Monday, December 14, 2009

No good deed goes unpunished. The URL shortening service pioneered by TinyURL is now being copied by Google and Facebook:
Google ventured into new territory on Monday with the launch of a new URL-shortening service it's calling

Google's launch comes on the heels of Facebook having quietly launched its own URL-shortening service called

Unless the inventors have patents for the idea, the big guys are going to walk over their business as soon as it proves to be popular.

tags: market, patent, control, competition, internet, information, packaging

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