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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