It was costly and not worth the effort to compete with Twitter fave Bitly, according to a post by parent company Nambu Networks.
Tr.im creator Eric Woodward is bitter about Bit.ly, and not completely without cause.
It's not yet clear what caused the temporary outage on Wednesday, but a link to a popular airline fare promotion may have caused server overload.
Contextual understanding of content is key for businesses. Tools like Tweetdeck help make sense of Twitter.
On our 1200th episode, we give you special, unprecedented access inside the inner workings of the show. Or, put more accurately, we screw it up a lot. In the news, what little there is post-iPad hangover, a federal appeals court ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to regulate ISPs, Microsoft's Pink project is a collection of cute words coming out April 12, and it's raining tablets.
Launch of a new link shortening service shines a light on shortener policies.
Trends in real-time information and the desire to archive offer a window into business opportunities for Twitter.
Company announced just days ago it was going to shut down, but a new company blog post says it will continue to run until it's sold--whenever that happens.
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.
Emergency database will let dead URL shortening services--or at least their short URLs--come back to life.