Friday, 1 July 2011

Twitter needs to grow up

"The Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating Twitter and the way it deals with the companies building applications and services for its platform, we've learned.

"In Spring 2010, Twitter started making noises that it planned to provide users 'official' versions of services that, until then, had typically been provided by third-parties – ads, photo-sharing, URL shortening and mobile apps."

Twitter's bullying of app developers has not only raised concerns among people who want to build the ecosystem, but it may very well have broken Federal Law. Somehow Twitter never seemed to notice how much time Microsoft and Google have had to spend ensuring that their platforms supported competition laws in the US.

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