Acquired by betaworks on July 12, 2012
Funding Received
$45 Million in 4 Rounds from 10 Investors
New York, NY
Digg is the homepage of the internet, featuring the best articles, videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now.
Kevin Rose
Design, Technology, Social Bookmarking, Web Tools, Social Media, News

Company Details


Digg is the homepage of the Internet, featuring the best articles, videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now.

The new Digg, now a betaworks company, was re-launched in 2012. Using a combination of data signals and human editors, Digg curates and ranks the most interesting pieces of content across a broad range of topics. With over 80% direct traffic and more than 6M (and growing) monthly unique visitors, Digg has once again become a top referral source for publishers around the web.

Digg was originally founded in 2004 as a way for consumers to put together their own collections of news and other Internet content, rather than relying on the choices made by newspaper editors. After you submit content, other people read your submission and "Digg" what they like best. If your story receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page for other visitors to see.

On July 12, 2012, Digg was sold in three parts: the Digg brand, website and technology were sold to the current owner, betaworks, for $500,000; 15 staff were transferred to the Washington Post's "SocialCode" for a reported $12 million; and a suite of patents were sold to LinkedIn for about $4 million.

Current Team (6)


Past Team (49)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Products (3)

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    Digg Video

    A section of Digg solely dedicated to collecting and promoting the best and most interesting...
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    Digg Reader

    Digg Reader is a simple but powerful RSS and feed reader for web, Android, and iPhone.
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    Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. The...

Acquisitions (1)


Investors (10)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • betaworks

    416 West 13th Street

    New York, NY 10014


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