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Twitpic to shut down due to trademark issues with Twitter

Business, Internet, social media
According to a post on its company blog, Twitpic which has been operating since 2008 is shutting down  due to trademark issues with Twitter. On its blogpost, the company explained the reasons behind the shut down. Twitpic is shutting down Twitpic will be shutting down September 25th. You will be able to export all your photos and videos. We’ll let everyone know when this feature is live in the next few days. This is an unexpected and hard announcement for us to make and we want to lay out what led us to this decision. A few weeks ago Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to their API. This came as a shock to us since Twitpic has been around since early 2008, and our trademark application has been in the USPTO since 2009.