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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Digg’

Digg Adds Dedicated Video Section to Meet ‘Growing Demand’

You could say that cats and porn make the internet go round – and you’d be right. But I’d counter that cat videos and porn videos are really what powers the internet. That and people hurting themselves (on video). And really great covers of obscure songs (on video). And local newscasters making fools of themselves (on video). Basically, video is …

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New Digg.com Extension For Google Chrome

This writer thinks it’s probably safe to assume that readers here at WebProNews have at least some interest in keeping up with current events. As such, most readers are probably familiar with Digg.com, an awesome news source for a variety of topics. According to the website’s “about” page, “Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet …

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Digg Founder Kevin Rose Chucked a Raccoon Down Some Stairs Over the Weekend [VIDEO]

On Saturday, at approximately 1 in the morning, Digg founder Kevin Rose chucked a raccoon down a flight of stairs. I know you all just went “what in the actual f**k are you talking about” – but before you start to shout animal abuse, know this: Rose was coming to the rescue of his dog Toaster, whom the raccoon was …

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Digg Reader Rollout Starts Today, iOS App Coming Tomorrow

As announced, today, June 26th, Digg is beginning to roll out their new Digg Reader in beta. The first invites have already gone out to their survey participants that gave them guidance on what kind of reader to build over the last few months. Now, Digg is sending out invites to those who have signed up for a peek at …

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Digg Reader Beta Launching June 26th, Will Be Free

Digg Reader, Digg’s RSS reader replacement for Google Reader, has been in the works for the past three months – really ever since Google announced that they’d be shutting down their own reader on July 1st. With the date fast approaching, Digg has finally unveiled more details about their new product. Digg Reader will launch next week “in phases,” and …

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Bloglovin’ Aims To Get Some Google Reader Users With New Apps

Bloglovin’, one of the many news reader apps that would like to get some of Google Reader’s users on board as the service dies, has launched new apps for iPad and Android. Previously, it was only available on mobile via iPhone and web apps. “With the new bloglovin iPad & Android apps, you can add any blog on the web …

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Digg Reader Will Not Be a Standalone App, Launching By the End of June

Digg’s new RSS reader will be out in about a month – but it won’t be a standalone app. Instead, Digg’s new reader will simply be a part of Digg. Speaking at Internet Week New York, Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin said that users will ‚ÄĚhave one download, which is Digg, and the current Digg will have added onto it reader …

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Digg Is Probably Going to Charge for Its Google Reader Replacement

Digg has just published the results of part 2 of their user survey into what makes a good RSS reader. It’s all part of their quest to build a Google Reader replacement, which they announced on the same day Google announced they would be killing their product in July. In part 1, we learned that users want very little changed …

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Betaworks Follows Digg Purchase With Instapaper Acquisition

Betaworks, the company behind Bit.ly, news.me, Chartbeat, and now Digg, has added Instapaper to is portfolio. Instapaper has served as a nice complement to news readers like Google Reader (or whatever you’re using these days). It’s great for when you find things you want to read later that you didn’t actually get to through your reader, and don’t have easy …

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In Their Quest to Build a Google Reader Replacement, Digg Finds Users Want Very Little Changed

You definitely know that Google is killing Google Reader. You’ve either seen or been part of the outrage. Google will be officially shuttering their popular (but not popular enough) product on July 1st, but as you would expect they’re slowly removing its presence to help ease us all into the transition. And you probably know that Digg is working to …

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Digg’s Google Reader Replacement Will Be Fast, Simple, and Play Well With Social Media

Just hours after Google made the unsurprisingly unpopular decision to kill off Google Reader on July 1st, Digg announced their plans to build their own RSS reader – one that will serve as a replacement both in functionality and in spirit. Although Digg said that they were “confident [they] can cook up a worthy successor,” it appears that they have …

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Google Re-Indexes Digg After Spam Removal Screwup

Wednesday afternoon, Digg disappeared from Google. Vanished. Gone. It was clear that Google had de-indexed Digg, but why? To what end? Was it because Digg had just announced plans to build a Google Reader clone to satisfy angry users when Google kills the product on July 1st? Was Google just being a dick? No, conspiracy theories were put to rest …

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