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Shorten, track URLs on Android with Google URL Shortener

Google has released an Android app to help you shorten URLs and provide insight as to who is clicking your links.

By March 4, 2014


First the Libyans shoot Doc Brown, now they close the vb.ly URL shortener

It was 25 years ago, but we've never forgiven the Libyans for shooting Doc Brown. Now, it seems, they're trying to take away our short URLs too. Muchos sadface.

By October 7, 2010


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


Google's 'goo.gl' URL shortener open to the public

Google Toolbar users had been able to shorten long Web links with goo.gl, but now anyone can access the service through a new Web site.

By September 30, 2010


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


Wordpress gets own URL shortener

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

By August 20, 2009


'Sex-positive URL shortener' Vbly launches

Launch of a new link shortening service shines a light on shortener policies.

By August 19, 2009


URL shortener Trim reopens 'indefinitely'

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.

By August 11, 2009


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 August 9, 2009


URL shortener Trim takes a tumble

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.

By August 5, 2009