Acquisitions

Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company To Help It Suck Less

Twitter Buys Anti-Abuse Company To Help It Suck Less

Historically, Twitter has done a poor job of protecting its users from incessant abuse and threats. In a bid to curb the rampant harassment on its service, however, Twitter announced late last night that it’s buying Smyte, a San Francisco-based startup that aimed to help companies curb spam, fraud and abuse…

Wonderful, Digg Is Now Owned By An Advertising Company

Wonderful, Digg Is Now Owned By An Advertising Company

Digg has been sold by its former owner, Betaworks, to ad-tech company BuySellAds for an undisclosed amount. The story, first reported by FastCompany, comes nearly a month after the news aggregation site shut down its RSS client Digg Reader. You could call this sale the death of an internet icon,…