Today we've rolled out new commercial terms for developers who use the Yahoo! Updates API or Updates Firehose API. Now you can build monetizable applications with access to social data created by our global audience of 600+ million users. Until today, Yahoo!'s social data and user activity streams accessed via the Yahoo! Updates API or Updates Firehose API have only been available to developers on a non-commercial basis. With this announcement, developers can use social data for commercial purposes as long as usage complies with all terms and conditions.
To ensure that developers have the data they need to build successful applications, we are increasing rate limits for social data. Use of the Updates API or Updates Firehose API in volumes that exceed this posted rate limit still requires a separate agreement with Yahoo!.
- Per application limit (identified by your Consumer Key): 100,000 calls per day
- Per IP: 10,000 calls per hour
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