Betaworks to pay $500,000 for Digg

The Wall Street Journal:

The price was only about $500,000, three people familiar with the matter said—a pittance for a company that raised $45 million from prominent investors including LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and Marc Andreessen.

It seems like only yesterday that my friends were spamming me with requests to upvote their Diggs links and threads. Of course, that still happens, but the venues are different. Still incredibly annoying. Thanks for that, Digg.