TwitPic to Shut Down Sept. 25
TwitPic has announced that it will cease operations on September 25. The company made the decision after being contacted by Twitter's legal team. TwitPic said Twitter demanded that it abandon its trademarked application or risk losing access to Twitter's API. TwitPic has been around since 2008, and was one of the first tools for sharing photos within Twitter. TwitPic called the decision to shut down "unexpected and hard." The company will soon release a tool that will allow users to download all their content from TwitPic before the September 25 closure.
Twitter to Acquire Twitpic, Keep Photos Alive for Now
Twitpic today announced that Twitter has agreed to take over the Twitpic domain and photo archive. Had Twitter not scooped up Twitpic's assets, the photo-sharing tool would have shut down entirely.
Twitter Debuts Block List Sharing
Twitter today added a tool that will dramatically improve users' ability to protect their experience on the social network. People can now share block lists.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Twitter Now Tracking Which Apps You've Installed
Twitter today revealed that it will soon begin to analyze the apps Twitter users install on their phones. The company claims the data will be used "to help build a more personal Twitter experience ...
Twitter Debuts 'Happening Now' to Call Out Real-Time Events
Twitter has rolled out a new way to see what's happening live around the world with the addition of a "Happening Now" tool in users' timelines. Twitter says the Happening Now content will center on events and topics it thinks users will be interested in, though it is kicking off the feature with a focus just on sports in the U.S.
Why don't they just change their name?