Twitter Only Gave Meerkat 2 Hours Notice Before Cutting Access To The Social Graph

March 15, 2015 12:12 PM

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Ben Rubin, the cofounder of the streaming social video app Meerkat, had just arrived at SXSW in Austin, TX., started handing out bright yellow T-shirts, and was enjoying his app’s massive buzz when he got the call. It was from Twitter: They wanted to let him know that Meerkat’s access to the Twitter graph was being limited within the next two hours.

"We are not naïve, we knew it was coming," Rubin tells Fast Company. "We thought that we would at least get a week notice—a fair game."

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