It has been about a week since Betaworks acquired Digg. Now Betaworks is announcing that they will have a brand new version of Digg in less than 2 weeks from the gronud up. The Digg team is 10 people and they will be working day and night on the new project.
“We acquired Digg because we all need a product to help [us] find, read, and understand what the Internet is talking about right now,” said Betaworks. Digg once “represented the messiness of the Internet at its best.”
“The old Digg infrastructure was expensive and it afforded us little latitude to innovate and build at a fast clip,” said Betaworks. “So four weeks ago, we set an aggressive goal to move to a new infrastructure by August 1. We are starting with a fresh code base — it’s modern, it’s fast, and it’s shiny and new.”
Betaworks runs companies like Bit.ly, Chartbeat, and Bloglovin’. “We have little time and fewer resources to focus on anything but the user, who is our first, second, and third priority,” added Betaworks.