It hasn’t been long enough since Digg started changing its interface – we brought you exclusive screenshots. However, it looks like Digg founder Kevin Rose may have finally said good-bye to the company. Sources claim that Kevin Rose has resigned from Digg, and is pursuing plans for a new startup.
Rose founded Digg in 2004, and Digg immediately became a hit, so much so that all big companies thought of acquiring Digg. Google had a pretty sweet deal going with Digg, estimated cost was some $200 million, however, Google didn’t go through with the deal at the last minute.
Then, came the age of Facebook and Twitter, which have pretty much dominated every other service on the internet. Digg lost substantial amounts of traffic. Kevin Rose, and the then CEO Jay Adelson has a fight, the result of which was that Kevin Rose stopped visiting the office for months in a row. Finally, Adelson was let go, and Matt Williams was hired as the new CEO of Digg.
However, it has been quite clear for sometime that Digg is least on Kevin Rose’s mind. He has been pretty active on a couple of other projects, but not on Digg. As far as the new startup is concerned, there are no details about that just yet. However, it has been said that Kevin Rose as closed a $1 million funding round of the yet to be announced startup.
Kevin Rose tweeted yesterday:
I’ll continue advising Digg / on the board of directors, & taping Diggnation (as i have been since @mwdigg joined)
What does the future hold for Digg and Kevin Rose? That, time will tell.