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

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

By Josh Wolford July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 …

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 …

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 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...

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:

Kevin Rose Says Apple Will Take Down the Cable/Satellite Industry
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Digg founder Kevin Rose is at it again. Earlier this year he was dropping rumors about Google working on a new social network project (which has since become known as "Google Me", though this is an unconfirmed name). Now he is saying Apple TV, a new set-top box from Apple running iOS will not only be out in September, but will "change everything."

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.

What Would Google Have to Do to Make You Stop Using Facebook?
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Last week, it was talk about how Facebook’s "going to war" with Google. This was based on Facebook using "likes" as relevance indicators in it’s search results. As some pointed out, Facebook has a long way to go when it comes to competing with Google in search. Bing stands to gain more than anyone, as far as Facebook improving its search is concerned.

Digg Dropping DiggBar, Unbanning Domains

Just yesterday, news of Digg CEO Jay Adelson stepping down came out of nowhere, and Founder Kevin Rose was announced to be stepping in. It didn’t take long for some changes to start being made.

Digg CEO Steps Down, Founder Steps in

Digg CEO Jay Adelson has announced he is stepping down from the position to pursue some entrepreneurial concepts of his own. He’s served for five years, and will be replaced in the interim, by Digg Founder Kevin Rose.

Big Changes on the Horizon for Digg
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Digg Founder Kevin Rose did an interview with The UK’s Telegraph, and revealed that Digg has some big and "drastic" plans for redesigning the Digg experience. A couple of quotes from the piece:

Digg to Get All Twitter This Year?
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Update: Kevin Rose is now saying that his WeFollow Twitter directory will now be "more closely linked" with Digg as they "experiment with user influence as it applies to the Twitter universe." In a company blog post, he writes:

Top 10 Most Dugg Stories on Digg
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I’m sure you’ve heard of Digg before, right? For the few of you that may have been in the dark for, oh I don’t know, the last three plus years, let me explain the service.

TweetDeck for iPhone now Available for Download
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UPDATE: Mashable has just confirmed that TweetDeck for the iPhone will be releasing tonight at 9PM Pacific Time. The app will be available for free at the Apple App Store.

TweetDeck is probably the most famous Twitter desktop app, so it really comes as no surprise that they’re now making the jump to the iPhone.

That’s right… TweetDeck for the iPhone.

Facebook, YouTube, Digg & SynthaSite Leaders to Make World Better
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The World Economic Forum announced selections for its Young Global Leaders. This group consists of business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts leaders from different regions around the world. Among the selections were a number of Silicon Valley leaders including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Chad Hurley of YouTube, and Kevin Rose of Digg (not to mention non-techies like Tiger Woods and Jessica Biel).

Rose to Build a Better Digg?
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Digg founder Kevin Rose has put up a list of his New Years resolutions. Most of them probably won’t affect many people besides him, but one that sticks out is "Build a Better Digg." His list goes:

- Be mindful
- Zazen
- Build a better Digg
- Start a small tea website
- Climb
- Camp
- Video blog
- Fish w/my Dad
- Read
- Less drinking
- Make time to date someone seriously
- Run a 5k
- Budget