We’ve bounced this tidbit back and forth a few times at Betabeat, but it seems like the turmoil in Libya has finally had a concrete impact on a site using that nation’s .ly domain.
“Last week the agency we used to register the letter.ly domain was taken down as a side effect of the war Read More
“I AM STUCK IN A FUCKING ELEVATOR,” Jumo office manager Tyler Coates wrote on Twitter today at 2:24 p.m., at the beginning of what would become a half hour-long saga. He had stepped into the elevator at 113 Spring–the office Jumo shares with GroupMe and Buzzfeed–on his way back to his desk on the Read More
People are dying in Tripoli,” Bit.ly investor John Borthwick snarled over the phone to The Observerthe other day. “Short URLs are a side issue.”
The popular URL-shortening service leases its catchy domain from the Libyan government, as do all Web properties with the .ly suffix, so the turmoil in Libya—and the government’s shutdown Read More
Whether it’s Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, email or any of the many usefuly web-based services that are all the rage now, users should keep in mind that terms of service can change, companies can be bought and mistakes can happen—especially if a service is free.
To recap what happened with Flickr, photographer Mirco Read More
Flickr has almost nearly restored all of user Mirco Wilhelm’s paid account after a snafu caused more than 3,400 of his photos to be deleted.
Additionally, the company has extended his Pro membership until 2036, for free.
“We are still working to add all of the features, but yes, we are slowly Read More
Major, major stumble from Flickr today—aZurich-based photoblogger says Flickr deleted his account by mistake and lost his 3,400 photos.
Mirco Wilhelm has the original files saved elsewhere, but the photos from his extensive Flickr collection had been linked to from all over the web, including the official Flickr blog. Those links will now Read More
The fact that the service was similar wasn’t the issue; there are several companies offering the Read More
Vitaly Borker, the man behind DecorMyEyes.com, was arrested today for allegedly scheming to defraud his customers and then cyberstalking anyone who complained.
The Brooklyn based Borker, a.k.a. “Tony Russo” and “Stanley Bolds” told New York Times reporter David Segal that providing lousy customer service was part of his business strategy to get more links Read More