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Cligs URL Shortener Acquired by Mister Wong
Two months ago we noted that URL shortener Cligs was closing. From our previous post, “The developer behind the Cli.gs URL shortener service has announced that it will no longer accept requests as of today. Forwarding will continue at least to the end of November and an export option will be forthcoming. Cligs notes that they have tens of thousands of registered user accounts, and completes tens of millions of forwards a month.”
I tried to get Cligs developer Pierre Far to share the amount of the acquisition but he would only reply with, “undisclosed.” Pierre did note, “I only considered serious buyers who would obviously take good care of Cligs’ existing users. For that, Mister Wong is a great choice and a large part of why they won out. Kai Tietjen, founder of Mister Wong, summarized their motivation by saying that, “Cligs is a complete service with a unique set of tools and a solid user base. Competition is healthy for the market and it would be a real shame to see such a useful service disappear. We are happy to add Cligs to our existing portfolio of Web 2.0 services and we look forward to welcoming all its users to the Wong family.”
Far will stay on during the transition but it appears will not continue on with the Mister Wong team.