Twitter Photo-Sharing Service

Twitter is Expected to Announce Own Photo-Sharing Service

Twitter is anticipated to pronounce its own photo service that could compete with Twitpic and Flickr.

According to several sources, Twitter is to open its own photo-sharing service to vie with existing services like Twitpic, Yfrog, Instagram and Flickr.

The pronouncement is anticipated this week at the D9 conference in California, where Dick Costolo, the chief executive of the company, will be speaking on Wednesday.

Techrunch, which first reported the plans, said the service perhaps would be provided by means of the website twimg.com, which Twitter has possessed since July 2010.

One option is that the photo service will be monetized by counting advertisements as Twitter attempts to go to a more commercial mode.

Twitter Photo-Sharing ServiceThe move will be observed as more infringement by Twitter on locations previously seeded and used by third-party developers.  The company informed developers to discontinue creating their own desktop and mobile customers for showing Twitter timelines, disappointing some who had made a competitive improvement environment while influencing the Twitter API that hooked straightly into its database.

It was proclaimed last week that it had purchased the UK-based Twitter customer Tweetdeck for a reported $40m or £24m, verifying its goals to manage more of the customer space.  Tweetdeck is utilized by an estimated 13% of its users.

The action into photo sharing, a space created well known by Twitpic after the photograph of a downed passenger plane on the Hudson river tweeted by Janis Krums in January 2009 will be not accepted among developers, who might start to inquire what locations Twitter does not wish to control.

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