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Digg’s founder, Kevin Rose (right) sales his social-news site after it was overtaken by rival Reddit

Trending: How Digg's popularity was dug up by Reddit

The 13th most-popular story on Reddit on Friday lunchtime concerned the sale of its rival "social-news" site, Digg, for a reported $500,000 (£324,000), to the tech-development firm Betaworks.

EU accused of pushing anti-piracy Agreement through back-door

The European Union has been accused of trying to push through a controversial deal, which would force internet service providers to hand over the personal details of anyone suspected of infringing copyright online, by the back door.

Forbidden in YouTube deal

YouTube has signed up the Aim-listed video-editing specialists Forbidden Technologies to help it cover the London Olympics.

Booming digital sales could put Auto Trader out of print

Booming digital revenues now make up almost 80 per cent of sales at Auto Trader and could hasten the end of the print version of the car-classifieds magazine in 12-18 months.

Cult of youth: young bloggers like Martha Payne (pictures) are flourishing

I'm just checking my Google referrals, Mum

School-age bloggers are helping to document everything from dodgy dinners to tween fashion. But can they stay safe in the wilds of the web? Gillian Orr finds out

The ordinary everyday superstars of YouTube

It's not just cats on skateboards – there is some serious money being made, reports Guy Adams in Anaheim

TalkTalk still trails on customer complaints

TalkTalk is the UK's most complained-about broadband service provider, according to new figures from Ofcom.

A shortage of skilled staff threatens the success of firms at London's technology hub in Old Street

Does not compute: UK's 'Silicon Roundabout' hit by lack of brain power

Skills shortage is hampering the hub of Britain's internet companies

Lord Sugar to launch long-awaited internet based television service YouView next week

YouView, the long-awaited internet based television service which is intended to be the next generation of Freeview, will finally be launched by Lord Sugar next week.

One of Buzzfeed’s 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Random clicks of kindness in an age of trolls

We hear about Twitter trolls and online abuse every day. But there is a movement towards altruism and joy – if you know where to look, says Rhodri Marsden

European entrepreneurs are risk averse, says Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, said entrepreneurs in Europe lack ambition compared to those in Silicon Valley, as his micro-blogging website announced plans to expand its advertising sales in 50 new countries by the end of the year.

'Sonogram art' - photoshopping the scan over the stomach of the mother and uploading it to facebook - is apparently the next best thing for soon-to-be parents

Trending: Now being shared, the insta-sonogram


MTV takes Twitter's hashtag function to the next level

For a certain generation of twentysomethings, the slippage of online terminology into everyday speech is inevitable. Lol.

Justin B. Smith: “If you look at the business people operating in this new economy, they are people who are in a sense post-national”

The Atlantic aims to make waves for the digital business news world

The American publishing house behind the 155-year old magazine The Atlantic is set to launch a digital business news service which threatens the global position of the Financial Times and The Economist.

Executed Today is the new blog that recalls history's executions

Trending: Cheer up... read the Executed Today blog

And you thought you were having a bad day? Every morning, Executed Today, a blog ( and a Twitter account (@executedtoday), recalls an execution that took place on the same date in history. Yesterday, it was a group of East German soldiers who in 1953 refused to open fire on demonstrators protesting against Communist repression in Magdeburg; the soldiers disappeared, and their bullet-ridden bodies were not found until 45 years later. On Sunday, it was Charles Stoddart and Arthur Conolly, two British diplomats beheaded in 1842 by Nasrullah Khan, the ruler of the city of Bukhara in present-day Uzbekistan. The blog also offers lists of the "10 executions that defined the 1990s", and the "10 executions that defined the 2000s", from Timothy McVeigh (2001) to Saddam Hussein (2006). Executed Today is neither pro- nor anti-death penalty, its author claims, though "I am, personally, a death-penalty opponent".

On the last day of campaigning before the polling booths open, the SNP leader has written to voters in a final attempt to convince them to vote for independence
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The former Doctor Who actor is to play a vicar is search of a wife

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Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama

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Jack Huston is the new Ben-Hur

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