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  • Bitly CEO Peter Stern Steps Down From The URL Shortening And Analytics Company

    Bitly CEO Peter Stern Steps Down From The URL Shortening And Analytics Company

    In a statement on its blog┬átoday,┬áBitly has announced that CEO Peter Stern has stepped down as CEO. The reason is that Stern is to “pursue other interests”; further details aren’t known at this time. The NYC-based company has raised $28.5 close to $23 million to date, with the last round being a monster $15 million one by O’Reilly, RRE and Khosla last July. Stern was… Read More

  • Delicious Announces A New Design With A Focus On Community, Speed And Mobile

    Delicious Announces A New Design With A Focus On Community, Speed And Mobile

    Just when you thought that the site Delicious was dead and gone, it’s back…again. Since being acquired by AVOS, headed up by YouTube co-founders, the site has gone under a few revamps. It was purchased from Yahoo! last year, and at the time, Yahoo! said this about them: “As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users… Read More

  • AVOS Acquires Link-Saving Service Trunk.ly

    AVOS Acquires Link-Saving Service Trunk.ly

    AVOS, the startup behind the newly re-launched Delicious.com, has acquired the link-saving service Trunk.ly, the company announced in a blog post this afternoon. AVOS, which is led by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, says that Trunk.ly’s “technology and insights will accelerate link-saving and searching capabilities in Delicious.” Read More

  • Today in Patent Trolls: Vuestar

    Today in Patent Trolls: Vuestar

    The internet has a few kinds of links, but the most common are text and image links. For example, I can link this image of VueStar’s logo: To a website featuring stuff on a cat (luckily I’m in a good mood or you guys would have been in for a surprise). It’s one of the backbones of our freedom. Sadly, VueStar patented a system for Method of locating web-pages by utilising… Read More

  • CrouchGear @ CeBIT Day 2

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724500&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Another day, another breathy video from your loving correspondents. Yesterday we saw our name get butchered, baby phones, and lots of ASUS stuff. Read More