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Bitly picks up $20M in funding

The popular URL-shortening company reportedly has raised a boatload of cash, which will most likely be used to develop new products like a viral search engine.

By May. 16, 2012


Bitly moves into the bookmarking biz, aiming to stay relevant

The link-shortening service launches an aptly named "bitmarks" feature. Get it?

By May. 29, 2012


Bitly gets a new boss

Bitly has raised $14 million in a few years, and shrinks more than 8 billion Web addresses a month, but has never had a full-time CEO. Now technology vet Peter Stern gets the gig.

By May. 16, 2011


Bitly partners with yfrog for picture sharing

This post has been corrected from the original, in which it was stated that the yfrog arrangement was an exclusive deal. Bitly CEO John Borthwick now says, "If users like it other photo sites will be included."

By Aug. 26, 2009


Bitly partners with Yfrog for picture sharing

URL shortener to add direct link to Imageshack's Twitter-friend image hosting service.

By Aug. 25, 2009


Facebook blocks NBC site after reported hack

The social network blocks users from accessing or posting NBC links after the TV network was hacked today.

By Feb. 21, 2013


Twitter launches automatic link shortening

New service will automatically abbreviate URLS of any length to 19 characters when users compose tweets in the Tweet box.

By Jun. 7, 2011


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 Sep. 19, 2011


URL shortener Trim gets cut off

It was costly and not worth the effort to compete with Twitter fave Bitly, according to a post by parent company Nambu Networks.

By Aug. 9, 2009


The 404 763: Where we tagger easy (podcast)

In the midst of international turmoil, The 404 Podcast is your source for First World problems. So don't freak out yet, because Bitly 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 crowdsourced coupon sites.

By Feb. 23, 2011