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  • Kevin Rose Responds To Digg Criticism On Diggnation, Mostly Tells Users To Chill

    Kevin Rose Responds To Digg Criticism On Diggnation, Mostly Tells Users To Chill

    Digg founder Kevin Rose cheerfully responds to the mountains of criticism around the newly launched Digg 4. His overall theme is that users need to deal with it. Rose says that he’s “gotta take risk” with the service in his quest to push it beyond the 30 million or so monthly visitors to the masses. He wants 20,000 – 30,000 diggs on the top stories v. the few hundred… 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

  • Old Spice Man Answers Tweets On YouTube—Ropes In Kevin Rose, Alyssa Milano, And Justine Bateman

    Old Spice Man Answers Tweets On YouTube—Ropes In Kevin Rose, Alyssa Milano, And Justine Bateman

    What if commercials really did talk to you? What if a familiar spokesperson addressed you by name and responded to your thoughts and feelings. In what is definitely one of the more creative social media ad campaigns in a while, Old Spice is doing just that. Its shirtless, muscled spokesman, the Old Spice Man, is shooting YouTube videos in response to people’s Tweets. Many of these… 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

  • YC-Funded DailyBooth Raises $1 Million From Sequoia, Kevin Rose, Ron Conway Et Al.

    YC-Funded DailyBooth Raises $1 Million From Sequoia, Kevin Rose, Ron Conway Et Al.

    When we first covered real-time photo-blogging service DailyBooth last August, we had noticed how remarkably vibrant the community already was, and how quickly the site was amassing tons of traffic. The startup was launched in February 2009, received some initial seed funding from Y Combinator over the summer and has now raised an additional $1 million from an all-star team of institutional… Read More

  • Foursquare's Impressive Roster Of Angels Continue To Be Revealed. Latest: Kevin Rose

    Foursquare's Impressive Roster Of Angels Continue To Be Revealed. Latest: Kevin Rose

    There was a lot of action surrounding the first seed round of funding for Foursquare, the location-based social network. From what we’ve heard, there were a number of investors upset that they couldn’t get in on the round, which was relatively small at $1.35 million. But what we didn’t know was everyone who was involved in the round, but more names continue to come… Read More

  • Memo to Start-ups: You’re Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?

    Memo to Start-ups: You’re Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?

    I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world. There were too many people building safe businesses, too many companies just trying to make existing things slightly better, and too many people wanting to be the… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Kevin Rose on What's Going Right at Digg, What Went Wrong at Pownce

    TC50 Backstage: Kevin Rose on What's Going Right at Digg, What Went Wrong at Pownce

    I chatted with Kevin Rose backstage in between TechCrunch50 judging. For those who think he’s still the wacky Diggnation party boy, I want to point out he beat most of the TechCrunch staff to the conference this morning. This video is longer than most of our behind-the-scenes glimpses, but we covered a lot of territory. Rose tells us the single most important product move Digg has made… Read More

  • Celebrities + Twitter + A Good Cause = A Retweet Explosion Tomorrow?

    Celebrities + Twitter + A Good Cause = A Retweet Explosion Tomorrow?

    The race between actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN to a million Twitter followers at first seemed to be little more than an exercise in online vanity. But then it transformed into a race to help out a cause, Malaria No More, in a meaningful way. But really, why does anyone need a race to do that? With that in mind, tomorrow, Kutcher, with his nearly 1.4 million followers, and Digg’s Kevin… Read More

  • Video: Cut and Paste confirmed for iPhone 3.0, says Kevin Rose

    During the SXSW taping of Digg Nation, Internet darling Kevin Rose confirmed that cut and paste were coming in 3.0 and that everything the Pre can do, the iPhone will be able to do as well. However, there won’t be any background app action or video recording this go-around. But like Alex said, “something I wanted seven f*cking years ago.” Read More

  • Kevin Rose's top 10 gift for geeks

    Kevin Rose's top 10 gift for geeks

    The Internet’s wunderkind released what he feels are the top 10 gifts for geeks this year. It’s worth while, to be honest. I didn’t even knew that there was a washer/dryer-safe USB drive but that’s #2. I can vouch for #9; great tool. Check it out. Read More

  • Kevin Rose on iTunes 9

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    The Internet wunderkind Kevin Rose nailed the last Apple announcement and is now organizing a virtual spitball’n season ’bout what Apple should do with iTunes 9. Who knows if Jobs’ watching, or cares, but so far with all the responses, it’s a wealth of fresh ideas. Best of all, you can add your own by clicking… Read More

  • Rose predicts what Apple is going to rock us with tomorrow

    Rose predicts what Apple is going to rock us with tomorrow

    So, Mr. Rose has posted his predictions regarding Apple’s rocking event tomorrow and the image you see above is what he believes to be the new layout for iTunes. - New design for the iPod Nano (this one)
    – iPod price reductions
    – 2.1 software on iPod Touch
    – iTunes 8.0
    – New audio visualization (this one)
    – Genius playlist
    – Genius sidebar
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  • Rose confirms Magnetosphere visualization for iTunes 8

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=169308&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Yesterday we posted about the possibility of Magnetosphere being the visualizer that Rose mentioned a week back and last night via Twitter, Rose confirmed this. Confirmed: This was visualization I saw in a build of iTunes 8.0 –… Read More

  • Well then, Kevin Rose was right about that Apple event: What else is he right about? [Update]

    Well then, Kevin Rose was right about that Apple event: What else is he right about? [Update]

    Oh, that Kevin Rose. Seems he was right about that whole September 9 Apple event thing, so now we’re a little more confident about his other predictions. Remember, iTunes 8 is supposed to be a true-to-life point release, and not nearly a bug fix or anything. Juciy rumors circulating the likes of Twitter and Tumblr (follow me if you want to be extra bored throughout the day!) suggest… Read More

  • Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    We continue to hang on Kevin Rose‘s every word vis-à-vis Apple rumors. He said on this week’s This Week in Tech podcast that, according to his sources, we should see an Apple event on September 9, where Jobs & Co. will introduce new iPods. This photo here is supposedly what the new iPod nano looks like—larger screen than last year’s model, and probably cheaper… Read More

  • Kevin Rose says 3G iPhone will have video chat

    I’m calling bullshit but feel free to watch Kevin Rose prognosticate. That means “tell the future,” not what you’re thinking, pervo. Read More

  • The Great Digg Riots of 2007: Digg Caves In, Link to Encryption Keys All You Want, Kiddos

    The Great Digg Riots of 2007: Digg Caves In, Link to Encryption Keys All You Want, Kiddos

    The nerds cried foul and Digg acquiesced. Digg’s founder—and deity to many—Kevin Rose just posted an explanation for all the shenanigans that happened yesterday regarding HD DVD encryption key stories being pulled. The short of it, Digg has a policy of removing stories from the front page that it deems could get it into legal trouble—porno, piracy, and here… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why Digg Is Bad For The World

    The Futurist: Why Digg Is Bad For The World


    Being a sometimes-media critic (in years past, I wrote for the media magazine Editor & Publisher), the effects of news aggregation sites like Digg on news organizations is a topic of constant interest. Not so long ago, the vast majority of our news diet came from a single channel — reading (or listening or watching) a chosen news source. Whether it was our habit to pick up the… Read More