Announcement to be made today.
The days are numbered for Twitpic and Yfrog as Twitter will announce its own photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos this week. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is set to speak at D9 on Wednesday.
Twitter just acquired TweetDeck for $40 million, and this seems to be the next big step to push them against the big leagues, read Facebook. “This acquisition is an important step forward for us. TweetDeck provides brands, publishers, marketers and others with a powerful platform to track all the real-time conversations they care about. In order to support this important constituency, we will continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.” The service is said to launch as soon as today, after it is announced at the conference.
Currently, users that wish to post pictures on twitter need to link it to third party websites like Flickr. The twitter service would work around in the same way. This would help twitter earn some cash by introducing branded pages with ads, much like Twitpic and Yfrog.