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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘url shortening’

Study Claims 61% of URL Shorteners Are Dead

A study by new URL shortener yi.tl claims that out of the 1002 different URL shorteners created in the past decade, 614 of them no longer exist. The company cites spam as the main reason for sites closing, though I’m sure that Google, Twitter, and Facebook using their own URL shorteners had plenty to do with the end of the …

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Bitly Raises $20 Million

URL shortening platform bitly has just raised $20 million in a round of funding, roughly double it garnered last time around. Bitly had been the default URL shortener on Twitter since 2009, replacing TinyURL, until Twitter introduced its own shortener called t.co in 2010. Investor Joshua Stylman mentioned to the Verge, “The link shortening has always been a bit of …

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