TwitPic lives again! Fans of the service are rejoicing today as an unnamed buyer swooped in to rescue the service from closing down. TwitPic has been under pressure from Twitter for alleged trademark issues (over the Twit part of their name). Founder Noah Everett claimed the reason he was shutting down the service was due to Twitter’s strong arm approach in the trademark matter. Twitter had threatened to pull API access from TwitPic to enforce its trademark hold.
We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired and TwitPic will live on! We will post more details as we can disclose them
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) September 18, 2014
There have been no details given about who this mystery buyer is and why they purchased the service and no word on where they are with Twitter’s trademark issue. Maybe we’ll get more details over the weekend from Everett and we will certainly keep our eyes open for any other information that may help piece it all together. But for now, users don’t have to worry about exporting their data as it will continue to live on. Are you a TwitPic user? What do you think of the Twitter trademark issue brought against them? Excited they have been saved? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Source: The Next Web
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