Status
Acquired by betaworks on July 12, 2012
Funding Received
$45 Million in 4 Rounds from 10 Investors
Founded:
October 11, 2004
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Description:
Digg is the homepage of the internet, featuring the best articles, videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now.
Founders:
Kevin Rose
Categories:
Design, Technology, Social Bookmarking, Web Tools, Social Media, News
Website:
http://www.digg.com

Detailed Description

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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)

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Past Team (49)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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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

    Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. The...

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (10)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • betaworks

    416 West 13th Street

    New York, NY 10014

    USA

Competitors (28)

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    StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends personalized web content to its users.
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    The RatherGather Network aims to bring current and interesting news to your fingertips in a...
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    buzznewzz

    Buzznewzz.com was created to give You an easy and quick way to spread your buzz!
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    EIOBA

    EIOBA is an article publishing site with a very similar layout and features to that of a social...
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    Link Spank

    LinkSpank is a content sharing site similar to Digg and Reddit. If you find a website that you...
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    Subbmitt

    Subbmitt.com is a social news site similiar to Digg or Mixx, except that on Subbmitt, all...
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    slinkset

    Slinkset is a free online tool that allows users to create their own message board sites in...
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    eVIPlist

    eVIPlist is Digg for African-Americans. eVIPlist is a user driven social content media website....

Images (2)

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