The popular image hosting service Twitpic announced earlier this month that it’s closing its doors and will shut down on September 25th. The main reason was a trademark dispute with Twitter, after which the company took this decision.
However, it seems things may have changed. The image hosting service announced via Twitter that it’s not closing down, and is acquired by a new company.
They didn’t name the mysterious buyer, but said they’ll reveal more information when the right time arrives. “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 image hosting service started in 2008, used popularly for hosting images until Twitter started saving the images on its own servers in 2009. There are no details available about this mysterious buyer at the moment, but if we were to speculate, there’s a chance Twitter itself may have acquired the service since it’s a home to hundreds of thousands of images since its inception.
We’ll update you as soon as the company reveals more information about the deal, as well as the buyer.