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Washington Post Buys Digg Techies ... but Not Digg

Former Web 2.0 darling left for dead
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2012 7:27 AM CDT
Washington Post Buys Digg Techies ... but Not Digg
The Washington Post building is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

(Newser) – The Washington Post may have just dug Digg's grave. Yesterday The Next Web shocked much of the tech world with a report that the Post was buying the once-hot social media site, but it now looks like that's only partially true. TechCrunch later reported that the Post was actually only "acquiring" Digg's tech team, not the site or its assets. Digg, which has been seeking a buyer for months, will be left to fend for itself with whatever staff it has left, while the Post integrates the Digg crew with the team already working on its Social Reader app for Facebook, sources tell All Things Digital. No comment from Digg or the Post. (Read more Washington Post stories.)

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