The New Instapaper: Reading Later in iOS 7 Will Be Sleeker and Simpler

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 concurrently with Apple's iOS 7 launch. Here's a look at the new, flatter, easier-to-use Instapaper. » 9/17/13 11:52am 9/17/13 11:52am

How a Lone Coder Cloned Google Reader

When Google Reader announced it was shutting down a few months ago, most of us stamped our feet, panicked, and went running into the arms of another RSS reader. But Matt Jibson is different. Unlike most of us, he can crunch code. So he built a Google Reader of his very own own. » 7/01/13 1:35pm 7/01/13 1:35pm

10 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain

Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as no surprise. And 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… » 7/01/13 9:08am 7/01/13 9:08am

You Can Use Digg Reader Now

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. It's a simple process. Just head here. Link up your Google account and Digg Reader will show everything you had in Google… » 6/28/13 11:40pm 6/28/13 11:40pm

Digg Reader Hands-On: Your Google Reader Life Raft Is Here

Here's the good news: Digg Reader is a real thing in the world that exists, and at the very latest, you'll have access to it by next Wednesday, June 26th. I just landed at an early invite page for the service, and with a click, imported my 500 or so feeds from Google Reader in seconds. Hey, it works. » 6/21/13 12:13pm 6/21/13 12:13pm

How Digg Was Saved in Just Six Weeks

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. » 10/03/12 1:00pm 10/03/12 1:00pm

Kevin Rose Wants You to Ask Him Anything, Just Don't Expect to Get an…

Kevin Rose, felled boy king of the internet Founder of Digg, started an r/IAmA thread on Reddit this evening, announcing—conceivably—that he will answer (some of) all the questions hurled his way by the internets. But, uh, it's been 4 hours, now, and still diddly squat. » 8/01/12 3:00am 8/01/12 3:00am