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Smyte users not smitten with Twitter: APIs killed minutes after biz gobble

Tom 38 Silver badge

They then "made the difficult decision to wind things down right away” which included giving zero shits about the people with whom there were preexisting contracts and obligations

I think you've misunderstood why the decision is difficult. If they cut off their clients in breach of contract, they will be liable for a certain amount of compensation. If they don't cut off the clients and collect the data, they'll be liable for a much larger amount of fines.

The decision is difficult because they both cost money.

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