Monday, July 18, 2011

Twitter and App Makers Feel Growing Pains - NYTimes.com

From a snapshot of the Twitter ecosystem

The relationship between Twitter and the outside developers that build its apps is a little like the one between sharks and the small fish that latch onto their backs — beneficial for both, until it isn’t.

Lately it has hit rough waters. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Twitter’s relationship with the developers, and although neither Twitter nor the agency would comment, two people briefed on the inquiry said that it questioned whether Twitter had been anticompetitive when it bought or regulated some apps.

Twitter and App Makers Feel Growing Pains - NYTimes.com

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