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Digg’s Reader is Almost Ready!

Posted by JenThorpe at 5:56 PM on June 17, 2013

Digg logoHow many of you are still looking for a good substitute for Google Reader? You might want to consider the one that has been created by Digg. They have announced that their Digg Reader version 1 will begin rolling out next week. Everyone will have access to it by June 26th, 2013. That’s a few days before Google kills off Google Reader (which is set to die on July 1, 2013).

Digg says that their engineering team, that has been building the Digg Reader since March of this year, consists of 5 people. They asked people what they wanted to see in a Reader and the response indicated that people want it to be fast and simple, and that they wanted the Digg Reader to let them import their feeds and folders from Google Reader.

Here’s what the beta release of the Digg Reader will include:

* Easy migration and onboarding from Google Reader.

* A clean reading experience that gets out of the way and puts the focus squarely on the articles, posts, images, and videos themselves.

* Useful mobile apps that sync with the web experience

* Support for key actions like subscribing, sharing, saving, and organizing.

The Digg Blog also notes that the Digg Reader will be a “freemium” product. All of the features that are being introduced next week will be part of the free experience.

Correction: When I first posted this blog, I wrote that Google Reader was shutting down on June 1, 2013. That was incorrect. Today, June 19, 2013, I changed it to the correct information. Google Reader will be shutting down on July 1, 2013.

Digg is Building an RSS Reader

Posted by JenThorpe at 10:16 PM on March 14, 2013

Digg logoThose of you who are lamenting the upcoming loss of Google Reader are not alone – not by far. There are a lot of people right now who are seeking an alternative to replace it (with varying degrees of success, depending upon each person’s needs). Digg has a different way of solving this problem. They are going to build a new one.

Digg announced this news on their blog, in a post titled: “We’re Building a Reader”. It turns out that they had been planning on building their own version of an RSS reader anyway. The news about the demise of Google Reader caused them to push this project to the head of the line. Their blog said:

We’ve heard people say that RSS is a thing of the past, and perhaps in its current incarnation it is, but as daily (hourly) users of Google Reader, we’re convinced that it’s a product worth saving. So we’re going to give it our best shot. We’ve been planning to build a reader in the second half of 2013, one that, like Digg, makes the Internet a more approachable and digestible place. After Google’s announcement, we’re moving the project to the top of our priority list. We’re going to build a reader, starting today.

The “bad news” is that the RSS reader that Digg is designing isn’t ready for you to use right now. It’s still being created. However, the “good news” is that they are seeking input about what, exactly, you would like to see in their RSS reader. Leave them a comment on their blog, and there is potential that they will incorporate it. The other “good news” is that when they are finished, there will be another viable alternative to Google Reader.

Bye Buzz – Yahoo Buzz that is

Posted by J Powers at 7:58 PM on April 20, 2011
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Yahoo! continues to condense the Yahoo! Giant. This time, it’s Yahoo! Buzz – the Digg-like site that aggregates news articles. In a statement made on the website, it says:

Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011. As of this date, you will be unable to access the Yahoo! Buzz site. This was a hard decision. However this will help us focus on our core strengths and new innovations.

We appreciate your patronage.

The Yahoo! Buzz Team

In the last 6 months, Yahoo! has continued to close down properties. Yahoo! 360, MyBlogLog, AllTheWeb and more. All put in mothballs.

Some properties continue to thrive – for now. Delicious almost saw demise, but Yahoo! corrected by stating the bookmarking site is actually “For Sale” (unless it did get sold. Last time I heard, the sale was unofficial news). Other sites we saw for sale were Yahoo! HotJobs (sold to Monster) and it’s search engine (to Microsoft).

No word why Buzz isn’t getting sold. Maybe they tested the market waters and no one wanted it.

Do You have the Buzz Widget on your Website?

One thing to note – if you installed the Buzz widget on your site, you might want to take it off.

No, not the Google Buzz widget. That’s still around.

Yahoo! Buzz launched Feb 26, 2008 to tepid fanfare. They launched to counter Digg. Earlier this year when content farms got hit with a new Google algorithm, Digg had to restructure. I guess Yahoo just wanted to be done with it.

 

GNC-2011-11-11 #626 Time for some Green Screen.

Posted by geeknews at 10:05 PM on November 11, 2010

Next show I am going to try and do some green screen which should be fun. I played with it tonight before the show and was blown away that I could get a good key here in the hotel room. Lot’s of tech and some new site and sponsor announcements next week.

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Chinese build 15 Story Hotel in 6 days.
RSS apps Shoot out.
Charter to cap your Bandwidth.
Salaries in the Valley.
Scoble questions Arrington.
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Xbox Gaming only 60% of Three Hours Daily!
Steve Jobs Calling.
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Firefox 4 Beta 7 Smoking.
New traffic Cameras = Multiple Tickets.
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Dusting for Carbon Control.
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Digg Staff picking Trending News.
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GNC-2010-08-31 #606 Unique Content it Is!

Posted by geeknews at 12:55 AM on August 31, 2010

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Flawed Climate Report gets Reviewed.
Roku Lowers the Price dramatically.
Chrome7 to Tap Graphics Card.
Hotmail gets Exchange ActiveSync.
Rare Earth Metals get more Rare.
Gulf Stream to Power Florida?
Sony blocks PS3 Hack in Court.
NASA Pictures to Flickr.
UAV for Search and Rescue.
Google and AP kiss and Make Up.
Go Get Dictionary no More!
Samsung Galaxy S Sales!
Mining the Asteroid Belt?
Canadian Consumers win Big on ISP Competition.
Gates + Monsanto = Poor Choice.
First Leashes now RFID Chips!
Did your Twitter App die Today?
Headline Breath Test.
Are you a Pencil Fanatic?
Your Remains Pressed into LP’s.
Top Ten Technologies lost.
Get your iPad next day Delivery.
Autocad 11 for Mac.
10 Soldering Rules.
Gmail Priority Inbox.
iPhone 4 Still Broke.
Go Old School in the Typewriter hack.
SDRNews Update!
Forced to use IE6?
Worlwide Population Chart.
Can’t Tie your Shoes don’t Worry.
Consumer Online Shopping Trends.
Web Aggregation today.
Digg Users Riot.
Clearwire Unlimited 4g Pay as you Go!
Old is a State of Mind!
Retargeting Ads are Annoying.
Evoting Critic out of Jail.

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GNC-2010-06-10 #583 Hot Hot Hot!

Posted by geeknews at 7:39 PM on June 10, 2010

Your Geek is Toast, I have been out in the hot Texas sun all day today.. Working on a new project that is going to excite everyone when I announce what I am up to. I must have drank a gallon of water… But that does not stop the tech news and wait till you hear what a school district is doing it is going to blow you away. The voice mail hotline is open 24/7 619-342-7365 or email the show geeknews@gmail.com You need to listen to win as well.

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Safari the Fastest?
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Electronic Tests?
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Second Life Layoff’s
New XP Exploit!
T-Mobile to get iPhone Next?
iPhone 4 Fragile?
Limewire 1 Billion – BP 75 Million.
Adobe 10.1 Upgrade Now!
Solar Sail Success.
Fed Judge goes against DHS.
* School Sells out!
Judge may rule against Mass Doe Lawsuits.
More Copyright in Canada.
Tailban Hacked :)
Marines have Solution for Oil Spill MOAB!
Asteroid Probe ETA Earth!
How Deep is that Oil Wreck!
Google Background here this morning gone tonight.
25 Safari Extensions.
Twitter Death Sentence.
Kevin Rose to Leave Diggnation.

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GNC-2010-05-06 #573 Become a GNC Insider!

Posted by geeknews at 9:47 PM on May 6, 2010

Some house cleaning and organizing tonight. I lay out some new initiatives that will make it easier to find information about the show. Plus we are announcing the opening of our Cafe Press store thanks to GNC Ohana Sam Garcia. You will find some new links in the show notes tonight to check out as well. Consider becoming a GNC Insider.

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More Kindle Usages.
3D TV Specs out of whack.
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No iPhone for Verizon?
Best Buy in UK a hit.
Your First iPhone App development.
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GNC-2009-07-20 #495 Do you Like Math?

Posted by geeknews at 6:01 PM on July 20, 2009

Do you like math do you live math, i have a request of the Ohana today to help your geek pick something out. Details in the show. Lots of tech today, rare daytime recording enjoy the podcast and be sure to check out the other shows at PodcastMadness.com

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Qwest Upgrades DSL Offering
Eye Telescope amazing medical techology!
TweetMe way Cool!
In flight Wifi Tips
Digg Diggs a Deeper Hole for itself!
Airforce says Ares 1 escape system unsafe!
Apple has lost there minds!
ISS Spacewalk #2
Apple supposed to have Record Quarter!
Microsoft heads off EU Antitrust makes Browser change!
How hacker got access to Twitter via Hotmail
iPhone App approval process in meltdown!
Space Memories past 40 years!
Google Voice to compete with Skype?
Rejected Papers get new voice online!
Japanese Kibo just more gear!
LRO takes picture of Apollo 11 landing site!
Google Moon is live!
Why Japanese Phones are not in the United States!
The ever bigger AT&T iPhone Mess!
Is Internet Business DOA?
Mac Office 2008 SP2
Apple Loves Moms!
RIAA says DRM is Dead!
Online Meeting Schedulers Review.
10 Stats about Twitter.
Real Password Issues.
Data Says were going Mobile!
T-Mobile Going Socials? What For?
The Real cost of the Cloud!
Time Warp and S3 Backups
Kazaa goes Legit
New Apollo 11 Images!
AT&T Loosing Voice mail
Can the Pre Grow Up?
Why you need to Lie to be Secure Online.
256gb USB Drive
Get a cheap notebook!
Toshiba Wifi Picture Frame Integrated with other Services!
Blackberry desktop for Mac soon!
IE8 growth chart

GNC-2009-04-17 #469 Time Warner Smack Down

Posted by geeknews at 2:08 AM on April 17, 2009

Time Warner did not have the guts to do the Interview, they are all scared of you folks but I have a lot of fun with the questions in the show. Should be good for a laugh for all, maybe not Time Warner. Actually I am surprised they have not shut off my Internet.

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NYC Considering Blocking Chatty Cabbies’ Phones
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Twitter can make you immoral, claim scientists
TWC Customers leaving in droves

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New Atomic Clock not very Accurate ;)
Amazon locking out some Kindle users
TWC Runs home to Mama after getting beat down!
Watch out for stuff in your Car
Psystar still delivering PC’s
Nokia business down 90%
TWC PR Disaster o BW Caps
Do you blog Anonymously?
Facebook letting Users Decide TOS Fate
National Geographic Amazing Infinite Photograph
Have Mac – Used P2P – Probably Hacked
Apple Market Sales Down
Internet Sales Tax Maybe coming!
Beyond Stupidity on Dominoes Gag
Move Over User Generated Content on YouTube
IPO for Skype would love to buy some Stock
Those that Snoop get Snooped on!
Cobert gets a Treadmil :) ISS gets Tranquility
SSD Encrypted Drives
Digg retreats on Diggbar
AT&T will have to Pay Apple big to Stay Exclusive on iPhone
Proxy + Crime = Same Jail Time
Swiss ISP say No Logging
Pirate Bay Trial Verdict Today
I Don’t like those Odds 1-221 for for Hubble Mission
Google wants to play Advertiser with Twitter
Kepler begins search for Planets
A PC Users confessions on Mac Usage
NASA may get more Shuttle Money
Twitter Secret or maybe not so Secret announce today
An Idiots View on TWC – BW Caps
iPhone + WSJ = Free Content
Slingplayer iPhone App Approval in Trouble?

GNC-2008-02-15 #348

Posted by geeknews at 9:52 PM on February 14, 2008

Life of a Podcaster on the road at the bottom of the show notes see image. Info on Albuquerque meet up next Tuesday as well.

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Firefox 3
Brain Rewards
95 Year Copyright
Navy gets a Shot at Satellite
Rush ask Steve Jobs for Tech Support
Your Fired
Run on Banks Possible?
7 Salesman Lies
Digg Ad Block
Geez Lets Create a Black Hole
50% of BitTorrent Downloads TV Programs!
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100 ways to use your iPod
More Gmail Delay
Panasonic HD camera
Scoble Cries and the $50.00 Reward
Anti-Comcast Legislation
PS3 and PlayTV
Next Move for YouTube
Google Blacklist
ISS and Columbus ready for Business
P2P Companies go after Comcast

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