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Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

TwitPic's been acquired, though it's not saying yet by whom

TwitPic's logo, taken from its Twitter feed pictured Sept. 18, 2014.

TwitPic's logo, taken from its Twitter feed pictured Sept. 18, 2014.

TwitPic, the image-hosting company that two weeks ago said it would shut down after a trademark dispute with Twitter, has apparently been acquired, keeping its service alive.

"We're happy to announce we've been acquired and TwitPic will live on!" the company said Thursday in -- and why not -- a tweet.

TwitPic said it will provide more details when it can disclose them. It didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company said earlier this month that it would be shutting down Sept. 25, after Twitter demanded it abandon its trademark or risk losing access to Twitter's API (application programming interface).

Since 2008, TwitPic has provided a platform that lets people share their photos and videos on Twitter. Its service has become less relevant over the years as Twitter made it easier to upload photos directly.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com


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