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  • Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages

    Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages

    Two years after acqhiring read-it-later startup Spool, Facebook today launched a basic Pocket competitor called Save. It’s a feature for iOS, Android, and web that lets you store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for Places, Events, Movies, TV shows, and music to a list where you can view them later. While Save doesn’t cache content behind links like Pocket or Instapaper… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    Gillmor Gang: Yotifications

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Alexia Tsotsis, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — react with nervous jokes as all eyes turn to the success of Yo, the single-minded communication app that has one thing on its little mind. But wait a minute, what’s surreally going on here as BetaWorks’ John Borthwick leads an investment round on the love child union of… Read More

  • Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With “Save” Button

    Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With “Save” Button

    Facebook’s quest to become a newspaper has seen it launch multiple News Feeds, the standalone Paper app, trending topics, and more. But you’re not always able to stop what you’re doing and read what you discover, so Facebook is now testing a read-it-later Save button on feed articles that creates a section of bookmarked websites on your profile. Read More

  • Betaworks Updates Instapaper’s Web Reader, Browser Extensions And Mobile Updates To Come

    Betaworks Updates Instapaper’s Web Reader, Browser Extensions And Mobile Updates To Come

    Since Betaworks acquired read later service Instapaper from its creator Marco Arment, the startup studio has been pretty quiet. But the first major update is now right around the corner. The web reader was updated and a beta version is available. According to the blog post, the iOS and Android versions will receive some love as well, and many long standing feature requests will eventually come… Read More

  • Betaworks’ John Borthwick Weighs In On Acquiring Instapaper

    Betaworks’ John Borthwick Weighs In On Acquiring Instapaper

    It was just last week that betaworks announced it had acquired a majority stake in fan-favorite reading service Instapaper, and today on the Disrupt NY stage betaworks CEO John Borthwick shed some new light on the process of striking a deal with Instapaper creator Marco Arment. Read More

  • Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

    Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

    Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor/incubator/holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app Instapaper into the fold. Read More

  • Save For Later Service Pocket Overhauls Its API To Make Things Easier For Its 10,000 Developer Partners

    Save For Later Service Pocket Overhauls Its API To Make Things Easier For Its 10,000 Developer Partners

    Pocket, the online service for saving content for later viewing that began life as Read It Later, today announced a brand new version of its API, designed to make things easier and better for its developer partners, which drive a significant portion of its total activity. Forty-five percent of Pocket’s saves come from third-party sources, the company says. Read More

  • Instapaper Finally Makes Its Android Debut, And It’s Almost Amazing

    Instapaper Finally Makes Its Android Debut, And It’s Almost Amazing

    Given Instapaper creator Marco Arment’s less-than-enthusiastic stance on Android, it didn’t seem like an Android version of his popular story-saving app would ever see the light of day. A handful of people have tried to bring the immensely useful service to Android with varying degrees of success, but Arment and mobile developer Mobelux have surprised us all by offering up their… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • Spool Is Instapaper On Steroids

    Spool Is Instapaper On Steroids

    Spool is a new service aimed at addressing the problem created by the multi-device, multi-screen environment we now live in, where the content consumption experience can vary widely from platform to platform. On iOS devices, for example, you can’t watch Flash videos without serious workarounds. On an iPod Touch or other standalone media player, you need a Wi-Fi signal in order to browse… Read More

  • With ‘Save To Pulse’ Bookmarklet And Chrome Extension, Pulse Enters Instapaper’s Turf

    With ‘Save To Pulse’ Bookmarklet And Chrome Extension, Pulse Enters Instapaper’s Turf

    Alphonso Labs, the fledgling company behind Pulse, a nifty social news reader for iPhone, iPad and Android devices used by roughly 5 million people, aims to pose a challenge to simple bookmarking tool Instapaper (and a range of other bookmarking and ‘read it later’ apps). The startup is today debuting both a bookmarklet and a Chrome add-on that enables users to ‘save stories… Read More

  • The iPad is For Reading: Apple Will Introduce Its Own Newsstand In iOS 5

    When Apple launched subscriptions for iPad publications back in February, it effectively became a digital newsstand. With iOS 5, it will formalize the process with an official Newsstand app, exec Scott Forstall announced today at Apple’s WWDC today. Much like its iBooks app is a store for digital books, Newsstand will be an online magazine rack where you can keep and organize all of… Read More

  • Instapaper Goes Social With Sharing, Likes, And Friends

    I remember when I first fell in love with Instapaper. It was a few years ago, and most people were still using Delicious or worse, their browsers, to bookmark things on the web. Delicious was still solid at the time, but it was also pretty slow. Instapaper was wonderful because it was fast. You hit one button (a bookmarklet) and it saved an article to read later. The reality is that the… Read More

  • Apple Smacks Readability In The Face With Subscription Rules; All SaaS In Trouble

    Apple Smacks Readability In The Face With Subscription Rules; All SaaS In Trouble

    We’ve already been over (and over and over and over and over) Apple’s new iOS subscription rules. And the initial backlash has seemingly cooled down as everyone has moved on to the next hot topic of the hour. But it’s pretty clear that this issue is going to keep surfacing, because it really does screw a lot of developers. And sure enough, it’s already back… Read More

  • Instapaper Releases A Full API — With A Brilliant, Unique Twi$t

    I love Instapaper. Blah blah blah — you all know that by now. But today developer Marco Arment has released something significant that could alter the way the service is used: a full API. And perhaps even more interesting is how he’s released it. In his blog post on the matter, Arment dives into his tough decision making process when it comes to the API. The main problem is that… Read More

  • Readability Just Became Instapaper's Publisher Payment Layer

    Personally, I think the concept behind Readability is pretty awesome. It gives you a way to read all your favorite articles on the web without all of the clutter of the web — meaning, mainly, ads. And the recently-launched payment component is even more interesting because it gives you a way to pay back (in a very small way) your favorite writers/publications that you often read on the web. Read More

  • The Perfect Content Companion For iPad + Instapaper, Longreads Gets A Website

    I’ve been in love with the simple bookmarking service Instapaper for a few years now. The release of the iPad has made it even better. You see, my daily routine now involves using the Instapaper app on the iPad to read all of the longer articles I don’t get to while sitting at my desk. But quite often, it’s hard to find longer articles. That’s where Longreads comes in. As… Read More

  • Pay Now, Read Later: Instapaper Starts Testing Subscriptions

    There are few services I use more on a daily basis than Instapaper. The super-simple bookmarking tool has been my go-to way to come back to articles to read later for a few years now. And with brilliant iPhone and iPad apps, Instapaper has only gotten better with time. So I was happy to hear that developer Marco Arment was stepping down from his role as CTO of Tumblr to focus on the product more. Read More

  • Marco Arment Leaves Tumblr To Devote Himself To Instapaper

    Tumblr CTO and notable blogger Marco Arment announced today that he would be leaving his position at Tumblr to focus on more independent projects. What many in the tech world are curious about is what this means for Instapaper, a service which allows you to “save” web pages in order for you to read them later. Thus far Instapaper has only been a side project for Arment. When asked… Read More

  • Instapaper Pretties Up For iPhone 4 And Gets Page Swiping

    The simple bookmarking tool, Instapaper, is easily one of the best apps available for the iPhone (and iPad). It’s perhaps the perfect way to keep track of and manage online posts (especially long ones) that you want to read later on a mobile device. Seeing as the iPhone 4 was just released today with its new high quality Retina Display to make reading more enjoyable on the go, these two… Read More