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Twitter Acquires Twitpic’s Archive, Saga Finally Ends

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Twitter has acquired Twitpic‘s website and photo archive.

“I’m happy to announce that we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the photos and links alive for the time being,” Twitpic creator Noah Everett announced Saturday in a blog post. “Twitter shares our goal of protecting our users and this data.”

This resolution, which is more than a little ironic, ends one of the most melodramatic startup closures in recent memory.

Twitpic, a service that allowed users to attach photos to their tweets, said in September that it would be shutting down. The reason, according to Everett, was that Twitter — a public company — opposed Twitpic receiving a trademark for its name. If Twitpic didn’t withdraw its trademark application, Twitter said it would revoke Twitpic’s API key, making the service useless. Read more…

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