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Instapaper Acquired by Betaworks

It will be interesting to watch this play out. I’ve been using Instapaper every day for the past three and a half years. It is a vital part of the workflow I’ve developed for writing this site. Lately though, I’ve been pondering switching over to Pocket1. Instapaper has been pretty stagnant since version 4.0 a year and a half ago. The iOS app hasn’t been updated since September. Today would have been an ideal time to announce an imminent 5.0, yet silence.

It’s easy to see this as the first step toward Instapaper’s death. That sucks.

  1. Their total absence of any revenue stream whatsoever has prevented me from doing so, thus far. ↩︎