Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 13 July 2012 10:30

Betaworks picks up Digg for peanuts

Written by Nick Farrell

y exclamation

Another bright star has fallen

Social news site Digg.com signed over the company to Betaworks, for $500,000.

Digg was once the belle of the social notworking world and tipped to be as popular as Facebook. Lately it has had a lot of problems and even its founder Kevin Rose has jumped ship to join Google.

Betaworks will have its own founder John Borthwick becoming the new CEO of Digg while current CEO Matt Williams is downgraded to Entrepreneur in Residence. Digg has tried many things in the past few months and the only way it can continue is if it is under another company. Matt Williams said that he has been scratching his head for ideas and many of them could not live up to the reason Digg was invented in the first place.

Digg was supposed to be a way to discover the best stuff on the web. Betaworks said that it will “build Digg for 2012.” Digg’s current employees seem to be left with News.me’s current team will be taking over the digital management of Digg.com while a new “cloud-based version of Digg” will work with News.me iPhone and iPad apps.


Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments