PeopleBrowsr Takes Twitter to Court over Firehose
PeopleBrowsr has been using Firehose on a month-to-month basis since July 2010, but in July 2012 Twitter invoked a clause in the agreement that allowed for terminating the contract without cause. The company has been paying Twitter more than $1 million a year to access the data, and relies heavily on Firehose for social data intelligence. In fact, PeopleBrowsr APIs are developed on the foundation of Twitter’s public tweet Firehose of more than 400 million tweets per day. Kred, a social media influence analytics tool developed by PeopleBrowsr, relies heavily on data gathered from social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.