Digg

  • New Version of Digg Goes Live For Everyone This Morning

    New Version of Digg Goes Live For Everyone This Morning

    It’s finally here. Digg, the social link sharing site that has watched its once-meteoric rise to popularity level off over the last couple years, is relaunching today as it attempts to surge to greater heights —¬†with an added focus on making the site better for publishers as well as users. Digg v4 will be rolling out over the next few hours, and brings some major changes that… Read More

  • A Thousand Invites Of The New Digg Empire Descend Upon You

    A Thousand Invites Of The New Digg Empire Descend Upon You

    In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new version of Digg which is on the verge of launching. Beta invites for it are so sought-after that even Bill Cosby had to personally ask founder Kevin Rose for one on Twitter the other day. Thankfully, he got his invite. But for those of you who aren’t stars of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, we have some good news for you… Read More

  • Bill Cosby, New Coke's Biggest Booster, Wants In On The New Digg

    Bill Cosby, New Coke's Biggest Booster, Wants In On The New Digg

    Comedian Bill Cosby of New Coke and Jello Pudding Pop endorsing fame is totally excited for the new Digg 4, so much so that he can’t wait a few of weeks for its upcoming launch and needs an alpha invite like NOW. Cosby, who has been in the news recently for some interesting opinions on race, also could use the Digg founder’s help with his new iPhone app, Bill Cosby for the iPhone. Read More

  • Digg To AOL Exodus Claims Biz Dev VP Bob Buch

    Digg To AOL Exodus Claims Biz Dev VP Bob Buch

    Former Digg biz dev head Bob Buch will as of Monday take on a new role as AOL’s VP of Business Development. Buch will joining Digg’s former Chief Strategy Officer Mike Maser, former Marketing Manager Aubrey Sabala, and former Head of Communications Kiersten Hollars, who all made the switch over to AOL. Buch will be part of a team helmed by former Google Managing Counsel and current… Read More

  • Digg Vs. Reddit: The Infographic

    Digg Vs. Reddit: The Infographic

    There’s always been a form of healthy rivalry between Reddit and Digg, and its respective user bases. I’m one of those indifferent people who think there’s plenty of room for multiple sites of the kind, and that these sites actually make each other stronger and better in their state of co-existence. Rising tide lifting all boats and all that. Nevertheless, I was keen on… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Announces fforward, A Weekly Tech/Geek Culture Show

    Kevin Rose Announces fforward, A Weekly Tech/Geek Culture Show

    Digg founder Kevin Rose, after confirming that he’s leaving Diggnation at the end of this year, is now announcing his new show. It’s fforward – pronounced “forward” – and you can sign up to be notified of the launch now. The new show will be launching in a couple of months, Kevin tells me, “as a weekly live streaming tech/geek culture show.”… Read More

  • Kevin Rose To Leave Diggnation

    Kevin Rose To Leave Diggnation

    Digg founder and CEO Kevin Rose will be leaving his popular Diggnation show, we’ve heard from a source. This has not been confirmed by Kevin, but we believe it’s accurate. Revision3, which hosts the show, has not yet returned our request for comment. The show has been “aired” since July 1, 2005 and regularly attracts 200,000 or more viewers. It is the most popular show… Read More

  • Open URL Sharing Protocol OExchange Gets Support From Google, Microsoft, Et Al.

    Open URL Sharing Protocol OExchange Gets Support From Google, Microsoft, Et Al.

    OExchange, a simple specification for URL-based content sharing on the Web, was introduced today by a number of online service providers and social networks. The open link-sharing protocol has gained support from Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Digg, Instapaper, StumbleUpon, Clearspring Technologies and a handful more. So what’s it all about? OExchange essentially establishes a common way… Read More

  • Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter

    Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter

    One of the founders of Reddit, a Digg-clone, openly criticized Digg founder Kevin Rose yesterday for his plans to implement “me-too” features into the new version of the service. We consider this to be absurd and rather impolite. Yesterday we discovered a video showing some of the features of the upcoming relaunch of Digg. In a nutshell, Digg has been trying to find a way to… Read More

  • Exclusive Video And Screenshots Of Digg Version 4

    Exclusive Video And Screenshots Of Digg Version 4

    The video below, which we believe will be shown to publishers to promote the new Digg, gives a never before seen look at the new version of Digg, version 4, that the company has been working on for over a year – founder Kevin Rose first spoke about it in April 2009. The new version of the service is designed to get publishers, currently enamored with the viral spread of content on… Read More

  • SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

    SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

    Almost exactly one year ago, we first wrote about former Digg lead architect, Joe Stump, and former Social Thing founder, Matt Galligan, teaming up to form Crash Corp., an “alternate reality mobile gaming” startup. A lot can change in a year. Today, Stump and Galligan are well into building out SimpleGeo, the location platform company that Crash Corp. turned into. That… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Gives A Glimpse Of The New Digg

    Kevin Rose Gives A Glimpse Of The New Digg

    Yesterday, while he was visiting his father and working beside a Colorado stream, Kevin Rose sent out a seemingly bland, lazy Sunday Tweet: Working on @digg stuff while relaxing with my dad in evergreen, co. Home tomorrow #lifeisgood http://twitpic.com/1ofwqh But the payload of that Tweet, a link to picture showing a glimpse of Rose’s computer screen, is much more interesting. The laptop… Read More

  • Digg's Biggest Problem Is Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things

    Digg's Biggest Problem Is Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things

    There’s a saying I love: “a camel is a horse designed by committee.” A variation is “a volvo is a porsche designed by committee.” Some of the best product advice I’ve ever heard goes something like “damn what the users want, charge towards your dream.” All of these statements are, of course, saying the same thing. When there are too many cooks in… Read More

  • More Product Housekeeping At Digg: Kalmikoff And Howard Out The Door

    More Product Housekeeping At Digg: Kalmikoff And Howard Out The Door

    A month ago Digg cofounder Kevin Rose took back control of his company. 13 or so employees were let go, and Rose promised some “crazy shit” product-wise to be announced sometime soon. More heads are rolling at Digg as the company struggles to reinvent itself. Well known designer Jeffrey Kalmikoff was let go, we confirmed, just months after he moved cross-country to work at Digg. … Read More

  • Digg Cuts 10% Of Staff

    Digg Cuts 10% Of Staff

    Digg has cut around twelve people from its staff, we’re hearing. The company’s about page lists 72 employees, but it’s possible that they have more than that overall. When contacted about the news Digg told us they’d be publishing a blog post shortly — we’ll update with more information once that is up. Update: The post, which contains an Email that was sent… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Says Digg Is Going To Launch Some "Crazy Sh*t." We're Not So Sure

    Kevin Rose Says Digg Is Going To Launch Some "Crazy Sh*t." We're Not So Sure

    So far Digg founder Kevin Rose has been pretty quiet about his new role as CEO of Digg. But he and cohost Alex Albrecht opened up a little on the most recent Diggnation podcast. iPads in hand, Kevin and Alex thanked outgoing CEO Jay Adelson for all his hard work, and then Rose said he’s “excited to make sure Digg will kick some ass” going forward. “There’s going to… Read More

  • Digg's Kevin Rose: DiggBar Is Bad For The Internet, So We're Killing It

    Digg's Kevin Rose: DiggBar Is Bad For The Internet, So We're Killing It

    On his first day since officially taking over the role of acting CEO from Jay Adelson, Digg founder Kevin Rose is making some significant changes. In a new blog post, Rose writes that DiggBar (seen above) is being killed off. And instead of giving the usual “it hasn’t lived up to our expectations” cop-out we often see from the PR machine, he’s being quite candid about… Read More

  • Digg's Kevin Rose: "One Of Us Has To Leave"

    Digg's Kevin Rose: "One Of Us Has To Leave"

    Last summer we’d heard that the Digg board of directors was considering terminating Digg cofounder and CEO Jay Adelson. But everything was fine, said senior Digg employees, and the fact that the company moved Adelson out to California from New York at about that time was shown as evidence that the rumors were false. But one ominous conversation I had with Kevin Rose a couple of months… Read More

  • Digg Launches Native Android App

    Digg Launches Native Android App

    Digg has just launched its own native application on Android Market. The app supports Digg’s core functionality, including the ability to Digg and bury stories and user comments. The new application comes only a week after Digg launched its highly success native application for iPhone. Unfortunately we can’t link to the app since Google doesn’t offer an easy way to do that… Read More

  • AOL Snags Digg Exec Mike Maser

    AOL Snags Digg Exec Mike Maser

    Digg’s Chief Strategy Officer Mike Maser is joining AOL as Head of Marketing for Consumer Applications. This is the group led by former Yahoo exec Brad Garlinghouse, who sent out an email to his team about the hire. That email was forwarded to us: Read More