Digg's long-awaited Google Reader alternative finally has a name.
The new platform will be known as Digg Reader, said CEO Andrew McLaughlin while speaking at Internet Week New York earlier this week. Rather than act as a separate app, the program will be incorporated into Digg.
"Users will have one download, which is Digg, and the current Digg will have added onto it reader capabilities," McLaughlin said, according to The Next Web, which was in attendance at the event.
Digg Reader, which was announced following Google's decision to abandon its own Reader service, is essentially an … Read more
Digg surveyed thousand of people to find out what features they want in its upcoming RSS reader in preparation for a June beta launch, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.
"Our beta release in June will be just the beginning, a product built with experimentation in mind by a team eager to work with you to build something you love," the Digg blog reads.
This means Digg will start testing its RSS reader, which will probably be a subscription service, just a month before Google Reader shuts down.
This round of user feedback, gathered from over … Read more
Digg, the social news site that has gone through its fair share of ups and downs, provided a few more details on its anticipated RSS reader.
The company today discussed the four feature ideas it says it received from users that they'd like to see incorporated into the company's upcoming RSS reader. Chief among the suggestions was that the platform "keep it simple." Users also asked Digg to make it fast and work across a wide array of devices. It should be easy for users to import their feeds from existing Google Reader accounts.
If you queried Google for Digg links earlier this morning, you found that the search giant had no recollection that Digg ever existed. Seriously. As Martin MacDonald, an online marketing specialist, observed in a blog post, Digg disappeared altogether from Google's index.
Fear not. It's just a case of temporary amnesia -- well, actually a case of botched brain surgery. When … Read more
Digg, the once-mighty crowdsourced news aggregator that stumbled only to find new life as a curated collection of links, said today it would try to fill the void that'll be left once Google Reader disappears July 1 and leaves the world without a dominant RSS reader.
"We've heard people say that RSS is a thing of the past, and perhaps in its current incarnation it is, but as daily (hourly) users of Google Reader, we're convinced that it's a product worth saving," Digg's Andrew McLaughlin said in a blog post. "So we'… Read more
These apps bring users curated news links from throughout the day and present them in a Twitter-like format. The only problem is the display may not be Twitter-like enough.
According to News.me's Jake Levine, the reason they're shutting down the apps is because Twitter's new API guidelines make it difficult for the company to meet the new Display Requirements. Apparently, Twitter's guidelines require News.me to look a little more like … Read more
We're annoying the IOC with Wednesday's top tech headlines:
Digg has been reborn under the Betaworks leadership. This first redesign simply highlights top stories and popular stories, and users can save articles to read later on the new Digg iPhone app. Betaworks says it will continue to roll out new features, including comments.
After tepid reviews, Google announced it wants to hold off on launching the $300 Nexus Q media-streaming device until it adds more features. But anyone who preordered will get the current model for free.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
On this day in 1992, "Jeremy" premiered on MTV.
Great collection of what Olympic divers look like mid-jump.
NASA to air Mars landing in Times Square.
FCC to Verizon: You don't have a right to block tethering apps.
Betaworks delivered on its promise and launched the newly redesigned Digg Web site today. In fact, the site even comes a day earlier than expected. Just yesterday, Betaworks revealed that the news aggregation site would have a complete makeover that would do away with the headlines list, add photos, and integrate Facebook and Twitter into Digg scores.
"On July 20, we announced that we were turning Digg back into a startup and rebuilding it from scratch in six weeks," Betaworks wrote in a blog post. "After an intense month and a half, we managed to get the … Read more