Twitter suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd claiming trademark infringement

Popular social networking website Twitter has suspended Uber Media’s twitter clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd for Android and BlackBerry devices. Apparently these clients breached some regulations of Twitter. Twitter’s Carolyn Penner said the following via twitter’s support blog – “These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money.”

On the other hand, CEO of Uber Media Bill Gross speaking to CNN said – “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.” According to the company, a new revamped version of Twidroyd is on its way and has been uploaded to the markets but is awaiting approval from Twitter.

Uber Media is compared to be a rival to the twitter in many terms, though the company merely works as a mediator between the user and his tweets. Even with the rivalry, COO of Uber Media told the company that they’re not in competition with the company and are maintaining a healthy relationship with them.

Well,  a lot of complaints have been up on twitter regarding the suspension of UberTwitter and Twidroyd. Maybe twitter will resolve this and get these clients up and running again.

Via: The Droid Guy


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