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A collection of Twitter service providers will sleep tighter tonight. The information network announced that it has added nine new third-party application makers to its Certified Products Program, a safe list that protects companies from Twitter retribution.
Twitter launched its Certified Products Program in August with the expressed intention of connecting business users with Twitter-approved companies offering engagement, analytics, and data products. The secondary purpose of the program is to provide these third-party companies and their clients with the assurance that Twitter will not attempt to shut them down.
Last year, the information network came under fire for tightening the leash on its app ecosystem and handicapping beloved developer-made applications that replicated its tweet stream. Confusion ensued and many wondered which apps Twitter would cripple next.