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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus