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April 6, 2014
To this end, we now make our first clear demand of Google. We demand that Google give three billion dollars to an anarchist organization of our choosing. This money will then be used to create autonomous, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist communities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. In these communities, whether in San Francisco or in the woods, no one will ever have to pay rent and housing will be free. With this three billion from Google, we will solve the housing crisis in the Bay Area and prove to the world that an anarchist world is not only possible but in fact irrepressible.
A demand by a group called “The Counterforce,” which struck up some weirdly over-the-top anger by protesting at Digg creator and Google Ventures employee Kevin Rose’s house, referencing an (admittedly in poor taste) misogynistic joke Rose made in a podcast six years ago, and calling him a “parasite.” Wow.
20:23 // 2 weeks ago
July 12, 2012
New York-based Betaworks set to purchase Digg’s remaining assets
The Wall Street Journal reports the price tag being in the vicinity of $500,000, but TechCrunch is already disputing that figure. That’s pretty low considering that a Business Week report infamously valued the company over $200 million six years ago. According to the report, Betaworks will fold Digg into News.me but will not retain any members of the Digg staff who still remain after the mass exodus to The Washington Post Company’s Social Code in May. (big hat tip to MartinezReport for the tip) source
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The Wall Street Journal reports the price tag being in the vicinity of $500,000, but TechCrunch is already disputing that figure. That’s pretty low considering that a Business Week report infamously valued the company over $200 million six years ago. According to the report, Betaworks will fold Digg into News.me but will not retain any members of the Digg staff who still remain after the mass exodus to The Washington Post Company’s Social Code in May. (big hat tip to MartinezReport for the tip) source

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18:15 // 1 year ago
March 16, 2012

Kevin Rose abruptly kills relatively-new product, moves to Google

  • what On Wednesday, after just five months in operation, Digg founder Kevin Rose’s app Oink abruptly shut down. This despite the fact that it had 100,000 downloads right off the bat. The abrupt closure angered users who felt betrayed by the move.
  • why Well, because Google bought out Rose’s company, Milk, including its staff. The deal was reported Thursday, allegedly the result of a bidding war with Facebook. Is the rise of the acqu-hire, seen earlier this week with Posterous, hurting end users? source

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