Social data aggregator Gnip is partnering with Twitter to provide access to the microblogging giant's firehose at various levels through its Gnip API, but only for analysis, not display. Additionally, Twitter is transitioning all "gardenhose" developers--those receiving 10% of the Twitter stream--over to Gnip's service. Twitter, which has carefully chosen firehose customers in the past, now can focus on its core product, rather than directly selling access to its users' data.
Yodlee Interactive announced its annual API business growth has doubled. Despite its growth and its service to millions of consumers across the globe, Yodlee introduced Yodlee Fastlink to increase innovation and bring implementations to market quicker.