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dbreunig
dbreunig:


So good.
Update: If I were Instapaper I’d be recording app usage information, especially length of reading session, start time reading, and location. Using these, I’d build types of reading moments: morning commute, lunchtime, waiting for a flight, before bed… Each of these would be mapped to moments in your day when I expect them to occur, and for how long.
Then, I’d build a feature which could proactively buzz users at times and locations where I expect reading to occur, with a piece just the right length for the moment.


Yeah, great feature (and good suggestion).

dbreunig:

So good.

Update: If I were Instapaper I’d be recording app usage information, especially length of reading session, start time reading, and location. Using these, I’d build types of reading moments: morning commute, lunchtime, waiting for a flight, before bed… Each of these would be mapped to moments in your day when I expect them to occur, and for how long.

Then, I’d build a feature which could proactively buzz users at times and locations where I expect reading to occur, with a piece just the right length for the moment.

Yeah, great feature (and good suggestion).

Marco Arment:

I’m happy to announce that I’ve sold a majority stake in Instapaper to Betaworks. We’ve structured the deal with Instapaper’s health and longevity as the top priority, with incentives to keep it going well into the future. I will continue advising the project indefinitely, while Betaworks will take over its operations, expand its staff, and develop it further.

A seemingly perfect fit for the product going forward. Huge congrats to Marco.