The image-hosting service Twitpic has announced that it will shut down on 25 September 2014 after over 6 years. Twitpic blames Twitter for the shutdown, saying that the social networking company threatened to pull API access if Twitpic did not abandon its trademark application. However, as Mashable’s Christina Warren pointed out on Twitter, the Twitpic service has largely been irrelevant since Twitter added its own image-hosting capability in 2012, so this may simply have been a way to save face.
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