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TechCrunch’s Super Secret Spy Subdomain

Earlier today, TechCrunch Co-editor, Erick Schonfeld made a blog post about his issues with Firefox 3.5.  However, in that blog post, he posted a screenshot (see below) which included a tab labeled “TechCrunch Spy”.  Purposely or not, it stirred some discussion in the comments.  Thinking it would be too obvious (I tried it anyway), and I typed spy.techcrunch.com into my address bar, and sure enough, a password protected web page appeared.  So what is this TechCrunch Spy?

I have a couple of guesses (both speculative – right after the jump)

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Digg’s New Dupe Detection Fails

Today, Digg launched their new dupe detection system.  However, there is one slight problem – it doesn’t seem to be working.  As you can see in the screen shot below there are two stories on the Digg front page covering the exact same topic – the new dupe detection system.  Ironic isn’t it?

diggdupefail

So is it really working? Are the kinks fully worked out? Apparently not. The first story listed (which isn’t from the Digg blog itself) was submitted approximately 8 minutes before the Digg blog article but did not hit the front page first. Is Digg just playing favorites here or is the system not working?

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