Bit.ly says CEO Peter Stern is stepping down

Bit.ly, the company that works to help customers understand who is clicking on their links and measure news in real time, announced Monday that the company’s CEO will be stepping down.

News.me says goodbye, places blame on Twitter

The folks at News.me closed their doors to future iOS downloads on Wednesday, saying they would no longer attempt to compete with Twitter in the curation space as the social network closes down on third-party requirements. In other words, another Twitter app bites the dust.

Big Apple – the new Big Data Central?

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.

Encoding.com’s Vid.ly ready to go pro

Encoding.com’s Vid.ly universal URL service is now ready for professional users, with features and pricing designed to provide a turnkey solution for video delivery on any device. Vid.ly Pro is rolling out to users today, in an effort to capture more of the cloud-encoding market.

Google’s Answer to Facebook Likes: +1

Google is launching a new  +1 feature that allows folks who are users of Google services such as Gmail, Google Talk, Google Reader and Google Profiles to rank the search results. Think of it as Google’s retweet gesture or the equivalent of liking something on Facebook.

Data Science: The 3 Elements of Big Data

Joyent Founder and Chief Scientist Jason Hoffman redefined the concept of big data in a panel on data science with bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason, Cloudscale Founder and CEO Bill McColl, Fluidinfo Founder and CEO Terry Jones, and nPario President and CEO Bassel Ojjeh.

How To Shorten URLs Anywhere With Automator

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.

Wanted: Data Scientists to Turn Information Into Gold

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.