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  • Mixx Gets Credibility Boost From NYTimes

    The New York Times tonight added Mixx bookmarking buttons on its site, which is an important milestone for the company. Facebook, Digg and Yahoo Buzz are the only other third party social bookmarking services that are offered. The NYTimes doesn’t include well known and more established services like Delicious, Reddit and others on its pages (Delicious was bumped for Mixx). And since Mixx is… Read More

  • Digg Competitor Mixx Takes $2 Million Series A1

    Digg Competitor Mixx Takes $2 Million Series A1

    Social voting outfit Mixx has taken $2 million Series A1 in a round led by existing investor InterSouth Partners. Mixx offers a category based social voting service that competes with sites such as Digg, Reddit and Propeller. McLean, Virginia based Mixx was launched in September 2007 with talent including former executives from Yahoo!, AOL, USA TODAY and The Associated Press. The company has… Read More

  • Mixx To Cluster Related Stories – Digg Should Have Done This

    Mixx To Cluster Related Stories – Digg Should Have Done This

    Digg competitor Mixx continues to impress us with new features (although the exodus of Digg users to them may have been short lived). A new feature launches this week on Mixx called Related Items. It solves a common problem found on Digg and other sites where multiple articles on the same story compete with each other to get to the home page. One person may submit a story from USAToday. Another… Read More

  • Do Social News Sites Need Private Mail?  Mixx Thinks So.

    Do Social News Sites Need Private Mail? Mixx Thinks So.

    Why is it so hard to contact people on some social media sites? On Digg, for instance, you can send members a “Shout” that typically appears as a public comment on their profile page, but you cannot send a private message. Mixx, a Digg clone that we like, is adding private mail and group message boards to its site tomorrow. Members will be able to send mail to any other member, and… Read More

  • Reddit Adds Ability to Create Your Own "Reddits"

    Reddit Adds Ability to Create Your Own "Reddits"

    According to a company blog post, social news site Reddit has launched, in closed beta, the ability for users to create their own “reddits”. The new feature will eventually allow all users to create their own social news lists for chosen topics. These customized reddits will come in three flavors: public, restricted, and private. If you set up a public reddit, every Reddit user will be… Read More

  • Mixx Democratizes Categories: Something Digg Should Have

    Mixx Democratizes Categories: Something Digg Should Have

    In late November I wrote that Digg is still the best online social news voting site online, but upstart Mixx is trying very hard to change this. Mixx has added groups to their social voting service. The new feature allows for the creation of public groups based on topic area, allowing for free and open categorization of news. For example Mixx users could start a Ron Paul group that only tracks… Read More

  • LA Times Takes A Stake In Mixx

    LA Times Takes A Stake In Mixx

    The LA Times has taken a stake in social news voting site Mixx. Virginia based Mixx launched into private beta in September and has been gaining positive reviews, with Michael Arrington noting recently that the site had been gaining “refugees” from Digg. The company has a strong pedigree with founder Chris McGill having previously been the General Manager of Yahoo News and more… Read More

  • Why Digg Is Still The Best

    Why Digg Is Still The Best

    Michael Arrington wrote on Saturday about a new Digg competitor called Mixx, and how it was attracting “Digg Refugees.” Digg clones or similar social voting sites are far from new, but given this new competition does Digg still come out on top? Since reading Michael’s post I’ve spent time using several Digg-style sites to see if I could find the answer. Numbers Numbers… Read More

  • Digg Refugees May Be Heading To Mixx

    Digg Refugees May Be Heading To Mixx

    New startup Mixx, which went in to private beta just two months ago, may be finding itself with the right product at the right time. Digg users, including top contributors, are showing an increasing amount of frustration with the Digg community, and many are leaving. Conspiracy theories that Digg auto buries stories with certain topics or linking to certain sites only compounds the problem. Some… Read More

  • Stealthy Startup Mixx Launches Into Private Beta

    Stealthy Startup Mixx Launches Into Private Beta

    Mixx is a startup we’ve been watching for the last few weeks. They’ve been extremely quiet about their service until very recently. And since they are located well outside of Silicon Valley, in Virginia, they’ve been able to stay below the radar despite their high profile founder: Chris McGill, formerly the General Manager of Yahoo News and more recently the VP Strategy at USA… Read More