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Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m total

Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m total

Just yesterday one tiny chunk of the taking apart of the once-titanic social networking site Digg was leaked with a $500k price tag - today it seems that this is only one piece of the puzzle. This sale took place, according to TechCrunch in three waves, not just one. The first is said to have taken part some time before yesterdays deal with the Washington Post purchasing nearly the entirety of the staff that up until recently ran Digg and its many web-based ins and outs.

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$500k cash the side story in $16m Digg break-up

$500k cash the side story in $16m Digg break-up

Digg's $500,000 sale to Betaworks is just one element of the social site's overall break-up, according to new industry whispers, with talk that the total figure involved is more in the region of $16m. Reports that Betaworks had snapped up Digg's assets for half a million dollars yesterday surprised many who remembered the link sharing site's halcyon days, but TechCrunch's sources suggest that was merely the mopping up after the best parts had already been spoken for.

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Betaworks picks up Digg for measly sum

Betaworks picks up Digg for measly sum

Earlier today those in charge of social news site Digg.com signed over the company to the company behind Chartbeat, bit.ly, and more- Betaworks, for what's been tipped as a measly $500,000 USD. This amount makes the situation seem all the more dire for Digg as they've recently had struggles after founder Kevin Rose joined Google (and some would say before). 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.

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Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple blasts Siri class-action: Gold-diggers with unfair expectations

Apple has fired back at iPhone 4S users who joined a class-action suit accusing the company of deceptive advertising around Siri's capabilities, arguing the complainers are simply out to make money. In a freshly filed motion to dismiss the suit, Apple suggests that rather than having legitimate issues with the accuracy of the "beta" virtual personal assistant system on the iPhone, those taking part in the class-action motion can only give vague indications of how Siri has let them down.

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New iPad has Consumer Reports digging for Android equals

New iPad has Consumer Reports digging for Android equals

A new report nutshell released today by Consumer Reports on the new iPad has taken to the wild world of Android to try to find comparable devices for the odd consumer. In addition to listing these, the product researchers at Consumer Reports reminded the public that the heat they found in the 2012 iPad was absolutely nothing to worry about, as it was still well within "who cares" standards for devices such as itself. The Android devices Consumer Reports went through, on the other hand, were reported as simple machines with one defining feature each, each of them good for a unique user situations.

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StumbleUpon changes repeat Digg blunders of old

StumbleUpon changes repeat Digg blunders of old

There's some heavy changes going on out there in the world of content sharing, and StumbleUpon is feeling the sting of taking a gamble on keeping customers. What the content sharing site has done in its most recent update pushed sites to the background while it sticks its own menu bar in the foreground, this effectively taking away the element of freedom that StumbleUpon users had for so long been able to tout over similar sites. What StumbleUpon leaders had hoped to accomplish with this change is a click-retention ratio that would drive their own site into the record books - instead its cutting down their support from all sides.

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