Digg Sold to Betaworks and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Social Media Site Digg Sold to Betaworks
Once the biggest social media site around, Digg has been sold to Betaworks for a reported price of just $500,000. Though Digg CEO Matt Williams claims that price is actually higher, the figure is extremely low for the company that once had millions in revenue and was rumored to sell to Google for $200 million.
Twilio Announces Global SMS
Cloud communications company Twilio has announced global SMS capabilities, giving Twilio developers the ability to send and receive SMS messages to over 150 countries. Twilio has also added support for a variety of new languages to Twilio SMS, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Greek and Russian.
Android Hits 51.8% Market Share in the U.S.
According to a new report by Nielsen, Android has reached a 51.8% market share in the U.S. Google’s mobile platform is followed by iOS with a 34.3% market share, while the rest is divided between RIM’s BlackBerry (8.1%) and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 platforms (4.3%).