The founder of Digg.com talks about sitting down with the heads of News Corp. and IAC in an interview on Big Think. "When I sat down with [Murdoch] it was a hand-holding process," says Kevin Rose, whose site is reportedly now being courted by Google. "When I sat down with Barry Diller, he was telling me about my business...it blew my mind." Rose is also amazed by Al Gore.
While several companies have made offers for Digg, Rose has refused to sell the site, which has already profited from an ad deal with Microsoft. Since Rose is practically the mascot of his own site, he'll want an owner who knows what they're buying, which probably rules out Old Man Murdoch for good. But he'll also want the site to grow, which IAC can't promise. So what will Rose think after meeting with Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page?