Earlier today we wrote about the Justin Bieber URL shortener Bieber.ly, which had the dubious distinction of shortening URLs to the catchy Bieber.ly. About 22 hours after the site went up developer Elliott Kember emails us to say he received a “Cease and Desist” letter, apparently from lawyers representing “His Bieberness.”
The site now reads “Aww, we got lawyered. Ah well, it was fun while it… → Read More
Nothing like helping out your fellow man. As you know, copyright infringement, known as “theft” by people looking to spread FUD, is the worst crime a person can commit. I mean, you can be in charge of financial intuitions that rip off people’s money, you can be in charge of an energy company that randomly drills into the planet then feigns ignorance when something goes wrong, but hey… → Read More
They’re not looking for the next Bieber or Gaga— well, they’re looking for that too, but that’s not what I’m referring to here— they’re aggressively searching for the next great web platform.
Now that their clients are major influencers online (Bieber has 2.8 million Twitter followers, Gaga has 4.3 million), Scooter… → Read More
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, talked about the megastar’s usage of Twitter. It was brilliant. “What other way is a teenage boy going to talk to girls?,” Braun quipped.