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Bit.ly hopes new features will help fend off competition from Twitter's own URL shortening service

Times are dire for many third-party services built on top of Twitter. The microblogging service struck fear in the hearts of developers last month with an announcement that it would start replacing many of the services that have sprung up around Twitter.

One such company, however, was not upset. URL shortener Bit.ly is hoping that it can fend off Twitter's own impending shortener by offering better and more reliable features. To that end, the company launched new capabilities today that will help share and track shortened links online.

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URL shorteners: What's bad for tr.im is good for bit.ly

Tr.im, one of the many services that allows web surfers to shorten URLs, announced that it would close its doors yesterday. In the interim, a debate about the utility of shorteners and how dangerous it is to depend on these tiny companies that may or may not exist in a year has arisen.

It's the nature of the online world that tech start ups come and go. But shorteners have become an important part of the social web. And one thing seems clear. Tr.im's demise is great for competitor bit.ly.

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URL shortening service Bit.ly raises cash, but where's the money?

It may be a tough time to raise money if you're a young startup but that doesn't mean that funding isn't out there.

Bit.ly, the rockstar URL shortening service that we've profiled on the Econsultancy blog before, proves that; it just managed to raise $2mn from private investors.

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Tool of the week: 1link.in

1link.in is the tool of the week1link.in is a shortcode service with a difference. The difference is that it allows you to configure one link to open multiple pages.

I’ve not seen anything like it before (which often means there are a dozen similar tools out there).

The service works just like Bit.ly or TinyURL, by allowing you to paste in a link to shorten it. But it specifically allows you to embed a number of pages in that link, something that the other tools don’t (yet) offer.

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Tool of the week: 1link.in

1link.in is the tool of the week1link.in is a shortcode service with a difference. The difference is that it allows you to configure one link to open multiple pages. 

I’ve not seen anything like it before (which often means there are a dozen similar tools out there).

The service works just like Bit.ly or TinyURL, by allowing you to paste in a link to shorten it. But it specifically allows you to embed a number of pages in that link, something that the other tools don’t (yet) offer.

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