As part of the recent sale of Digg, a once-high-flying news-sharing site that was blown away by...

|By:, SA News Editor

As part of the recent sale of Digg, a once-high-flying news-sharing site that was blown away by Facebook and Twitter, the Washington Post (WPO) reportedly ended up buying Digg's team for $12M (previous), and LinkedIn (LNKD) bought 15 of the company's patents for $3.75M-$4M. The site itself went to privately-owned Betaworks for $500K-$725K. Google hired Digg founder Kevin Rose in March.