When I think back on watching Star Wars as a kid, I remember it as a pretty tame. After all, those stormtroopers had terrible aim. Turns out that maybe I'm misremembering. That original trilogy was kind of a bloodbath, and this supercut from Digg turns it into a tidy little three-minute snuff film.
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A few months back, Instapaper was acquired by Betaworks, better known as the folks who bought Digg and rescued it from a hell of disuse. Tomorrow, the company is launching an overhauled version of Instapaper to coincide with Apple's iOS 7 launch. Here's a look at the new, flatter, easier-to-use Instapaper.
Betaworks, the company that resurrected Digg and bought Instapaper, didn't waste any time giving Instapaper a makeover. A beautiful redesign of the Instapaper site just went live.
Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end TODAY. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. While this is certainly a time of mourning, there's the unseemly business of finding a replacement. Here's a list of platform agnostic alternatives that should help make the transition as painless as possible. We're sorry for your loss.
Just in time! On the weekend before Google Reader is set to mercilessly kill itself off, Digg Reader has opened its arms to everyone. After being in beta, Digg Reader is ready for public release.
With Google Reader about to meet its maker, Digg decided to make the ultimate replacement. That was two months ago — and Wired has the inside track of exactly how the project has come together since then.
The last time Digg was something worth thinking about, Iraq was in the midst of civil war and Justin Timberlake was on the radio. The site went to ruin. It sold for pocket change. And now, with no warning, it's back — and it's beautiful. And the team that pulled it off isn't sure what to do now.
Founding a site from your tiny apartment in 2005 and watching it grow to 2 billion page views per month would give most people an utter sense of completion, but not Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. He talks exclusively to Gizmodo about the future of the platform, why it won't go the way of the Digg dinosaur and the state of the free and open internet.
Just a few weeks ago, Digg sold itself for a pittance. Now, the new Digg team has posted a preview of what it's calling v1: an ambitious plan to fix the ailing network. Amongst a battery of new changes. Signs of life! The new design launching later this week will dispense with horrid DiggBar. Will that be enough to save the site?
Kevin Rose is Google's newest employee. If you don't know Kevin Rose, he's the mastermind behind the rise (and fall) of the social news site, Digg. But for the last year, he's been wrapped up in Milk, a mobile app incubator that has hatched a grand total of one app: the now-defunct social review app Oink. This raises the question: what is Rose going to do for Google?