Digg, the Betaworks-backed social news-reading site, has finally launched an app for Android. The best part? It includes Digg Reader, a popular Google Reader replacement.
Dots has 3 million users in just a month, and they have played more than 250 million games.
Marco Arment’s read-it-later darling is now owned by Digg owner Betaworks.
If this is success, I’m not sure what failure looks like.
Betaworks’ latest is an effortless group photo-sharing app powered by hashtags.
Editor’s Pick Discarded for pennies on the dollar, Digg has a new lease on life, but the rebuilt service is almost unrecognizable to those who loved it before. The new Digg is a single, compelling voice speaking for the Internet at large. But whose voice is it?
Today in funding news, the numbers are all over the place. The Mayfield Fund finds itself with $1 million for every day of the year, while pioneer community news site Digg sold for 500 times less than once dreamt. There are also whispers of dirty laundry, white tigers, rapper wheels, and tulle gowns, but you will have to read more to find out why.
Four-year-old link shortening service Bitly is reportedly working on raising a $20 million funding round and launching a few new products. The startup has apparently also moved out of incubator Betaworks and into its own space, reports The Verge.
As a struggling Chartbeat addict, I can tell you that watching the number of people flooding onto your site or story can be a rush. But like any great high, it fades too fast, especially when you can’t figure out how to keep them coming back.
News.me is a service from the New York-based innovation lab betaworks that filters users’ Twitter and Facebook streams to deliver them the most interesting stories they might have missed. It started out on the iPad only, but today it is launching on the iPhone with some new features.
Editor's Pick One of the most interesting mobile apps to come out of the Occupy Wall Street protests was Vibe, created by Hazem Sayed, which allowed users to send anonymous messages in a tightly controlled distance. Betaworks recently bought the company, and today it is releasing version 1.5, with some new features it will be highlighting at SXSW this month.
SocialFlow, which helps brands and publishers optimize their performance across Facebook and Twitter, is launching its self-service platform today. The company has had a banner year, growing from just 2 employees to more than 30 and graduating from the betaworks building to their own office on the east side of Manhattan.
To get a sense of how the company works, let’s take the example from one of their clients, The Economist. With SocialFlow, which guides which messages The Economist puts out to its followers and when, the venerable publishers has grown its social media fanbase five times faster than average and increased engagement with its audience at a rate eight times greater than before it used Social Flow.
Digital studio Betaworks is all about the real time web, so how’s this for speed? It took the company less than a year to generate a return on the $20 million it raised last March. Over the weekend PandoDaily reported that Betaworks gave back all invested capital plus a dividend with cash left over for its balance sheet.
In a shakeup for New York’s startup scene, Andy Weissman, co-founder of the NYC startup incubator Betaworks, is leaving to join VC firm Union Square Ventures.