Twitter might not be too happy with Google’s new social features, but it’s been busy on another front this week. The company has announced a pilot scheme for distributing profiles and tweets from Verified accounts on Twitter to developers, media services and device makers. The Echo Nest, Gracenote and Rovi are the first three partners. The Echo Nest will be hooking tweets from Verified musicians on Twitter into its Rosetta Stone service to make it easier for app developers to pull in tweets from specific artists – Discovr Music is the first app to take advantage. Gracenote is using the scheme with its music service partners, with first to benefit – showing tweets by artists as songs play. Rovi will be doing a similar thing with its digital entertainment customers. We interviewed The Echo Nest and Discovr developer Filter Squad about the implications – see what they had to say.

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