on Friday suspended UberTwitter, and twidroyd applications in a clash with a startup that controls a fifth of the 'tweets' at the hot microblogging service. UberMedia applications cut off from Twitter handled messages 'tweeted' from Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone smartphones. Other software is available to 'tweet' from those kinds of smartphones. 'We have suspended UberTwitter and twidroyd for violating our policies,' Twitter said in a post at the San Francisco firm's online help center. 'Every day, we suspend hundreds of applications that are in violation of our policies.' Twitter added that it was taking the unusual step of sharing the news because 'today's suspension may affect a larger number of users.' California-based UberMedia is an Idealab company that has been gobbling up applications people use to synch Twitter messages to various devices....

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