Twitpic’s acquisition talks haven’t gone as planned and the photo sharing site is finally going to close down for good on October 25, the site has announced.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again”, in a tweet yesterday.
Shedding more light on what went on since it last announced that it had found a new home, Twitpic revealed that they did work with quite a few potential acquirers, but none of them materialized. “Normally we wouldn’t announce something like that prematurely but we were hoping to let our users know as soon as possible that Twitpic was living on”, wrote company founder Noah Everett in a blog post.
“I’m sincerely sorry (and embarrassed) for the circumstances leading up to this, from our initial shutdown announcement to an acquisition false alarm”, Everett added.
Back in September, Twitpic announced that it would shut down at the end of September due to trademark disputes with Twitter. Everett revealed that the decision of closing down was reached at after Twitter threatened to cut off Twitpic’s access to its application programming interface.
Just two weeks after that message, Twitpic revealed that it had been acquired by an unidentified buyer and would stay in business. The company revealed that it will be revealing more information as and when the time was right.
But that didn’t happen and instead Everett revealed that the company was going to shutter for good and users have until October 25 to download all their photos and data.