Digg sold for $500,000

on July 13, 2012 | Digg | Comments (1)

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Social Bookmarking and news website, Digg has just sold for $500,000 USD plus equity to San Francisco company Betaworks.

Digg was once a very popular social media website and had a massive US and international audience.

Over the years the company received $45 million USD in venture capitalist funding.

Apparently the site still gets over 16 million monthly active users and according to has a rank of 191, which means it is the 191th most popular website in the world according to Alexa.

Also according to Alexa, Digg is the 108th most popular website in Australia.

It will be interesting to see how the site goes under new ownership.

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  • Shan

    Huh, well there you go, there is money to be made in a website! lol

    I honestly thought it may have been worth more. But who would look away at that kind of dough – I think NOT!!!

    Thanks for sharing