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  • Digg Is Experimenting With Original Content

    Digg Is Experimenting With Original Content

    Digg is currently testing a system which would see the viral news aggregator running its own original content on the Digg.com homepage, the company confirms to us today. This would be a new direction for the betaworks-backed service, which has historically collected the most interesting stories from around the web on its site, where they’re then voted on by Digg users. Read More

  • Digg Gives Videos Prime Placement With New Digg Video Site

    Digg Gives Videos Prime Placement With New Digg Video Site

    Digg, a service devoted to helping users find and share the most interesting content around the web, has now more formally expanded into video, the company announced today. With the launch of Digg Video, Digg will break out the most popular video content found online, giving it its own high-level section on Digg.com. On the new site, you can browse trending videos, share videos to Facebook… Read More

  • Digg (And Digg Reader) Arrive On Android

    Digg (And Digg Reader) Arrive On Android

    Digg, the Betaworks-incubated social news service and new home to Google Reader replacement Digg Reader, has just arrived on Android, the company announced today. Included in this release are all the stories you would find on the Digg.com homepage, Digg Reader, as well as integrations with over a half dozen other services including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and more. Read More

  • Digg Reader Adds Top Requested Features, But Still A Long Way From Replacing Google Reader

    Digg Reader Adds Top Requested Features, But Still A Long Way From Replacing Google Reader

    Digg Reader, the Betaworks-backed alternative to the now dead Google Reader, is making progress in becoming a more solidified platform for serious feed reading. Shortly after its launch a couple of weeks ago, it switched on the ability to display unread counts for feeds and folders, and last night, it added two more of users’ top requested features, the ability to view “only… Read More

  • After Three Months Of Work, Digg Reader Officially Opens To The Public

    After Three Months Of Work, Digg Reader Officially Opens To The Public

    Despite much wailing and gnashing of teeth Google Reader is finally set to go dark next week, and more than a few companies (including TechCrunch owner AOL) are shooting to fill the gap it’s going to leave behind. Digg Reader is probably the most prominent of those reader replacements, and just a few minutes ago the team officially announced on the Digg blog that the long-running project… Read More

  • Digg Reader Now Available On Digg’s iOS App

    Digg Reader Now Available On Digg’s iOS App

    Digg Reader, Digg’s alternative for the RSS aggregation addicts who will be bereft when Google Reader finally shuts down on July 1, is now available on the Digg iOS app. An Android app is expected to make its debut in the next three to four weeks. Read More

  • Digg Reader Launches

    Digg Reader Is Now Open

    Exactly one week before Google Reader shuts down entirely, Digg has opened up access to the Digg Reader beta. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we sat down with General Manager Jake Levine and President Andrew McLaughlin to discuss the details of the product, as well as the long-term roadmap. Digg now has two main products, which reach entirely different content consumers. Digg is a… Read More

  • Digg’s Google Reader Replacement To Launch Next Week, Available To All By June 26

    Digg’s Google Reader Replacement To Launch Next Week, Available To All By June 26

    Digg today announced that the first public beta of its Google Reader replacement Digg Reader will launch next week and will be available to everybody by June 26th. Judging from the early screenshots the team just posted, we’re looking at a straight-up feed reader with a clean design and – at least for the time being – without any of the social media integrations the… Read More

  • Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond RSS Alone To Include Content From Social Media, HN, Reddit & More

    Digg Hints Its Google Reader Replacement Will Go Beyond RSS Alone To Include Content From Social Media, HN, Reddit & More

    Digg today responded to early user feedback about its plans for a Google Reader replacement announced earlier this month, saying that it has narrowed down incoming requests to four key points: keep it simple, make it fast, synchronize across devices, and, finally, allow for easy import from Google Reader, of course. However, the company also hinted at its plans to go beyond just a Reader… Read More

  • Digg – Yes, That Digg – Is Building A Google Reader Replacement, Complete With API

    Digg – Yes, That Digg – Is Building A Google Reader Replacement, Complete With API

    Google Reader being shut down by its malevolent overlords leaves a gaping, Google Reader-sized hole in the market where it used to be. Many are stepping up today to announce that their products or services can act as a replacement, but one source is specifically saying it will build a functionally complete replacement – news aggregation service Digg. Read More

  • Digg’s Users Doubled Since August, Now Has Over 10 Million User Emails On File

    Digg’s Users Doubled Since August, Now Has Over 10 Million User Emails On File

    Digg today took to its blog to share a bit of information about its user growth and monetization plans, now that it’s been at Betaworks for nearly six months. The company said that Digg’s user base has doubled since the Betaworks takeover in August, and it also confirmed that Digg’s “Apps We Like” section is one of the site’s first efforts to monetize the… Read More

  • Backstage With John Borthwick

    The New Digg Has A Fighting Chance

    We have a story on our site today about that guy who accomplished a very long space jump. Baumgartner, or something. Apparently this story has made the front page of Digg, and now that front page of Digg is coming in third in referral traffic to that story, on a Sunday, bringing in around 40 unique readers to Facebook’s 100 or so at any given moment according to Chartbeat. Read More

  • Jay Adelson Is Recruiting On Facebook. Is It For His Own Startup?

    Jay Adelson Is Recruiting On Facebook. Is It For His Own Startup?

    For anyone that has followed Silicon Valley for the past ten years, Jay Adelson is a name that you know quite well. He’s best known for his work with Digg, during its heyday. After moving into the CEO position at SimpleGeo, which has since been acquired by Urban Airship, we’re told that Adelson is ready to make another run at a startup. A tipster says that Adelson posted in a… Read More

  • Kippt, Pinboard Help Digg Users Find New Home For Old Data [Here's How]

    Kippt, Pinboard Help Digg Users Find New Home For Old Data [Here's How]

    After Digg’s long fall, Betaworks acquired the site in July and put its News.me team in charge. Six weeks later, the new operators launched a complete overhaul of Digg. However, while interest in Digg had remained (a surprising amount, according to new CEO John Borthwick), the new site removed user access to old data, i.e. everything Digg users had ever posted to the old iterations of… Read More

  • New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind On Viral Content

    New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind On Viral Content

    For three straight days in early August, unintentionally gay porn innuendos of Olympic men’s swimming rained king of traffic on Buzzfeed, the breakout curated newsite of viral content.
    Buzzfeeds closest competitors, Reddit and the newly relaunched Digg, each featured dramatically different stories, from the Syrian rebellion to video game history (and, of course, plenty of cats). For 4… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit. Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five Redditers’ questions. After all the coverage on Digg’s sale and Rose personally a few weeks ago and now on the launch of new Digg, it’s very interesting to hear Rose’s… Read More

  • The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule, Features Tight Facebook And Twitter Integration

    The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule, Features Tight Facebook And Twitter Integration

    After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of schedule. As promised, the new version of Digg puts a strong emphasis on images and is… Read More

  • The New Digg Is Launching On Wednesday: Will Be “Beautiful, Image-Friendly, And Ad-Free”

    The New Digg Is Launching On Wednesday: Will Be “Beautiful, Image-Friendly, And Ad-Free”

    After its new owners decided to go back to the drawing board and figure out what to do with the former Web 2.0 darling, Digg is relaunching on Wednesday. Today, a week after its new owner Betaworks explained why it bought the site and announced the August 1 relaunch, the company has published the first mockups and screenshots of the new Digg v1 and explained what the user experience on the… Read More

  • New Owners Take Digg Back To The Drawing Board, Relaunch Scheduled For August 1

    New Owners Take Digg Back To The Drawing Board, Relaunch Scheduled For August 1

    After Betaworks acquired Digg earlier this month, there was a lot of speculation about what the company planned to do with the service. Today, Betaworks’ New York-based News.me team, which is now in charge of Digg, posted its first update. The plan, according to this update, is to launch a new Digg v1 on top of a new infrastructure and fresh code base by August 1. With this launch, the… Read More

  • The Power Users Are Revolting

    The Power Users Are Revolting

    Digg, which in its heyday was effectively run by its power users, is dying. Wikitravel is probably joining it: two-thirds of its admins want to jump ship to the greener grass of the Wikimedia Foundation. Who in turn have their own people problems–a stubborn gender gap and a diminishing number of active admins. Meanwhile, across the Web, people are asking “Is StackOverflow being… Read More