A report from Business Insider revealed today stating that Twitter, is under active investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC are investigating the way Twitter deals with the companies that build apps and services for them.
Now Twitter has been expanding pretty aggressively as late. First by announcing its plans to make all third party Twitter clients uniform with the functionality of its own and how it plans to add official services to its own client. Services that were normally, only provided by these third party clients, such as photo-sharing and ads. Then, by buying up the competition. And when businessman, entrepreneur and Mr. UberMedia himself, Bill Gross, started buying up Twitter apps and created TweetUp(which, at first was just going to be a Twitter ad network), and then set his sights(and funding from Accel) on popular twitter client TweetDeck, Twitter got really aggressive.
Both Twitter and the FTC have reportedly declined to comment. UberMedia has stated that it “is in the process of responding to FTC requests”. Hip Hop Democrat will keep you all posted on these events.