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This article was published on September 18, 2014

    Twitpic has been acquired and will stay in business

    Twitpic has been acquired and will stay in business
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    Josh Ong

    Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

    Two weeks ago, photo sharing service Twitpicannounced plans to shut down later this month due to a legal spat with Twitter over its trademark. Now the company has announced that a mysterious savior has acquired the company and will allow it to live on.

    I guess threatening to close brings out the suitors. We’re certainly curious who swooped in at the last minute, but we’ll have to wait to find out.

    Twitter’s legal team had objected to Twitpic’s trademark application, but the company was willing to let it keep its name. The decision to shut down just over that issue did seem a bit odd, so we’re not surprised to see Twitpic change course here.

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