It is barely two weeks since Noah Everett, founder of Twitpic, announced the company was shutting down.
Twitpic, the company that developed its photo-sharing service for use on Twitter’s platform, blamed Twitter for its sudden decision to close.
At the time Everett wrote on the company blog, that “this is an unexpected and hard announcement for us to make and we want to lay out what led us to this decision,” and that "I will miss and cherish the days of Twitpic we had together."
And now apparently, we can ignore Everett's weepy statements because Twitpic just got acquired. The juxtaposition of the two tweets posted below is pretty ridiculous. I guess that's the fickle tech world for you.
Twitpic gained recognition back in 2008, when it developed its third-party service specifically for use on Twitter to allow people to post and share photos. Twitter now has its own photo-sharing feature.
"We're happy to announce we've been acquired and Twitpic will live on! We will post more details as we can disclose them."
The dispute that led to Twitpic's (brief) closure was over trademark issues regarding the name ‘Twitpic’. Twitpic filed for their trademark in 2009, having used the name since early 2008.
Twitter requested that Twitpic drop this application. If Twitpic did not comply, they would risk losing access to important information that enabled it to develop for Twitter in the first place.
At the time Everett said, “unfortunately we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic.”
We will have to wait and see what transpires about this new mystery acquisition.
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