September 19, 2013
Instapaper Thinks You Should Read This Story

At the center of our vast, electro-digital journalistic infotainment ecosystem, there, hidden behind the more recognizable names of the products it owns, is Betaworks. As I wrote in April,  the company has come to own, in the past year, many of the products which facilitate the distribution of news articles online: It owns Bit.ly, which shortens domain names and tracks their movement across social network. It owns Chartbeat, which tracks live user activity on a website. It owns Digg, and Digg Reader, a social news service and one of the web’s most popular RSS readers.

Betaworks also owns Instapaper, which it bought from the independent developer Marco Arment in the spring. Instapaper is one of the most popular of the read-it-later services, and it’s also the final stop for news articles shared on the web. Text goes there to be read in a clean environment — or, just as often, to die.
Today, we got a taste of what that ownership is letting it do, when Betaworks announced the first major update to Instapaper since Arment sold it. (In fact, it was Instapaper’s first major update since October 2011.)
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Instapaper Thinks You Should Read This Story

At the center of our vast, electro-digital journalistic infotainment ecosystem, there, hidden behind the more recognizable names of the products it owns, is Betaworks. As I wrote in April,  the company has come to own, in the past year, many of the products which facilitate the distribution of news articles online: It owns Bit.ly, which shortens domain names and tracks their movement across social network. It owns Chartbeat, which tracks live user activity on a website. It owns Digg, and Digg Reader, a social news service and one of the web’s most popular RSS readers.

Betaworks also owns Instapaper, which it bought from the independent developer Marco Arment in the spring. Instapaper is one of the most popular of the read-it-later services, and it’s also the final stop for news articles shared on the web. Text goes there to be read in a clean environment — or, just as often, to die.

Today, we got a taste of what that ownership is letting it do, when Betaworks announced the first major update to Instapaper since Arment sold it. (In fact, it was Instapaper’s first major update since October 2011.)

Read more.

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