Digg Inc. turns up site redesign to capture more clicks - San Fr. “Once we get the user experience right, I think monetizing it will be a piece of cake,” says Adelson of the revamped site.
Digg Inc. has set the foundation for becoming something much bigger. The San Francisco social news aggregation company, founded in 2004, has completely overhauled its back-end operations and is starting this week to roll out a radical redesign of its web site to allow for more personalization by users and curation of news on more topics. “We’ve completely thrown out the entire web site as it exists today.
We rewrote everything,” said CEO Jay Adelson, who in mid-1998 co-founded Equinix Inc., a Foster City-based publicly traded data center operator that has a $4 billion market capitalization and had $882.5 million in revenue last year. Adelson left Equinix in October 2005. Digg — which allows users to submit and vote on links to content elsewhere on the Internet — is also hiring, having recently brought on the 100th employee, up from 85 in January. iCyte Creates Sharable Bookmarks from Highlighted Text.
This post is part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups.
If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: iCyte Quick Pitch: iCyte saves webpages with highlights, tags and notes. Search and retrieve your webpages (cytes). Genius Idea: When you browse the web, you visit more websites than you can keep track of, and sometimes your web browser's bookmarks can become unwieldy when you're trying to save very specific information for later review. iCyte tries to solve this problem by allowing you to highlight text on any website displayed by the Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers, then bookmark the highlighted text in the cloud so you can either share it with someone else or review it yourself at a later time. Setup is quick: You just install the browser plugin and create an account. Sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark. Home. Keep your websites iCyte lets you save webpages & PDF's exactly as you remember them.
Don't worry, we've crafted our saver to reflect every last detail. Organize your work or play iCyte's realtime search ensures you'll instantly find what you're looking for. Remember why it's important with your highlights, tags and notes. Collaborate on projects Invite others to your iCyte projects to keep everyone in sync. Meet the iCyte Saver iCyte is a more powerful way to keep your online world. Carbon Copy When you save a site, our pioneering technology produces a carbon copy just like you remember. Save the World We archive HTML, CSS and images to ensure that every detail is captured. In the Cloud Your Cytes are accessible anywhere you are. Cross Browsers with iCyte Wherever the web takes you, we're there -- no matter the browser. iCyte has been tailored to fit all popular browsers. iCyte Plugin Integrated into Firefox and Internet Explorer, our plugin allows for a seamless browsing experience. Zotero.
Collaborative bookmarking with lists. Earlier this month we added stars in search so that you can easily mark and rediscover your favorite websites.
Today we’re debuting lists in Google Bookmarks, an experimental new feature that helps you easily share those sites with friends. Bookmarks are a great way to keep track of your favorite content across the web and we want to help you share them with your friends. To use lists, visit Google Bookmarks at google.com/bookmarks or by clicking “Manage all” in your Google Toolbar. From there, select the links you want to share and click “Copy to list.” Lists are private by default, but once you’ve created one you can share it with specific friends or even publish it to the web. Is Digg the future of social news? Mashable's Pete Cashmore says Digg can rise again if it helps us tackle "information overload.
" Mashable's Pete Cashmore: Digg could make a comeback on the Web Digg announces it will give users home pages, similar to those on Facebook or Twitter Those pages may give Digg some of its authority and appeal back, Cashmore says Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media. He writes a weekly column about social networking and technology for CNN.com. London, England (CNN) -- Social voting site Digg this week unveiled plans to become a hub for sharing links on the Web.
If your friends are sharing media on Facebook, Twitter and other sites, Digg wants to provide a personalized home page that filters the Web based on your friends' activities. Could it work? Facebook, Twitter ... Emmet Labs.