Twitter to cut off firehose resellers as it brings data access fully in-house

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Twitter is taking back full control over who has access to its ‘firehose’ of real-time tweet data. Twitter has previously made its firehose data available to third-party apps via three authorized resellers – Gnip (which it acquired a year ago), Datasift and NTT Data. In a post on the Gnip blog yesterday, Twitter announced that it would be transitioning all data customers to a direct relationship with the company from August this year. Twitter says companies that buy firehose access will see no difference in service, except for the fact they’ll be paying Twitter directly. However, that’s not strictly true,…

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