Digg Dogged and Dugged
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As I prepare to enter the SXSW digital whirlwind here in Austin for the next several days, Mike Arrington is posting that crowdsourcing news site Digg has engaged the services of investment bank Allen & Co. and preparing for a sale.
I suppose it was inevitable that Digg would eventually get Dugged, and Arrington reports the suitors include both Google and Microsoft, along with two "media/news" companies.
The rumored price range: $200-225M, which could buy Kevin Rose all the beers he'll ever need.
Meanwhile, just south of here and on the day we Texans celebrate the great defense of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, Google encountered some defenses of its own.
According to a story in the LA Times, the Pentagon banned Google's digital mapping vehicles yesterday from all military installations after detailed photographs of San Antone's Fort Sam Houston appeared on Google Maps.
If you haven't used Google Maps, it's Street View feature lets users zoom in on a 360-degree, ground level view of terrain, and it, along with Google Map's satellite imagery, has raised concerns among security and privacy advocates for giving away too much valuable and sensitive information on terror target rich locations.
In this instance, the driver mistakenly accessed the base -- which it is Google's strict policy of not doing -- which begs the question, was said driver using the most up-to-date version of Google Maps???