Friday, July 01, 2011

Reports say FTC investigating Twitter - The Boston Globe

This could turn into an interesting coopetition dynamics case study

The Federal Trade Commission inquiry is still at a preliminary stage and the focus remains unclear, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. The Business Insider blog, which first reported the inquiry, said FTC antitrust investigators are studying how Twitter deals with outside companies that build applications for its messaging platform - such as photo-sharing and ad services - and whether it is trying to bring more of those services in house by buying or banning outside developers.

Reports say FTC investigating Twitter - The Boston Globe

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