Twitter has had a history of closing off its partners as it continues to bring its users into what Lindzon described as a "walled garden." Prior examples of this include the Tweetdeck acquisition, stopping LinkedIn from showing tweets on users' pages, and launching its own photo-sharing section, hurting a company like Twitpic.
Twitter has also started to cut off Instagram, which Facebook announced its intentions to buy earlier this year.
With the venture by Twitter just starting, it's worth keeping an eye on whether Twitter is helping StockTwits or if other companies get shut out.
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