Bitly pulls Josephson from Patch for CEO job

Bitly found a new CEO in Mark Josephson, who was an executive at Patch. Josephson wants to keep the company moving beyond just shortening links and toward providing data to publishers and others.

Bitly responds to criticism, restores simple URL shortening

After getting pelted with complaints from users about its redesign, Bitly has responded and has restored some of the simple URL shortening that made it popular to begin with. The link shortening function is easier to find and much faster to use.

Delicious hopes new taste will prove a hit

Sold by Yahoo to the founders of YouTube, social bookmarking service Delicious is one of the great survivors of Web 2.0. But can a revamp convince new users to bookmark the web — and keep the old ones happy at the same time?

News.me finally gets its wings — but can it fly?

News.me, the social news-curation app that was developed at the New York Times and then incubated by Betaworks, has been spun off as a separate company to sink or swim on its own. But can it compete with giants like Flipboard and other newer competitors?

Twitter offers analytics to try and prove its value

Twitter’s launch of an analytics dashboard that shows who is interacting with a site’s content and when is clearly designed to try and prove to advertisers and publishers its effectiveness as a distribution and engagement platform, as Twitter tries to monetize its growing network.