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 ”have 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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Digg This: Digg Gets De-Indexed From Google [Updated]

Apparently Google doesn’t think Digg is worth much more than a few kilos of panda poop tea these days. Digg.com is currently MIA in Google’s index. While we’ve yet to hear comment on the matter from either Google or Digg, it looks like Digg has been penalized for something or other. Either that or Google made a huge mistake. Matt …

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Digg: We’re Building a Reader to Replace Google Reader

If you were wondering which RSS reader is going to step up and fill the void left when Google yanks Google Reader out from under us on July 1st, Digg has your answer. It’s Digg. The answer is Digg. On their blog, Digg has just announced plans to build a reader to replace Google Reader both in function, and in …

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Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since the acquisition, and to discuss its approach to monetization. “We’re proud of what the new Digg team has accomplished since …

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Digg Founder Kevin Rose Abandons Reddit AMA (But He’s Coming Back, He Says)

Redditors happy to talk to Digg founder Kevin Rose were left hanging Tuesday evening when he failed to answer a single question in his verified AMA session. At around 10 pm EST Tuesday night, Kevin Rose (thekevin on reddit) posted “I am Kevin Rose, Founder or Digg, AMA!.” Hundreds of comments began pouring in, as redditors asked about Digg (past, …

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New Digg Is Going To Be Seriously Image-Heavy

“The final version is close to complete, and when you visit Digg.com later this week, you’ll find a beautiful, image-friendly, and ad-free experience.” And with that, Digg v1 is born. Today, the company is giving us a hint of what the all-new site will look like. And on first glance – it really is all about the images. Just a …

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Digg Is Being Rebuilt From Scratch And It Needs Your Help

We brought you the news last week that Digg was bought for a paltry $500,000. Granted, that wasn’t the full story as Digg was split apart and sold to numerous buyers. Betaworks bought the domain and copyright for reasons that weren’t revealed until today. Betaworks, as part of a new blog, asks its readers to “Rethink Digg.” Here’s what they …

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Hitler Apparently Thinks Digg Got A Raw Deal

We brought you word yesterday that Betaworks had purchased Digg for a measly $500,000. We soon found that things from panda poop tea to random homes cost more than what Digg was acquired for. Of course, we soon learned that Digg was actually sold for $16 million to three buyers, but the original $500,000 offered plenty of laughs. This is …

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Digg Parted Out, Sold For Significantly More Than $500,000 [REPORT]

Late yesterday, we told you that once-popular link aggregation site Digg had been sold to Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, and Chartbeat. Considering Digg’s massive decline over the past few years, news of it selling wasn’t too shocking. But the price was – a paltry $500,000. To put that in perspective, Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion. Seriously, …

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Digg This: Digg Just Got Sold For Less Than Seven Kilos Of Panda Poop Tea

Digg is being sold to Betaworks, the company behind Bitly, News.me, Chartbeat, Findings, SocialFlow, and BlogLovin’. It’s no secret that Digg is not the shining star of the tech world that it once was, but according to the Wall Street Journal, the price tag was only a ridiculously low $500,000 dollars. For comparison, Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion. …

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Geeknet to Sale Slashdot, SourceForge?

Thanks to announcement from Geeknet, there’s speculation that the company could be selling some incredibly notable web properties in an effort to “maximize shareholder value,” meaning stalwart sites like SourceForge, Slashdot, and Freecode may soon be for sale. While we are still in the speculation stage, the idea of Slashdot and SourceForge changing owners, and the unknown alterations that usually …

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Digg Engineers Join Washington Post and SocialCode

At the beginning of the month we reported that there was some type of deal going on with Digg’s tech and engineering team and the Washington Post. If you remember there was some debate about what exactly the deal was, an acquisition or a highjacking, or whatever. There was no official word from Digg at that time. Today the Digg …

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Washington Post Hires Digg Tech Team

Some thought it was going to be an acquisition, others thought it would just be talent acquisition, but it turns out, the Washington Post is just hiring some members of Digg’s technology team. The Next Web initially reported that the Washington Post was buying Digg and TechCrunch seemed to believe it some sort of acquisition also, but now, All Things …

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Online Empires Rise and Fall [Infographic]

This next infographic comes to us from CenturyLinkQuote.Com and it addresses the issue of the trendy nature of online empires. They layout some very interesting statistics on how long they usually stay in fashion and events that lead to or signify their downfall. It’s informative, revealing, and possibly a great predictor of future success, and/or failure. The graphic reports a …

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Google Hires Digg Founder Kevin Rose

It was only yesterday that Kevin Rose and his company Milk were already on the down and out after shutting down Oink. Well, Rose is back on the upswing again with Google hiring him. AllThingsD got the exclusive that had sources saying Rose was hired by Google just today. The move doesn’t see Google acquiring his company, Milk, but the …

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Oink Over Says Milk’s Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, has decided to shut down Oink, the first app from his new company, Milk. On March 31st, the app will be closed down after just over four months. Oink was downloaded over 100,000 times in it’s first three weeks. In just over a month, it had reached 150,000 downloads. The Milk team put a message …

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Digg Mobile Joins Forces With Digg Social Reader

Digg Mobile is up 24 percent since the company made improvements in September. Now 12 percent of all users access Digg through their mobile app. Digg Social Reader, the Facebook app version, has quadrupled in membership since it’s December inception. According to today’s blog post, Digg is now marrying the two. You can now log onto the Social Reader from …

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Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought

Digg used to be one of the most talked about sites on the web, at least in tech, web news, and social media circles. Over the last couple of years, however, Digg appears to have lost some of its luster. You will often hear people talking about how nobody uses Digg anymore, but the fact is that this is simply …

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Kevin Rose Still at Digg, Diggs up 20%

There has been a lot of talk about the “death” of Digg and how Kevin Rose has distanced himself from the site, while he works on a different startup. According to Digg, Rose is still sticking around, and they’re not doing so bad. “We’ve been hearing a lot about how Kevin Rose is launching something new,” writes CEO Matt Williams …

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