According to a familiar source, the Washington Post ended up paying $12 million for the Digg team. Around the same time, career social network LinkedIn paid between $3.75 million and $4 million for around 15 different Digg patents including the patent on “click a button to vote up a story”.
Plus the $500,000 that Betaworks paid. All told, looks like Digg was worth more than I (and everyone else who saw the story) thought.
Also: is that really what that patent covers? Whatta load of turds!