Digg Articles

Geeknet to Sale Slashdot, SourceForge? 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 …

Digg Engineers Join Washington Post and SocialCode 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, …

Washington Post Hires Digg Tech Team 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 …

Online Empires Rise and Fall [Infographic] Online Empires Rise and Fall [Infographic]
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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 …

Google Hires Digg Founder Kevin Rose 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 …

Oink Over Says Milk’s Kevin Rose 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 …

Digg Mobile Joins Forces With Digg Social Reader 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. …

Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought 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. …

Kevin Rose Still at Digg, Diggs up 20%
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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 …

Digg CEO Announces Big Layoffs
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Six weeks after becoming Digg’s CEO, Matt Williams has made a tough call.  Williams announced today that he intends to lay off 37 percent of the organization’s employees in an effort to keep Digg out of the red.

Court Rules Government Must Get Warrant to Access Cell Phone Location Data
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According to the EFF, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that federal law allows judges the discretion to require that the government obtain a probable cause search warrant before accessing cell phone location data. 

Facebook Goes Back to the University, A New Spin on Online Charities
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Facebook has launched a "Universities on Facebook" page to "help students and campus organizations discover how to take full advantage of Facebook’s features to publicize events, distribute content, and foster community and school spirit."

The company has also acquired an interesting search patent for ranking based on click frequency.

Digg Has Found Its CEO
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Update 2: Rose has now put up the offiical announcement. He writes:

I’d like to update you on the latest change at Digg. After several months of searching, we are excited to announce that Matt Williams will become the CEO of Digg. As you know, I have been the interim CEO, while we looked for the right person, and I will still remain actively involved in the product, but am handing over the day-to-day running of the business to Matt...

Digg Users Sure Dig Digg Competitor Reddit
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Update: Digg Founder Kevin Rose has made the following statements on Twitter:

We’re working hard to fix the source diversity part of the digg algorithm, more news soon…

We want to ensure diversity of sources, and we’re working on that now…

New Digg Rolls Out to Mainstream [Updated with Walkthrough Video]
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Yesterday, Digg gave publishers (including WebProNews) thousands of invitations to extend to their readers for the new version of Digg. Now today, Digg has begun rolling out the new version of the site to the mainstream.

Digg founder Kevin Rose announced today (via Twitter) that they’re going forward with the launch:

Inside the Google Phonebooth, Apple Refuses to Show “Green” Rank

Today seems to be redesign day. Digg began rolling out its new redesign to all users (follow us here). MySpace introduced a redesign to profiles. In addition to these, UStream unveiled its own redesign with changes to the homepage as well as the dashboard.

Here’s an Invitation to the New Digg

Digg is giving out invitations to the new Digg. Specifically, it’s giving out handfuls of invitations to publishers to offer to their readers.

"We want to see all publishers experience the same success, so we’re providing every publisher, big or small, with a chance to invite their readers to the new Digg, before our GA launch," says Michael Cieri.

Digg Talks About Improving Its Mobile Site
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Digg has posted an update about its mobile strategy. The company says its mobile site accounts for millions of page views per month.

"The use case of ‘I have a few minutes to kill, inform me.’ fits Digg well," says Digg’s Andrew Hedges. "Mobile is a high priority for us and, personally, I’d love for us to increase our traffic to m.digg.com by a factor of 10."

Group Accused of Politically Gaming Digg
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Digg is looking into accusations that a conservative group has been gaming the site to bury content it deems too liberal.

Digg Updates iPhone App – More Stable, Better Twitter/Facebook Integration

Digg has launched an update to its iPhone app, which comes with better Twitter and Facebook integration and improved stability.

Digg lists the following as key changes in the app:

Digg to Stop Shortening URLs for Just Any Sites
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About a month ago, Digg CEO Jay Adelson stepped down, and Founder Kevin Rose stepped in to take his place. It didn’t take long – the next day in fact – for Rose to begin making some changes.