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New domain extensions have accumulated some pretty big numbers over the last couple of years. Collective registrations for the new GTLDs (generic top-level domains) have now surpassed 13 million, according…

How new domains are building better brands

Link shortening and analytics company Bitly is announcing the hire of two new executives — Chief Technology Officer Rob Platzer and Vice President of Marketing Melissa Wallace. The company’s current…

Months After Appointing A New CEO, Bitly Gets A New CTO And VP Of Marketing, Too

Bitly is announcing that Mark Josephson, who was most recently senior vice president of Patch Labs at AOL, has joined the link shortening and tracking company as its new CEO.…

Bitly Hires Former AOL And Outside.In Exec Mark Josephson As Its New CEO

Gnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr’s firehoses, and has announced…

Social Data Leader Gnip Rolls Out Access To Six New Public APIs Including Reddit, Instagram And Bitly

In a statement on its blog today, Bitly 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…

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

Bitly has launched a set of social APIs that includes real-time search, attention spikes and metadata about URLs. The new APIs offer the following:

Bitly Launches Social Data APIs For Real-Time Seach, Attention Spikes, And Deeper Looks At URLs

Today Bitly announced a new Bitly Labs project called Realtime, a service for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. Realtime, now in private beta, allows users to filter searches…

Bitly Announces Realtime, A Search Engine For Trending Links

Link shortener Bitly today launched a major redesign and number of new features that all add up to what the company itself calls “a new bitly.” Among these new features…

Bitly Launches New Bookmarking Features, Profiles, Search & iPhone App

Popular link-shortening service Bit.ly is today announcing the launch of Bitly Enterprise 2.0, a new version of its enterprise-friendly dashboard. The Bitly Enterprise platform, which helps businesses with multiple social media accounts…

Bitly Rolls Out New Enterprise Dashboard, Providing Better Access To The Real-Time Social Web

Link shortening service Bit.ly just announced the launch of its beta search platform and “reputation monitoring” service for its paying Enterprise customers. Apparently Bit.ly has been crawling every URL its…

Bit.ly Wants To Predict The Future With Realtime Social Search

Link shortening service bitly has just made its Bitly Pro features available to all its users, free of charge. In beta since 2009, Bitly Pro served over 10K shortened domains,…

Bitly Gets A New CEO

6:09 am PDT • May 16, 2011

Three years after founding bitly as a home-grown startup inside betaworks, John Borthwick is passing the reigns to a new CEO, Peter Stern. Borthwick will remain CEO of betaworks and…

Bitly has just rolled out a brand new mobile site, to allow tablet and smartphone users to shorten, share and track links on the go. The HTML5 optimized version of…

Flickr’s recently departed product chief Matthew Rothenberg is landing in a new job in New York City. He was just hired by bitly to become its new VP of Product.…

As we reported yesterday, Facebook for a while blocked all j.mp short URLs provided by parent company bit.ly in status and page updates. Asked for more information, Facebook said it…

William Albano checks in to tell us that Facebook is blocking all j.mp links in status and page updates (but not profiles). Sure enough, I tried to post a j.mp…

What are the headlines people are sharing the most? A new headline aggregation site called Bitly News tries to answer that by showing the most clicked-on shortened bit.ly links on…

There is a simple rule on the Internet when it comes to passing links around: the easier it is to share links, the more links will be shared. Bit.ly and…

Remember several months ago when both Google and Facebook decided to get into the URL shortening game? We wondered if Bit.ly, the market leader, was fu.kd? And we were hardly…

Back in April, Google added a very nifty feature to their URL shortener, goo.gl. If you simply add “.qr” to any shortened URL, you will be taken to a page…

As you may have read here earlier this week, the Libyan domain registry NIC.ly raised quite a ruckus by suddenly assuming control over the domain name vb.ly, abruptly taking down…

It looks like short links are here to stay, at least for a while longer. Bit.ly, the largest independent link shortening service out there, closed a $9 million Series B…

Bit.ly Raises $9 Million Series B, Still Growing Like Crazy

Bit.ly, HootSuite (with its Ow.ly service), Ad.ly and perhaps even Smel.ly could well be at risk of having their domain names sudden.ly taken away by the Libyan government. Ben Metcalfe…

Bit.ly Clickabit, Now. Bit.ly Now, Later?

5:13 pm PDT • August 27, 2010

Today on their blog, URL shortening service Bit.ly unveiled a cute new feature: Clickabit. It’s a Twitter account that surfaces some of the “surprising and bizarre” links being shortened and…

Bit.ly Clickabit, Now. Bit.ly Now, Later?

The link shortening revolution that has taken place the past few years has been interesting for a number of reasons. But one of the most interesting aspects is that we’re…

A Nice Side Effect Of The Tweet Button: Real URLs Back In The Stream

Popular link-shortening service Bit.ly is giving its enterprise customers a new analytics dashboard today, allowing large publishers to better track the distribution of their links on a per-story basis. The…

Today, Twitter has expanded the testing of its own URL shortner — which is now using the t.co domain. The expansion (which will eventually be available to all Twitter users)…

Twitter Hints At Content Recommendation Service With New Link Shortener

There are over 150 million clicks on Bit.ly links each day. The amount of data running through the service is massive, and continuing to grow at an incredible pace. But…