Kevin Rose, a serial entrepreneur noted for his projects in social news website Digg and Pownce, a defunt microblogging service is now a Google employee, according to reports.
AllThingsD believes Rose and few of his employees associated with his start up incubator Milk has ended up in Google. Google refused to divulge the exact details and even Kevin Rose did not follow up the request to state his views on the report.
Kevin Rose is no alien with the thing called ‘stardom’. He was already touted as a ‘celebrity’ when he started making regular appearance on TechTV and numerous online programs via Revision3 right from an early age. Digg, the popular social news site carved his path towards zooming on to a breakaway success story. He went on to hold the position of CEO in Digg in 2010 but toned down his role in 2011. He opted to stay there donning the role of an adviser.
Digg has served as a smoother avenue for several buyout deals. The $100 million offer put forward by ex-USA Vice President Al Gore would have catapulted Digg on to Gore’s Current Media. And yes, another offer in the offing made by Google in 2008 would have raised the company’s estimates to a staggering $200 million. According to reports, Google backed off from inking the deal in one of the conclusive stages. If rumor mills are believed, even Microsoft and two lesser known media companies also tried their hands out.
Though unrelated to various course of happenings, Kevin Rose has closed the first product of his start up – Oink as well as the idea incubator Milk. Oink made rounds in the arena for just three months but was popular among users with its interactive features like allowing the user assigning review ratings for individual stuffs.
Reports may come up with lots of stuffs and insights but Rose’s association with Google hardly makes any stirring story. Rose, being a successful and innovative enterpreneur is eyed by almost every top notch companies and his stint with Google might just be the beginning of another prosperous chapter of his career.