Export your photos as Twitpic to shut shop

The photo-sharing website Twitpic is shutting down operations due to a trademark dispute with microblogging site Twitter, announced its founder Noah Everett in a blog post.

New York: The photo-sharing website Twitpic is shutting down operations due to a trademark dispute with microblogging site Twitter, announced its founder Noah Everett in a blog post.

The firm would stop operations Sep 25.

“Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to fend off a large company like Twitter to maintain our mark which we believe whole heartedly is rightfully ours. Therefore, we have decided to shut down Twitpic,” Everett wrote.

Twitpic was a popular service in Twitter's early days as a means of sharing photos on the social network.

“We are sad to see Twitpic is shutting down,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Time.

Twitpic will inform users how to export their photos and videos soon.

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