How to make a viral video

People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”

VBWeekly: Digg dumps, Githubs gits, Ouya owns, and Nukotoys … toys?

Yes, folks its another VBWeekly, and our regular VBWeekly host Jolie O’Dell was out on assignment, so VentureBeat’s executive Editor Dylan Tweney has stepped in to take you through the stories of the week. And we have stories; running from Digg dumping itself for a bit of a loss for its investors, to Github grabbing investor money. Lots of it.  Also we replay a section of the interview we did with Yves Behar of Ouya and have a look at a pretty interesting little iPad game from Nukotoys.

How Digg is re-gifting old features and calling it innovation

You really have to give credit to community news sharing site Digg for getting its act together. After the hatchet job that was the latest release of the site (version 4.0), Digg CEO Matt Williams and his team have realized that they have to take drastic measures to bring their lost audience back. This is especially true considering Digg’s once lofty $300 million valuation. Currently, the company sits at a $35 million valuation. It has $1.5 million in debt, and about five more months of runway left.