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Social news aggregator site Digg.com has unveiled more new features designed to satisfy users unhappy with the direction the site has gone since a botched redesign attempt last year. Interestingly, some of the features look promising enough that longtime users may be distracted for a few days before remembering the fact that there are still massive issues Digg needs to fix before possibly recapturing its lost user base and site community activity.
Social news aggregator site Digg did a good job last week of unveiling a new look and adding back some features it had removed prior to version 4, but the company still has a long way to go before it finally erases all of the mistakes it has made.
As 2010 comes to a close, social news aggregator Reddit.com is celebrating another success in what has been a year full of them.
Web-based chat client Envolve unveiled plugins today that are said to give it “deep integration” with Drupal, WordPress and other online content management systems. The bootstrapped San Francisco startup hopes the move will help it mount a challenge to Meebo, the leader in the web-based instant messaging space.
Online marketing company BlueGlass Interactive has released a content creation tool for publishers that it hopes will put it in direct competition with powerhouse online content provider Demand Media, without any of the negativity that Demand has attracted because of accusations it runs “content mills.”
Social news aggregator Reddit.com announced Monday that its chief executive and lead developer Christopher Slowe is leaving the company, even as the site experiences a year of unparalleled traffic success.
News aggregator site Digg has announced it unveiled a new “streaming API” (Application Programming Interface) that the company hopes will save it from declining traffic and community involvement.
Social news aggregator Digg laid off more than a third of its staff Monday in the wake of a failed redesign, and its top sales and finance executives left — suggesting that more than just the website’s look and feel need fixing. In a post on the company blog, new CEO Matt Williams claimed the cuts, affecting 25 out of 67 employees, were needed in order to achieve profitability by mid-2011.
Some six weeks after he was hired to be the new chief executive of news aggregator Digg.com, Matt Williams greeted community members for the first time today, apologized for the site’s botched attempt at a redesign, and announced officially that several old features would be returning.
Social news aggregator Digg hired former Amazon executive Matt Williams to be CEO a little over a month ago, but ex-CEO and co-founder Kevin Rose is still fiddling around with the site it seems.
Social news aggregator site Digg.com is trying to work its way out of the traffic hole it created with its botched redesign attempt. Today it announced the return of several popular features from its previous version.
A month ago, popular news aggregator Digg underwent a redesign that many describe as disastrous. Now, despite bad press, site bugs, and a traffic collapse, the company is trying to put a good face on its current state. It sent letters to publishers this week in an attempt to calm them during what many say is a drop in referral traffic.
Reddit, the headline aggregator and discussion site run by the parent company of Wired magazine, features plenty of talked-about stories. But only recently has it seen news that bodes well for the site’s own business.
Tumblr, a social media network made up of millions of personal and business blogs, is seeing massive traffic growth, but is undergoing equally big growing pains.
For a long time now, Digg has been the king of technology news aggregation. Tech fans liked the way they could rate their favorite tech stories highly, and see links to those rise to the top of the site’s home page.
The top Digg user of all time has a surprisingly calm demeanor as he brings up how he warned Digg many months ago about the backlash it’s facing.
Popular social news aggregator Digg prevented individual users and publishers alike from manually submitting new content Monday morning.
The men who fooled the Internet with their hoax about a woman who quit her job via a dry erase board say it made some money for their site, TheChive.com — but that attention-grabbing stunts don’t make for a reliable business model for their company, Rober Media.
If a patent published recently in Europe is any indication, Apple is planning to build computers that combine touch screen capabilities of the iPad with traditional mouse and keyboard interfaces on the same device.
Facebook kicked off a live streaming video channel today for its 500 million users. The channel, “Facebook Live” comes off as slightly amateurish, and it doesn’t seem to be drawing many viewers yet, but it could become an effective platform for celebrities, companies, and the company itself.
Airstrip Technologies, a mobile software company that specializes in remote patient monitoring, announced today it closed an undisclosed round of financing from venture firm Sequoia Capital.
RealPage, which provides a set of applications for property management firms, has raised almost $180 million from its initial public offering today.
A team of magazine-industry veterans has joined forces at a new startup, Nomad Editions, to create a portfolio of online magazines made specifically for mobile devices.
A year ago Twitter didn’t have a business model. Now it may have more potential revenue sources than it can keep track of.
It wasn’t too long ago that YouTube was one of the only online video sites, and online video had no trouble drawing in an audience. Now that a host of new players have hit the scene, including Netflix and Hulu to name just two, companies vying for eyeballs are having to come up with new ways to stand out in the crowd. One player, My Damn Channel, which launched in 2007, is focusing on producing original content featuring celebrities, and sponsored content made in partnership with major brands. The company announced a $4.4 million infusion of funding today.