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Today’s announcement that Google Analytics Launches Asynchronous Tracking is music to my ears. Not only does it make web sites faster, switching over to this async pattern improves uptime and increases the amount of analytics data gathered. I’ll touch on each of these three benefits, and wrap-up with an overview of the new code snippet.
(CNN) -- On the surface, a fast-growing service called Bit.ly performs a small task: it shortens URLs. Short URLs are booming thanks to social network tools like Twitter with character limits. That's useful when you want to share links on social networking sites like Twitter that limit the size of your messages, which helps explain why URL shortening services in general are proliferating. There are now well over a hundred. But Bit.ly, a startup that's part of the New York-based incubator Betaworks, goes further than many of its peers.
One-person companies are earning upward of $1 million in revenue annually. How do they do it? With high-speed Internet connectivity, mobile apps, automation, and a little help from their customers. Markus Frind has been getting a lot of attention lately.
Almost 3.5 years ago I started the Mailinator(tm) service. I got the bulk of the idea from my drunk roommate at the time and the first incarnation took me all of about 3 days to code up. In some senses it was a crazy idea. As far I know, it was the first site of its kind. A web-based email service that allowed any incoming email to create an inbox. No sign-up.