Digg founder Kevin Rose confirmed on his blog that the Web media site’s new chief executive is Matt Williams, general manager of consumer payments at Amazon.com.
Williams joined Amazon in 1999 when the company acquired his startup, LiveBid.com.
Rose has been interim chief executive since an April shakeup and recently launched a major redesign of the site.
In Rose’s blog post, he included a quote from Williams:
“The launch of version 4 was a big moment for Digg and I believe in the potential of this new platform. There is so much innovation yet to come — being the best in the world at curating news means solving the information overload we all experience every day. The Digg team has already made great strides in this direction and there is much more ahead. I’m excited to join such a talented team and such a vibrant Digg community.”
TechCrunch reported this morning that Williams was hired by Digg.