Digg’s Kevin Rose Says Digg Will Expand Beyond News
MENLO PARK, August 21, 2006 (PodTech News) â€” Digg.com‘s Founder and Chief Architect, Kevin Rose, is having a good time. His “social news” website, Digg.com received about $3 million in funding last year from the Omidyar Network, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen, Greylock Partners and others. Last week, Rose was profiled on the cover of Business Week, which put the site’s numbers at a million daily page views, and called it the 24th most visited web site in the U.S. PodTech’s Catherine Girardeau sat down with Kevin Rose at Farley’s cafÃ© in San Francisco Friday for an interview, as part of PodTech News’ new series, Web 2.0 Voices.
REPORTER’S NOTES: This interview launches a new series on PodTech News, “Web 2.0 Voices.” Let us know who you think we should feature on the series: the companies and people you think are the most innovative voices, right now, in Web 2.0. Some links mentioned in this story: Kevin Rose’s podcast, Diggnation. Diggnation won the Best Technology Podcast in the 2006 Best Podcast Awards. On the cutting room floor, but not to be forgotten: Last FM, Kevin Rose’s current favorite new Web 2.0 company.
— Catherine Girardeau