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.
A beta version of news-curation service Digg’s long-awaited RSS reader is scheduled to arrive next week, the team announced on its blog today. For many, this will replace the nearly retired Google Reader.
Guest Post 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.”
Web users are really hankering for a replacement to Google Reader — but Digg wants to give them so much more.
If this is success, I’m not sure what failure looks like.
The things these aging apps will do to keep our interest… Here’s who went under the knife in 2012 — and whether it worked.
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?
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Guest Post The platform you choose may determine the fate of your business. Instead of relying upon other people’s platforms, why not build, control, and own your own?
Ouya has raised nearly $8.6M in support of its free-to-play, Android-based console.
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.
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.
The other day, I tweeted “I should be able to ban anyone who rates Applebee’s 4* from ever influencing a Yelp result for me.” That sentiment touched a nerve among my followers. Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures coined it “ The Agrawal-Applebee Law”.
Popular social networking management service HootSuite announced Wednesday it has added support for more social apps and opened its Engagement API.
It’s time to get excited for The Crunchies Awards. The final line-up of notable guests has been released, making us all the more excited to co-host this star-studded event.
UberMedia CEO Bill Gross isn’t dodging the fact that his latest app, Chime.in, is a patchwork of other successful apps.
News aggregation site Digg unveiled Newsrooms today, a new section of the site that features automatically curated news content on specific topics like technology or politics.
Digg founder Kevin Rose, an investor in Twitter, Zynga, Ngmoco and a later investor in Facebook, has cashed out 20 percent of his shares in Twitter.
Guest Post 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.
It looks like Kevin Rose isn’t taking his departure from news aggregator Digg so badly.