Liz Gannes

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Read It Later Trades in Its Literal Name for the More Open-Ended “Pocket”

The most popular source of content on the service Read It Later is YouTube. Thus, its once eminently grokkable name didn’t make as much sense anymore.

So, starting today, Read It Later will be called Pocket. All the San Francisco-based company’s apps will be made free, with a fresh coat of paint today and a freemium model to be introduced later.

Pocket has 4.5 million users who save 400,000 items per day. It’s integrated into apps like Zite, Flipboard and Twitter, and it’s available for iOS, Kindle Fire, Android, Google Chrome and Firefox.

Usage stats from Pocket/Read It Later


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik