LinkedIn Shuts Off API Access To Fellow Professional Social Network Viadeo For TOS Violations

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http://techcrunch.com – LinkedIn has shut off API access to fellow professional social network Viadeo and a number of other startups who have been tapping into LinkedIn’s firehose of data via its open API program. The other companies whose access to LinkedIn’s data that will be revoked are IKO Systems, Linked, Drag&Tag, and Yatedo. Why? The company says these startups are violating LinkedIn’s terms of service for developers. Specifically, Viadeo has been reselling products that include member profile data from LinkedIn. Additionally, to use any data gathered from LinkedIn’s APIs in a paid (IT news)