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Washington Post reportedly hiring Digg staff, leaving the site's future uncertain

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According to a new report, the Washington Post is in the process of acquiring the bulk of Digg's technology staff, leaving the future of the site unknown.

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Things are looking grim for the future of Digg, as AllThingsD is now reporting that the Washington Post is in the process of acquiring the site's core technology team, leaving only a skeleton crew intact. Rumors emerged earlier today suggesting that the publishing giant had plans to acquire the entirety of the company, but sources familiar with the negotiations claim that the Washington Post will use the talent acquisition to take advantage of Digg's Social Reader Facebook app. Despite losing the bulk of its technology team, Digg's remaining staff reportedly plan on attempting to find new ways to leverage the site's traffic and brand recognition.