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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


CNET UK Podcast 206: We debate the Nokia N8

This week discuss the shortcomings of the Nokia N8, give mad props to our listeners for amusing Photoshop work, and crown the Kindle our gadget of the week.

By October 8, 2010


Wordpress gets own URL shortener

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

By August 20, 2009


The 404 409: Where Kenley ain't no 'skank' blogger

Kenley Bradstreet joins to show to fill in Justin's shoes, after he has an unfortunate accident with a missing bike seat. On today's show, Jeff rants about Digg's new ads while he gets new Hoboken Twitter followers.

By August 21, 2009


'Sex-positive URL shortener' Vbly launches

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

By August 19, 2009


BOL 1047: Stab it out

Rafe Needleman and I get in a fight over Windows 7's loose activation policy. Brian Tong suggests we hug it out. Rafe and I seem to prefer stabbing it out. We also take Flickr to task for censoring images and wonder why the Internet addiction center is

By August 21, 2009