All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Digg’

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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