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Bit.ly back up and running following outage

The link-shortening service was down for a while last night, but is now operating normally.

By September 19, 2011


Wordpress gets own URL shortener

Automattic eschews Bit.ly and the like, goes for custom shortener.

By August 20, 2009


As the URL burns: The short-link soap opera

Tr.im creator Eric Woodward is bitter about Bit.ly, and not completely without cause.

By August 18, 2009


Libyan legal issue takes down URL shortener

Vb.ly, an URL shortener that didn't turn away risque Web addresses, falls victim to a judgment that it violated Libyan law. What's that mean for Bit.ly?

By October 6, 2010


Bitly.tv serves up the Web's most linked videos

Popular URL shortener bit.ly debuts a new service, bitly.tv, which shows off the most-linked videos through their service.

By December 17, 2009


Twitter tests its own URL shortener

The microblogging service plans to wrap and abbreviate all links shared on the site in the same way other URL-shortening services such as Bit.ly do.

By June 8, 2010


Onboard the Startup Bus, let's bounce

One team rolling across the country to SXSW on a bus where start-up ideas are being developed, aims to create a "bit.ly for e-mail." The "Bouncr" team has already struck a deal for its first revenue.

By March 9, 2011


Vote for Buzz Out Loud at SXSW 2010

If you'd like to see Buzz Out Loud at SXSW Interactive in Austin, get to voting!

By August 17, 2009


Ep. 763: Where we tagger easy

In the midst of international turmoil, The 404 Podcast is your source for First World problems. So don't freak out yet, because Bit.Ly is in no danger of closure, the Robocop remake may still happen, cell phones don't cause cancer (hopefully), and you can now get weed from crowd-sourced coupon sites.

By February 23, 2011


Amazon's super deals on some of Pioneer's best speakers

For a limited time you can get some of Pioneer's astonishingly good home theater speakers and sound bars at significantly discounted prices.

By August 29, 2014