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Pocket Raises $5 Million for Read It Later Service

Pocket, the Web bookmarking/sharing service formerly known as Read It Later, has raised a $5 million B round, led by previous investors Foundation Capital; Baseline Ventures and Google Ventures also put more money into the company. The company says it has six million users who save more than a million items a day, and is integrated with apps like Twitter and Flipboard. Competitors include Instapaper as well as Apple, which has built a “reading list” function into its operating system.


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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