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Google Launches Goo.gl Site With QR Surprise

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 3 comments

Surprise!

Link shorteners are helpful to keep a link short and sweet, but they're nothing new. Even though there are plenty of link shortening options out there, Google is pressing onwards with the next step in its own service.

Previously available only through Google's software, now the Goo.gl shortening service is available through the web browser. Simply hit http://goo.gl/ and get your links done.

There's even a secret to the Google URL shortener – it can make QR codes for you simply by adding .qr at the end of the link.

For example, turning http://goo.gl/kKf0 into http://goo.gl/kKf0.qr makes this:

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    mi1ez , 4 October 2010 15:46
    Nice, but a pity it doesn't include the actual link on the page so you can post one link that can be used for either QR readers or standard browsers.
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    N19h7M4r3 , 4 October 2010 18:26
    guess what goo.gl/tH3N is lol
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    Plumble , 13 October 2010 04:29
    Looks like the Subway loyalty card barcodes.