Sunday, July 3, 2011
LinkedIn Cuts Off API Access To BranchOut, Monster?s BeKnown And Others For TOS Violations
Exclusive: Professional social network LinkedIn has shut down API access to a number of developers for terms of service violations, according to the company. The six developers whose access to LinkedIn's API include Facebook-focused professional network BranchOut, Monster's social recruiting app Beknown, brand management app Visible.me, resume service Daxtra, professional reputation manager Mixtent and CRM-Gadget. The shut down of access for BranchOut and Monster's similar (and recently launched) app BeKnown are particularly surprising. According to LinkedIn, BranchOut, which has been compared to a LinkedIn for Facebook, violated the network's API TOS with its plans for a premium enterprise recruiting search tool. Charging fees for access to LinkedIn's content, is a no-no, says the network.