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  • Instapaper goes down for over a day, says a full restore will take a week

    Instapaper goes down for over a day, says a full restore will take a week

    Read-it-later bookmarking service Instapaper, owned by Pinterest since last year’s acquisition, was hit by an extended outage this week. The service came back online yesterday, February 9, after being down since 12:30 PM PT the day prior. However, the company says the issue is not fully resolved – it will take a week for it to restore all its users’ saved articles. Though not… Read More

  • Pinterest launches an ‘Explore’ section for trending topics and ideas

    Pinterest launches an ‘Explore’ section for trending topics and ideas

    Pinterest today is launching a new section of the app that is geared around surfacing trending and top ideas that’ll get additional new content in front of users. Called “Explore,” it’s a new section of Pinterest that pits its recommendation algorithms against trending content across Pinterest from publishers and other sources that’ll get content in front of… Read More

  • Instapaper premium goes free for all users

    Instapaper premium goes free for all users

    Following its acquisition by Pinterest in August, Instapaper’s premium version will now be to all users, the company said today. As part of the acquisition, Instapaper’s team would begin working on Pinterest’s core experience. But the company also said that the app would live on as a separate entity and continue to get updates from the Instapaper team at Pinterest. Now, under… Read More

  • Pinterest acquires Instapaper, which will live on as a separate app

    Pinterest acquires Instapaper, which will live on as a separate app

    Pinterest said today that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. The Instapaper team will both work on the core Pinterest experience and updating Instapaper. Pinterest’s logic here is that one of the company’s core tenets is bookmarking — much like Instapaper’s primary goal with its app. The company has been on… Read More

  • Instapaper Launches ‘Notes’ To Let Users Annotate Text

    Instapaper Launches ‘Notes’ To Let Users Annotate Text

    Instapaper, the app that lets you save and share online articles, has just launched a new annotation functionality called Notes. The feature allows users to select a piece of text from an article or other work, and make comments on that text. By default, Notes is set to private so no one can see your annotations. If they so choose, users can share their notes through the Twitter’s… Read More

  • Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option

    Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option

    Instapaper, the reader app owned by betaworks, has today launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience. With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader (video below), which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and efficient reading experience. The update also brings with it faster saving of articles from mobile… Read More

  • Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

    Instapaper, bringing bookmarks into the future, has just launched a big redesign of the iOS version of the app with loads of new features and a brand new business model. betaworks’-owned Instapaper has always been a paid product, going for between $3 and $4 dollars on mobile and costing approximately $1/month as a subscription. Today, the company is pivoting to entirely free apps and… Read More

  • 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