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Pivot Smart: Social News Network XYDO Goes Pure B2B With New Content Marketing Platform

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In case you haven’t noticed, the Internet has become a content fire hose. There’s a lot of junk floating around out there (my posts not included, of course), and, as a result, a spate of digital readers and aggregators have popped up to offer our blood-shot eyes improved filtering mechanisms...
Pivot Smart: Social News Network XYDO Goes Pure B2B With New Content Marketing Platform

Well's Social List-Making App Thinks Outside The "To-Do"

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Well, a new social and collaborative to-do list application from former Digg, Blip.fm and Rackspace engineers, is officially launching today on iPhone, web and mobile web. But according to ex-Digg engineer and Well CEO Arin Sarkissian, the focus for the application isn’t only on typical “to-do’s” which is why the app’s name doesn’t...
Well's Social List-Making App Thinks Outside The "To-Do"

It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

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Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. We first wrote about the engineers getting hired by WaPo on...
It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory

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Less than ten days after Social media management dashboard HootSuite announced 4m users, the Canadian company has revealed the latest additions to its App Directory, with Instagram and SlideShare among the new recruits. Document-focused app Edocr, and engagement app Zuum have also been added. Launched in 2008, HootSuite is a...
HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory
Reddit raising venture financing? It would be crazy not to

After going Facebook-only for registration, VEVO sees increase of 200% in daily signups

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Facebook published some interesting numbers and facts about the growth that certain partners have had since adopting the Open Graph platform that the social network launched late last year at f8. One of the most interesting factoids that we’ve seen is the success that music video site VEVO has had...
After going Facebook-only for registration, VEVO sees increase of 200% in daily signups

Twitter Cofounders Unveil Their Newest Project, An Online Publishing Platform Called Medium

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Evan Williams and Biz Stone are looking to change the way we think of online publishing yet again. On Tuesday, the Twitter cofounders lifted the curtain on their latest top secret a project, a new online publishing tool called Medium. Medium provides users with beautifully designed platform for sharing...
Twitter Cofounders Unveil Their Newest Project, An Online Publishing Platform Called Medium

In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

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Seen that rumored sale of Digg to The Washington Post today? What was your first feeling? Were you thinking ‘Oh wow, that is great news for Digg and its users’? Or did you think ‘Oh boy, that will be the end of Digg as we know it’. If it is...
In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

Slashdot Launches Video Channel: TV for Nerds!

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Slashdot, the grandaddy of social content aggregators, today launched a dedicated video channel to give its millions of users their very own News for Nerds network. In January, the site began publishing original video content and quickly found they got as many views in a day or so as many...
Slashdot Launches Video Channel: TV for Nerds!

Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

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By the time Digg was portioned off for sale this year, company founder Kevin Rose wasn’t visiting the site anymore. He had already left Digg for other projects, including his own startup and a role at Google Ventures, and says it had become hard to see what happened to his...
Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy
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The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t
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The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)

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Last week, Betaworks, a small, privately held company in New York bought a website called Digg for $500,000. This was shocking news to the Internet industry. Just six years ago, Digg was a hot startup fielding big buyout offers. News Corp. wanted to buy it for $60 million. Al Gore...
The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)
Betaworks' Giphy takes on Google in the red-hot market for GIF search

Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

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With a history only fitting an Internet business, Digg has seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows, and everywhere in between. We’ve received a tips from multiple sources that Digg may have found a suitor by way of The Washington Post. The social bookmarking site...
Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

Take That Crowdfunding Cynics! Rally Raises Largest AngelList Deal Ever

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It’s not every day you get 200 emails  in a single hour, offering you money. But on May 15, Tom Serres had electronic bling flying at him from all angles. And it just kept coming. He could barely keep up. His assistant quickly dropped everything and for eight straight days entered...
Take That Crowdfunding Cynics! Rally Raises Largest AngelList Deal Ever

Digg's Tech Team Heads For the Washington Post, and Digg Looks for a Lifeline

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Digg isn’t done. Yet. But it’s looking pretty close. The Washington Post is in the process of buying/hiring the news aggregators’ technology team, but isn’t purchasing the business itself, according to multiple people familiar with the negotiations. The Post plans to put the new hires to work alongside the people...
Digg's Tech Team Heads For the Washington Post, and Digg Looks for a Lifeline
Is Digg done? Site in acquisition talks with Washington Post, CNN
Kiip raises $11M to reward users for everyday life

Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google

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Digg founder Kevin Rose has been hired by Google, according to sources close to the situation. Rose’s mobile app incubator Milk yesterday announced it was shutting down its only product, Oink. Google is not outright buying or “acqhiring” Milk, the sources explicitly said, but Rose and some others from the...
Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google

Digg's Tech Team Is Getting Acqui-Hired By The Washington Post

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Yesterday evening rumors flew about a Digg-Washington Post acquisition.  The Next Web reported WaPo was buying to the social reader; TechCrunch reported an acqui-hire. The most recent report, by All Things D's Peter Kafka, says WaPo is only acquiring Digg's tech team, not the business itself. Kafka says Digg won't...
Digg's Tech Team Is Getting Acqui-Hired By The Washington Post
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We're Building A Reader

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Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st. Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure they are getting the best from their...
We're Building A Reader

New Digg owners claim the "Digg effect is back", user base doubled in 5 months

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The new owners of once red-hot social news sharing service Digg have taken to their blog to reveal that they’re … ‘thinking about monetization’ and experimenting with several ways to make money, including a ‘sponsored app’ section on the website. That isn’t news per se, but what’s worth noting is...
New Digg owners claim the "Digg effect is back", user base doubled in 5 months

HootSuite adds Yammer to its ever-growing App Directory

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Two weeks after HootSuite rolled out social plugins for Evernote, Zendesk and Storify, the social media management dashboard today unveiled Yammer as the latest addition to its ever-growing App Directory. This inclusion means that users can now monitor and reply to their Yammer conversations from within their HootSuite Dashboard. Launched...
HootSuite adds Yammer to its ever-growing App Directory

The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

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Few tech events have made as big an impact in as short a time as the Dublin Web Summit. 2013 will be only its fourth year and its now evolving from a conference into what the organisers are calling “a festival of ideas and events.” The Summit is expected to...
The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

Kevin Rose has reportedly been hired by Google

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So apparently Milk’s shutdown of Oink had some bigger implications than we had previously thought. According to a report from AllThingsD, this isn’t an acquisition of Rose’s company Milk, Inc., but a few members of the team will be joining Google starting Monday. Here’s what Liz Gannes had to say...
Kevin Rose has reportedly been hired by Google

Washington Post only wants Digg’s human assets

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The ex-newspaper editor in my house looked up from his laptop and yelped, “The Washington Post is hiring the people from Digg?” Usually that wouldn’t be a blip for him but he instantly connected the move to the latest batch of people to lose their jobs in the WaPo newsroom...
Washington Post only wants Digg’s human assets

Who'd have thought? Digg founder Kevin Rose invites questions on Reddit

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It’s been long clear that Reddit won the news aggregation war against Digg (the fact that the latter was divvied up and sold last month is proof alone). But now, irony of all ironies, Digg founder Kevin Rose has popped up on one of Reddit’s ‘AMA’ (ask me anything) threads....
Who'd have thought? Digg founder Kevin Rose invites questions on Reddit
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