When it comes to NYC’s tech scene, digital media and commerce companies get all the attention, but city’s big opportunity could very well be as the hub for the “data centric” economy. From startups to web giants, many are making a beeline for the Big Apple.
It’s become common practice to use services such as bit.ly to shorten URLs, but this is usually done using a bookmarklet script, which only works in browsers. This Automator service allows you to select an URL in any application and shorten it using the bit.ly API.
Data scientists are becoming employees as companies try to tap the river of data they’re generating to improve their products or build new business opportunities. Here’s a look at how companies are turning more to these data gurus to help lead them to success.
Bit.ly, the URL link-shortener, took a turn last month into content curation with Bundles, its tool for packaging and preserving multiple links. Today the company is opening up the tool for collaboration among users, allowing people to share and create collections of relevant information.
When I noticed that bit.ly had a Pro version that enables custom short domains and that it was free, I just had to try it out. You have to submit your email address to be “considered” for the beta; I just received my access information.
A pair of New York Times researchers have been poring over the newspaper’s data, looking for a way to understand the way influence plays out online. The work shows how organizations are looking to mine their data to find ways to improve their operations.
An upgrade to iWork and iLife is almost guaranteed for Wednesday, so I thought I’d share my hopes for the software bundles. These aren’t necessarily predictions. Instead, they’re the things that kinda drive me nuts about the two suites and which I hope to see fixed.
Twitter is finally moving to fill one of the biggest holes the social network has had since it launched — the lack of a built-in link shortener. The new feature is designed to aid in security, but will also provide a valuable stream of data.
Every so often, I stumble across a tip that so great I wonder how I haven’t come across it before — this post from Steve Rubel contains one such killer tip: Bit.ly lets you shorten a URL right from the address bar of any browser.
John Borthwick of Betaworks, which created the URL shortener Bit.ly, says that the company is healthy and growing, despite the fact that it is no longer the default shortener used by Twitter. The social network broke off its formerly close relationship with Bit.ly in December.
As Twitter has rapidly risen to dominate the real-time web, related applications and services have also come to prominence; many in the field of URL shortening. Foremost amongst these is bit.ly, which today released a Pro edition of the service.
Give, give, give — that’s all I (and other social web users) do. But I hardly know what happens to my status updates, comments and photos. I think it’s about time for a personal dashboard to track and view what happens to what we share online.
Have an email that you want to share on the web or on a social network? Forward it to “firstname.lastname@example.org” and you’ll…
URL-shortener bit.ly has quickly become the platform of choice for people who want to share content on Twitter — with its links generating…
Bit.ly? SU.PR? Those are so yesterday. Today’s URL-shortening service is GCut.to. The service (launched anonymously) allows you to create a shortcut link…
StumbleUpon has launched a new URL-shortening service to compete with Bit.ly et al, called SU.PR. Om hypothesized earlier this year that services…