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FTC Begins Review of Twitter
Posted By Sonya Donaldson On July 5, 2011 @ 4:24 pm In Blogging and Social Media,Internet and Online Business,Online Marketing,Web Analytics | No Comments
The FTC has begun an inquiry into Twitter. Although the specifics are not clear, it might have something to do with the company’s recent moves toward greater control of its platform. The FTC as a matter of routine, examines companies to ensure compliance with anti-competitive rules, but generally “after receiving allegations from rivals,” says The Wall Street Journal’s Amir Efrati.
Twitter’s recent purchase of TweetDeck could be the reason. Twitter beat out UberMedia, which says Twitter then “shut of its access to tweets” because they had allegedly violated TOS terms. The two have since resolved their differences; however, some in the industry consider the two rivals. UberMedia, of course, intends to “fully comply with the FTC’s request for information.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal .
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