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Twitpic Data Will Stay Alive “For Now” Thanks To An Agreement With Twitter — And in a somewhat happy turn of events, Twitpic has announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter to keep Twitpic photos and links alive, giving Twitter control over the domain and the full photo archive. However, the agreement also states that Twitpic will no longer be taking any new photos or data and will only exist in a read-only mode.

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits — On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity, according to the official blog post.

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPads, Disrupt London, And iPads — You might have heard that Apple released some new iPads last week. A lot of them. Plus, TechCrunch ventured across the pond for Disrupt London, where a number of incredible hardware startups debuted their wares. It was a long, but awesome, week.

The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mystery — Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I'm sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone. But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message.

With 40 Million Downloads, betaworks-Backed Dots Gets A Refreshed Logo — Dots, the betaworks-backed gaming studio led by Paul Murphy and Patrick Moberg, has today announced a rebranding for the company. The new logo takes inspiration from Charles Eames, according to a Medium post, and uses colors from the first iteration of Dots while incorporating the newer, and more popular, TwoDots game into the company logo.

Jonny IV Wants To Be Nasty Gal For Men — Today marks the launch of yet another ecommerce brand focused on men's apparel, as Jonny IV joins ranks with Buck Mason, Frank & Oak, and many others.

Google Inbox Invite Hits eBay — On a scale from one to ten, how desperate are you to try out Google's new Inbox app? Would you pay for it? eBay user bpatel90, who has listed the invite on the online auction platform, will sell you an invite right now for around $50.

Google Updates Play Music With Songza-Style Functionality — For the first time since acquiring Songza this summer, Google is integrating the technology into its Google Play Music service. The updated service gives you access to expertly curated playlists based around date, time, weather, and what Google thinks you might be up to.

Vine’s Stars Are The Best Part, And Now You Can Follow Whole Channels Of Them — Vine has just released a minor update to the app that not only beautifies the platform for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but adds some new functionality in terms of sharing videos and consuming them.

Watch The Disrupt London Live Stream Right Here! — Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt London. But though we're heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we're thrilled about the content we have in store for you today. We'll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more.
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Oct 25, 2014

Twitpic Data Will Stay Alive “For Now” Thanks To An Agreement With Twitter

Oct 25, 2014

being a flake is the best way to lose my interest

Oct 25, 2014

Google’s New Skybox For Good Program Gives Real-Time Satellite Imagery To Non-Profits

Oct 24, 2014

@Jawbone the jambox yells at its user until it is recharged... Why? I'm so annoyed I'm going to throw it away when I find it.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jasonsickles: BREAKING: Nurse Nina Pham is #Ebola free and will be discharged from the hospital, according to NIH.

Oct 23, 2014

With 40 Million Downloads, betaworks-Backed Dots Gets A Refreshed Logo

Oct 23, 2014

my heat isn’t turned on… fairly certain that’s illegal

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