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Watch The Buzz On Bitly.TV

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/bitlytv-215x168.png" width="215" height="168" /> With more than two billion links a month passed through its link shortening service, bit.ly

Bit.ly Goes Pro, Tells Goo.gl To Suck.it

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/bit.lypro-215x155.jpg" width="215" height="155" /> The short gloves are off. Earlier today, both Google and Facebook got into the <a href="h

What's Behind That Short Link? Bit.ly Steps Up Its Efforts To Sniff Out Spam.

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/picture-214.png" width="95" height="115" /> With the rise of Twitter, we've also seen the rise of link shorteners (standard URLS take

Bit.ly Now Summarizes Your Link Data For Even Better Metrics

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/Screen-shot-2009-11-13-at-1.29.33-PM-215x151.png" width="215" height="151" />Perhaps the top reason to use <a href="http://bit.ly">Bit.ly</a>

Panera Bread Blocks Bit.ly Links

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/PaneraBread--215x137.jpg" width="215" height="137" /> Here's an interesting factoid. <a href="http://www.panerabread.com/">Panera Bread,</a>

Topsy Surfaces Hottest Real Time Links, Hits Bit.ly And TweetMeme Head On

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/toplists-1-200x200.jpg" width="200" height="200" />Real time search and discovery engine <a href="http://www.topsy.com">Topsy</a> is releasing

Just How Big Is TweetMeme Anyway, And Why Does It Matter?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/tweetmemelogo-215x46.jpg" width="215" height="46" />There is a lot of chatter about <a href="http://www.tweetmeme.com">TweetMeme's</a> rather

Go.USA.Gov! Our Taxpayer Money Hard At Work Shortening URLs.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/go.usa.gov-215x79.jpg" width="215" height="79" /> Does the world really need <a href="http://search.beta.techcrunch.com/query.php?s=URL%20sho

MySpace Floods Twitter With Status Updates; Now No. 2 Source of Short Links.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/MySpace-short-links-214x51.jpg" width="214" height="51" /> Never underestimate the power of two-way sync and large social networks. A week a

Twitter's Shortened URL Expansion Stopped Working For Bit.ly Links

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/bitly-215x57.png" width="215" height="57" />Normally, when you use <a href="http://search.twitter.com">Twitter's search service</a>, you can a

Video: Symantec Shows The Danger Of Shortened Twitter Links

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/robot-147x200.jpg" width="147" height="200" />While there is often a lot of talk about the downside of URL shorteners being that if they go do

TweetMixx Gets A Last Minute Stir As It Readies For Public Consumption

<a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/07/24/mixx-turns-to-twitter-to-start-surfacing-hot-links-launches-tweetmixx-invites"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/Screen-shot-

Br.st Throws Its Hat Into The URL Shortener Ring

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/brst-1-215x93.jpg" width="215" height="93" /> Big surprise. There's another URL shortening service that wants to throw its hat in the ring an

First Twitter, Now The Web Starts To Embrace Bit.ly: Google, TypePad, CBS and yfrog

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/screen-shot-2009-08-25-at-44946-pm-215x197.png" width="215" height="197" />When Twitter decided to start using Bit.ly as its default URL-short

Twitter Wants To Track Your Clicks

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/binoculars-215x145.jpg" width="215" height="145" /> Just before Twitter went down today (yup, it was down again), I noticed something strange

Short And Tweet: TweetMeme Introduces An URL Shortener Of Its Own

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/logo1-215x80.png" width="215" height="80" />As if we needed yet another URL shortening service, <a href="http://tweetmeme.com">TweetMeme</a> i

Ow.ly And Bit.ly Fastest, Most Reliable URL Shorteners. Tr.Im Comes Up . . . Short.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/url-shortener-speed-test-215x111.png" width="215" height="111" /> When it comes to shortening links, the brevity of the URL is not the only f

Tr.im Can't/Won't Sell, Goes Open Source, Blames Everyone

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/screen-shot-2009-08-17-at-10231-pm.png" width="177" height="85" />Oh, this is rich. <a href="http://nambu.com/">The Nambu Network</a>,

Following The Tr.im Incident, 301works Is Ready To Insure Shortened URLs

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/picture-104-215x58.png" width="215" height="58" />Perhaps you've been following the Tr.im fiasco. If not, basically the URL shortening service

The Short and Winding Road

The news that some loser URL shortener is closing down does not prove anything other than that those who promoted it with their links better have gotten something out of the deal already. It’s a
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