digg archive

  • Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content from around the web
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    Betaworks launches Digg Video to curate video content from around the web

    By 5 November 2013

    Betaworks-owned Digg is expanding beyond article curation with the launch of Digg Video, a new vertical on its website dedicated solely to video from around the web. "We noticed we were getting really consistent clicks from video stories on the Digg homepage,"...

  • Digg for Android launches with access to curated stories and Digg Reader
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    Digg for Android launches with access to curated stories and Digg Reader

    By 29 August 2013

    Digg on Thursday announced the launch of its Android app, following an app being available on iOS for quite sometime. The Digg for Android app doesn't bring anything too groundbreaking for the service, but does give users in the Android camp a way to...

  • Digg: iOS app updated with unread setting, Android app coming soon
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    Digg: iOS app updated with unread setting, Android app coming soon

    By 14 August 2013

    Digg announced on Wednesday that it's rolling out a set of features and updates for Digg and Digg Reader, with the most notable tidbits including a tweaked Digg iOS app and news that an Android app is coming soon. Digg's new iOS app is going live...

  • Digg CEO: 'Digg Reader' won't be separate app
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    Digg CEO: 'Digg Reader' won't be separate app

    By 23 May 2013

    Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin talked about his company's forthcoming Google Reader replacement on Wednesday while on stage at Internet Week New York, and he notably clarified that it is called "Digg Reader" and will not be a standalone app.  Digg, a...

  • Digg's upcoming Google Reader replacement will enter beta in June
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    Digg's upcoming Google Reader replacement will enter beta in June

    By 30 April 2013

    Last week, the social news aggregator Digg sent a survey to 18,000 people interested in its upcoming Google Reader replacement. From the 8,000 people who responded, Digg has gathered some interesting data and consequently dropped word of a few features...

  • Digg hints Reader replacement as being simple and fast with easy syncing
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    Digg hints Reader replacement as being simple and fast with easy syncing

    By 25 March 2013

    Social news website Digg has further detailed its effort to create an alternative to Google Reader. The main focal points of the service will be simplicity, speed, synchronisation, and the ability to import. "Google did a lot of things right with its...

  • Social news website Digg announces plans for Google Reader replacement
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    Social news website Digg announces plans for Google Reader replacement

    By 14 March 2013

    Social news website Digg has announced plans to build an RSS reader, following yesterday's news that Google will kill off Google Reader on 1 July. Digg says its RSS product will be available in the near future, taking Google Reader's best features and...

  • Apple iPad 2 to launch 1 February?
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    Apple iPad 2 to launch 1 February?

    By 10 January 2011

    After the barrage of tablet launches at CES last week (23 and counting) all eyes are now firmly set on Cupertino, with massive anticipation upon Apple to hit back with an iPad sequel to tackle the Android assault. And it looks as if we won't have much...

  • What's new in Digg 4?
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    What's new in Digg 4?

    By 26 August 2010

    Digg has finally launched the much anticipated new version of its website - known as Digg 4. Although a beta version has been available to a small number of users for a while, only now has the full website been unleashed on the public. So, what can we...

  • Digg looks to Twitter for new design
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    Digg looks to Twitter for new design

    By 3 June 2010

    Digg is about to roll out a new look version of the site, as it struggles to retain users, that seems to be based heavily on offerings from Twitter and Facebook. Putting the emphasis on digg users and followers, users will now get a My News homepage...

  • Digg location aware homepage promised
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    Digg location aware homepage promised

    By 17 November 2009

    Digg's founder and its CEO have said that they would like to offer location aware homepages, however the technology isn't there to offer that just yet. Talking at the web 2.0 expo, the duo suggested that users will in the future would be able to see a...

  • Yahoo! launches Buzz in the UK
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    Yahoo! launches Buzz in the UK

    By 23 July 2009

    Yahoo! has brought its social news product, Buzz, over to the UK to coincide with the revamping of its homepage, as previously reported on Pocket-lint. Buzz launched in the US back in February 2008, and has risen - through virtue of being promoted by...

  • Windows Live to become "online hub"
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    Windows Live to become "online hub"

    By 21 April 2009

    Microsoft has announced that its Live properties are getting a revamp to become more of an "online hub" to aggregate content from more popular sites. Microsoft has said it's making it possible to incorporate activity updates from over 20 web services,...

  • Digg u-turns on DiggBar features
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    Digg u-turns on DiggBar features

    By 17 April 2009

    Digg, the popular social networking news suggestion site, has responded to concerns about its new DiggBar, which it launched earlier in the month, with a u-turn on some of the features it automatically offers users. In a statement on the company blog...

  • VIDEO: Digg intros DiggBar
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    VIDEO: Digg intros DiggBar

    By 3 April 2009

    Digg has announced the introduction of the "DiggBar" that will let users Digg directly on sites and easily share stories with a shortened Digg URL that's better for sharing on Twitter, as well as via Facebook or through email. In addition, typing digg.com/...

  • Digg to cut staff by 10%
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    Digg to cut staff by 10%

    By 23 January 2009

    Digg has announced it is to lose 10% of its workforce as the social news and bookmarking site makes plans for the next year. In recent months the 75-strong company, that claims an audience of 35 million, has seen what's described as slowing audience growth...

  • Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year
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    Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year

    By 21 January 2009

    Hitwise has announced that the market share of visits to Twitter surpassed Digg for the first time since launch. In the US, the micro-blogging site was ranked number 84 (above Digg at 85) in the "Computers and Internet" category. Hitwise partly attributes...

  • Digg gets $28.7 million in funding
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    Digg gets $28.7 million in funding

    By 26 September 2008

    There were rumours at the beginning of the year that it was facing buy out bids from both Google and Microsoft, but Digg has kept on going it alone and just raised $28.7 million in funding. The cash boost is to be used to help the web company expand internationally...

  • Microsoft and Google go for Digg
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    Microsoft and Google go for Digg

    By 10 March 2008

    Google and Microsoft are claimed to be going up against each other for the social media site, Digg. TechCrunch is reporting that Digg is working with influential investment bank Allen & Co. and has been pitching to big tech and media companies on a sale....

  • Yahoo Buzz to take on Digg
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    Yahoo Buzz to take on Digg

    By 27 February 2008

    Yahoo might be busy fending off approaching from Microsoft, but that hasn't stopped the company trying to take on social news gathering site Digg with the launch of a new service called Yahoo! Buzz. According to the struggling search engine, the new site...

  • Digg goes with Microsoft not Google for advertising
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    Digg goes with Microsoft not Google for advertising

    By 26 July 2007

    Microsoft has beaten Google to the punch and signed an agreement to the be exclusive advertising partner for social media site Digg.com. The news will come as a massive boost to the Microsoft service. The 3-year agreement between Microsoft and Digg, which...

  • Digg's expansion plans revealed
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    Digg's expansion plans revealed

    By 4 June 2007

    In a surprise video appearance at The NextWeb conference in Amsterdam, Digg's founder Kevin Rose revealed what the next 6 to 12 months has in store for the user driven social content site. Digg's remit will be expanding from just news, videos, and podcasts...

  • Digg users revolt on DVD DRM
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    Digg users revolt on DVD DRM

    By 2 May 2007

    The technology website Digg collapsed last night due to users revolting against the removal of a crack code for HD DVD. The body that overseas the digital rights management technology on high-definition DVDs sent a letter to Digg to take the code from...

  • Digg application for mobile phones gives Diggers instant access to the site
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    Digg application for mobile phones gives Diggers instant access to the site

    By 22 September 2006

    Diggers now have no excuse to neglect their Digging duties on the popular news site. B1TE Entertainment has launched a free Java mobile application that lets users browse and interact with Digg on their phones. The application, called Digg Java Mobile,...

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    Digg.com sets its sights on traditional news stories

    By 23 June 2006

    Digg.com has changed the way users find technology news on the web, and now it's set to do the same for general news, entertainment and videos. The website allows users to vote news stories on to the site, and arranges them according to popularity (or...