CNET News Daily Podcast: Trim gets shortened
On Monday's podcast: a URL shortener goes offline. Also, in online news, check deposits, General Motors, and the British military. Plus, Microsoft charges for what had been free, and more.
Consolidation in the URL shortening space was bound to happen eventually. And it has begun. One such service found at Tr.im has shut down, taking thousands of short links with it.
In other broken promises: Microsoft's formerly free-forever small business sites now carry a yearly domain registration fee.
But there's good news for iPhone users: one bank now lets you deposit checks just by taking an iPhone picture of them.