Earlier today, Twitter announced that it acquired Gnip, one of its partners that uses Twitter’s firehose of data and parses it for third parties who mine the social network for market insights. One natural follow-up question: what happens to the other companies that take the firehose? The biggest of these, DataSift, has told TechCrunch that for now, it will be business as usual.
“There is no change to our relationship with Twitter,” CEO Rob Bailey told us. “We’ve worked really hard over the years to build a platform that adds value and we believe that we have been and will remain a vital part of the Twitter ecosystem.” That will include the resyndication deal that it has with some 1,000 businesses across 40 countries.
DataSift was the first company to ink a firehose and resyndication deal with Twitter, and he says that the two companies have a “long-term” contract. But he…
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