Liz Gannes

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Betaworks Takes Over News-Saving App Instapaper

Betaworks has bought Instapaper, the read-it-later service built and run by Marco Arment. The widely read developer said on his blog today that he wanted to focus on other projects, and Betaworks — which is also in the midst of revamping Digg — would give Instapaper the staff and attention it deserved. While Instapaper had sustained itself as a paid app, competitor Pocket already took the company-building route and raised $7.5 million over two rounds.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald