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Betaworks to buy social-media company Digg

Seven-year-old media company Digg inc. will be acquired by Betaworks, a technology-investment company based in New York.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Digg staff going to Washington Post

It's not looking good for Digg, the once popular social news aggregator portal, as the company's tech team heads off for The Washington Post.
In the Media by Tylor Sweeney

How reddit is not so quietly dominating the Internet Special

The company's general manager is leading the Time 100 poll. Its users take real-world action for charitable causes. It also attracts more than 2 billion pageviews monthly. Find out why reddit will continue to be one of the most influential forces online.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Could new Facebook features bury Digg, other social media players?

At yesterday's f8 developer conference, Facebook announced a number of new features. Among them, a new "Like" button is slated to appear on billions of pages across the Web. Digg, Stumbleupon and just about everyone else: Watch out.
In the Media by Chris Hogg

Twitter Passes Digg in Traffic

Neither site has managed to turn a profit; both are relying on investors to keep growing their technologies, while they try to produce a profitable business model. Will Twitter’s success continue, and will Digg continue to flat line? Who will pay?
In the Media by Jennifer V. Pointer - 2 comments

Will Google buy Digg?

Are algorithms the way to go, or is human participation the key to a successful news-aggregation site? Are there other flaws in the Google News system, which hinder its success as well? Maybe Digg knows something that Google doesn’t.
In the Media by S.H. Mills - 2 comments

TechCrunch: Google In Final Negotiations To Acquire Digg For '$200 Million'

TechCrunch is reporting Google is negotiating a deal to buy Digg.com for $200 million. The deal is expected to be finalized within two weeks.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Google starts 'Digg-like' search results experiment

Google has set up an experiment that will make the users vote for the best search results and make them appear at the top of the page. Users can comment and review the search results.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Digital Journal Mavericks: Stumbling Through the Web With Garrett Camp

Searching for your fave sites can be time-consuming, but StumbleUpon has found one of the best ways to list recommended sites, photos and videos. The Web discovery tool hasn't stoped improving its technology, founder Garrett Camp told DigitalJournal.com.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Inside the mesh Conference: Webtrepreneurs Usher in Era of New Front Page

How has reading the news changed in this digital era of Digg and other recommendation-oriented sites? Are traditional media obsolete? These were some of the questions posed to a panel of Web entrepreneurs at Toronto's new media conference, mesh.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Yahoo Creates Digg-Like Site, But Will It Get Buried?

A Digg-like social news aggregator from Yahoo is catching some Buzz. The new service allows anyone to vote on stories that may appear on Yahoo’s home page. It looks like the Internet giant is playing catch-up in a young wide-open market.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

For Sale: Digg.com, Asking Price $300 Million

VentureBeat.com reports that Digg.com is planning to sell its site for $300 million and has hired a private investment banking firm to negotiate on its behalf with any potential buyers.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Digg Invades WSJ.com as Rupert Murdoch Kills WSJ.com Subscription Services

Rupert Murdoch announces no more paid subscriptions at WSJ.com followed by Kevin Rose (of Digg.com) announcing that tonight, the Wall Street Journal website will begin adding DIGG buttons to their (now free) online articles.
In the Media by malan - 3 comments

Is Digg Being Sold For $300 Million to the New York Times?

The word on the street is that digg.com is not only up for sale, but very close to closing a deal worth $300 - $400 million. The company has been on the auction block several times over the years but this time it appears a sale is imminent.
In the Media by malan - 3 comments

Massive Web 2.0 Summit Pools Best and Brightest in Internet Industry

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Rupert Murdoch of MySpace. Jay Adelson of Digg and Meg Whitman of eBay. These are just some of the Internet superstars who will be discussing their business strategies at this week’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Netscape Closing User-Generated News Homepage

After much criticism on the fact that Netscape's new "social news website" was a direct rip-off of Digg.com Netscape has decided to pull the plug on it's user-generated news website.
In the Media by malan

Digg Will Do Product and Services Reviews in 6-12 Months

Digg will expand into product and services review in the next 6 months, will also add photo section.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

How Digg Can Redefine Photography on the Web

Its users have been clamouring for a photo section for months, but Digg.com has been deafeningly quiet on the subject. No features. No section. So why is the company staying mum? It might have a few tricks up its sleeve. If not, it should.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 9 comments

Digg Removes Posts On Cracking DRM, Digg Users Revolt

In response to content being removed by site owners from Digg.com, Digg users revolted and reposted the posts thousands of time and actually took down the bohemoth news website.
In the Media by malan

The End Of Digg? [UPDATE 1]

The whole Internet community is up in arms over the recent censorship of the HD DVD hex code that has been leaked to many websites. Digg users value freedom of speech and this has gotten them virtually rioting the site.
In the Media by Sarawanan Ravindran - 10 comments

Digg adds a Mobile Version of Digg

Digg adds a mobile version of its site, Diggriver.com.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

DIGG Jobs, An Open Call To Fill Positions At DIGG.com

DIGG.com opens it's doors to the community, literally.
In the Media by malan

MySpace News: The Digg Killer?

MySpace is launching a news aggregator called MySpace News in the second quarter of 2007. It’ll rely on both algorithms and user rating - basically a combination of Google News and Digg.
In the Media by Ziad Chatila - 3 comments

1 Miiiiiillion (Million) Users in Digg

Kevin Rose announced today in his blog, Digg has reached 1 Million users.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Bravo To USATODAY, embraces Social Network

USAToday embraces Social Networking concept with user comments, voting system added to each article.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

DIGG.com - Out Of Service?

Popular news site DIGG.com is currently out of service
In the Media by malan - 7 comments

'I bought votes on Digg'

A reporter scams Digg and gets her story on the front-page.
In the Media by Fortunesfool - 1 comment

Digg Upgrades Spam Armor, Unblocks Sites

Digg unblocks previous banned sites and instead says has better monitoring of abuses inside the site.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Digg May Lose Their Trademark to Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm files a lawsuit against Digg.com for trademark violation.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

Yahoo Rips Off Digg.com Interface, Joins User Generated Content Revolution

Yahoo launches new "Suggestion Boards" that allows users to post and vote on articles
In the Media by malan - 2 comments
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