Jun 18, 2013
Digg.com announced the launch of Digg Reader as a work-in-progress by saying, "RSS aggregation is a hard thing to do at scale, and we want to make sure the experience is as fast and reliable as possible."
There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth when Google announced the impending death of Google Reader, the free RSS feed organizing tool used by millions of Internet users around the world.
Can you Digg it?
Digg.com said the business will make it as easy as possible to migrate users' existing feeds from Google Reader to Digg Reader, which will feature a mobile app and sharing options.
Ironically, Digg held juicy talks with Google five years ago for a $200 million acquisition plan that never panned out amid a ton of buzz.
Digg.com, the popular social news website founded in San Francisco, was sold last year to other parties including venture capitalists at Betaworks, who invite all Google Reader users to try Digg Reader on June 26.