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Google opens up '.new' domain shortcuts to other companies: Spotify, Medium, Bitly already on board

Google's been introducing a pile of ".new" domain shortcuts to its services in the last year, but first-party services like Calendar and Google Docs were just the tip of the iceberg. Google has opened registration for those .new domain shortcuts to third parties, and piles of services, including Spotify, Medium, Stripe, and Bitly, are already on board.

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Bitly shortens the wait and releases its official Android app

Bitly or is one of many services that shorten your links and provide an easy to share URL for social networks. It mostly found its popularity due to Twitter's character limit, making it easy to insert links in any tweet without being tied by how long the original webpage URL is.

After years of existing on the web and integrating with different mobile apps through an API, Bitly is now releasing its official Android app. You can use it to shorten links, customize the URL, and share the result with different apps. And like the website, the app lets you track your link's performance, clickrate, sources, and more through time to see how well your audience is reacting to your shares.

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