Items tagged with Digg

Edward Snowden's leaks have shaken something loose in the IT industry. For years, companies have been afraid to talk about the requests and data sharing procedures the NSA and FBI have forced upon... Read more...
Now that Google Reader is shutting down (as of July 1st), the users who depended on the service need somewhere to go. Digg is reportedly scrambling to launch its own RSS news reader service to scoop up adrift users, but another site is already cashing in big time. Feedly says that as of Friday, more than half a... Read more...
We already covered the sad, sad notion that Google is shutting down its famed Reader RSS platform, and that has left many RSS loyalists looking for an immediate alternative. And now, Digg is taking advantage of the situation. Digg was once a huge... Read more...
Earlier this month when Betaworks (the buyer of fading social news site Digg) said it would turn Digg back into a startup, apparently that wasn’t lip service. In a News.me blog post (which is also owned by Betaworks), team members Jake Levine, Michael Young, and Justin Van Slembrouck announced that a team... Read more...
Back in 2008, social news site Digg was valued at $164 million; now, it’s been sold for the relative pittance of half a million dollars, according to the Wall Street Journal. (AllThingsD has outgoing Digg CEO Matt Williams on record as saying... Read more...
In Silicon Valley, one of the favorite tools of recruiters is the staff list at other tech companies. No wonder when the number of job openings in the tech sector continue to climb, but the number of graduates with the proper skills does not. Poaching talent has become an art form and it's expected to become even... Read more...
You do realize we're a social sort of group here; demented and sad but social.  (Insert your personal favorite Breakfast Club line...)  That said, though we're enslaved to Tech goodness, it doesn't mean we don't have time to mix it up with... Read more...
Yahoo! launched its Buzz Social News site in beta form in February.  It differs from other Social News sites as being invitation-only, but despite that: it's already given Digg's traffic a buzz-cut.Yahoo Buzz had an explosive first few months, showing that it could generate 90% of the traffic that three-year... Read more...
Stop me if you've heard this one before. Powerful more-or-less user-run news aggregator Digg.com is apparently for sale.  But unlike the last handful of times you heard that, this time four potential buyers have been identified, and are performing due diligence towards an actual sale. Perhaps you've heard of... Read more...
You can bet Merriam-Webster wasn't consulted on this redefinition.Up to now, the way any online news publisher got one of its articles publicized through the Digg social service is by hoping enough people were interested in it to vote in favor of moving it up the Digg scale -- of giving it enough "Diggs."... Read more...
The internet riot over the posting of a decryption code for HD-DVD discs yesterday at Digg was fascinating and amusing. But the end result for Digg, and others that post-- or allow to be posted-- that mundane but magical string of numbers and... Read more...
It appears that the top-brass at Digg have banned one of their most prominent members, Stacy Doss AKA 3Monkeys, for no apparent reason.  We want to bring this story to your attention because Stacy Doss also happens to be one of our... Read more...