Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "Twitter set off alarm bells across the web in recent weeks when it ended its partnership with LinkedIn and reiterated its warning that it would be cracking down on the terms of its API. The company didn't offer any explanation for why it removed tweets from LinkedIn, but speaking with sources familiar with the company's plans, The Verge has learned that major changes are coming in the next few months which will move Twitter from an open platform popular among independent developers towards a walled garden more akin to Facebook." If I can't use Boid, I'm not sure I would still use Twitter.
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RE[2]: Business as usual
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Business as usual"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Only if you mean the very beginning.

I started with computers with the age of 8 around 1984 and always had to pay, or take "shortcuts".

There was nothing to have for free.

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RE[3]: Business as usual
by dylansmrjones on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Business as usual"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I began with computers around the same time, and never had problem getting stuff for free, though it did require a lot of typing in dubious code from magazines ;) - unless you wrote your own game from scratch (C64 and Amstrad CPC-664).

Then came a time primarily with proprietary software and now it is a battle between pay-for-software and pay-for-service, and those who want to combine them :p

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RE[4]: Business as usual
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Business as usual"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I imagine someone had to pay for those magazines.

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