Twitter Inc is sending a clear signal to competitors and developers to stay away from its turf. With their acquisition of Tweetdeck barely buried, rumors about Twitter's plans to monopolize the ecosystem with their own photo sharing service has already abound.
Tech Crunch - Twitter has been completely emphatic about where developers should stake a claim, with Twitter Platform Lead Ryan Sarver warning the ecosystem to stay away from building “client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience.”
Tough luck, Twitpic. More on this story here.