Whilst at Betaworks, the data science team had developed some tech that could quickly aggregate news from multiple social sources.
I was tasked with finding a use for the technology in a way that might later benefit Digg.
We found white space in creating a product that could deliver the top three trending news stories about any given topic at any time.
To prototype the technology we developed Speed Dial. A fun way to automatically pull (or have sent to you) the top three news stories about a news vertical. We chose to play in the celebrity news space :)
This technology and functionality later went on to be used in building out Digg Categories and later the Digg Slack and Messenger Bots.