Kevin Rose

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Digg v1: Betaworks Flushes Seven Years of Internet History Down the Toilet

    The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

    ​Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, and Paul Carr. These are people who believe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    'Google Me' is Real, Will Launch in 2010

    A source very close to the matter told SF Weekly that Google Me does in fact exist, and that Google already has many engineers on the project, a potential rival to Facebook. The search engine is "getting very serious about social," and some early conjecture pegs Google Me as an OpenID project. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?

    Brace yourselves for a series of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them. According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a Facebook competitor, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very credible source" that Google is abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Is Google About to Launch a Facebook Killer?

    Should we brace ourselves for another round of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them? According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a social profile service called, aptly, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very cred ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Video: Crazy Three-Hour iPhone 4 Wait at Apple Store

    Digg founder and Apple fan Kevin Rose just posted this video of the iPhone 4 line currently formed outside of the Union Square Apple store, which seems to be wrapped around multiple blocks. It takes Rose about two minutes and 35 seconds to go from one end of the queue to another, which he hypothesiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Digg Cans 10 Percent of its Staff

    ​One month after a personality-driven shakeup at San Francisco-based left co-founder Jay Adelson out on his ass, 10 percent of his former employees at the social media news site are likewise out the door.Adelson's successor in the CEO's chair, Kevin Rose, today publicized an e-mail he'd s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Dugg: Jay Adelson, Co-Founder of Digg, Out the Door

    Jay Adelson​"There can be only one" is a hell of a line -- best one Highlander had. But you don't get to say it all that often in real life. But, then, you and I aren't high-stakes San Francisco Web movers and shakers. So while many users of the popular San Francisco-based site Digg may have spat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Get Off My Internets: Here's Something You Didn't Care About, and Shouldn't

    My mentor, the journalist Paul Boutin, taught me plenty of rules about developing a story. My favorite is this: If the reader hasn't yet heard about your subject, you need a good reason to tell them about it. Never write a post that goes "here's something you didn't care about, and shouldn't." I dr ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2009

    Just Tweet It

    Wallpaper.’s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    10 Reasons Sightglass Coffee Has Not Returned My Emails

    ​ Image Source: Juliale on Flickr I have been trying to get someone from Sightglass Coffee (270 Seventh Street @ Folsom) to talk to me for well over a month now - to no avail. Who does a person have to touch inappropriately to get in contact with these guys?  Sightglass, according to Twitter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Google's Favorite Places Awards: Strange-Looking and Subject to Graffiti

    The Google award at Humphry Slocombe.On Wednesday, SFoodie's Meredith Brody reported on Google mapping out Alice Waters' favorite places in the Bay Area. That same day, the tech company dropped off exclamation point-looking statues in front of the chosen places of Waters as well as the selections fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Google Maps 'Favorite Places' Unveiled: Local Businesses Welcomed to the Interwebz

    Mayor Gavin Newsom: bears striking resemblance to Will ArnettGoogle Maps unveiled their latest project called "Favorite Places" this afternoon at a press conference/meet and greet/smorgasbord inside City Hall. Local business owners, members of the press, and Mayor Gavin Newsom mingled, networked, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Last Night: Tea Tasting at Samovar Zen Valley

    Janine KahnSamovar's third SF location is built into a Hayes Valley Victorian. Samovar Zen Valley Tea TastingPage at Laguna StreetsMarch 4, 2009Better Than: Brewing a generic, borderline metallic-tasting tea bag in your cold, lonely apartment.The Samovar Tea Lounge's Hayes Valley edition has been up ... More >>

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