A Brief History of Instapaper
Instapaper has a pretty interesting history. Instapaper was developed by Marco Arment who launched it in 2008. It quickly gained millions of users, and in 2013 Arment sold Instapaper to Betaworks. Then in 2016, Betaworks sold Instapaper to Pinterest.
Now, less than two years since Pinterest acquired Instapaper, the note-taking app is coming out on its own again. Pinterest is stepping aside as the people who have actually been working on the app since 2013 are making Instapaper independent again.
Instapaper regains its independence
On the Instapaper blog, the Instapaper team announced that «Pinterest has entered into an agreement to transfer ownership of Instapaper to Instant Paper, Inc.» It is «a new company owned and run by the same people who have been working on Instapaper ever since.» […] 2013″.
The team states that Instapaper «will continue to be built and maintained by the same people who have worked on Instapaper for the past five years» who will «continue to offer a robust service focused on readers and the reading experience for the foreseeable future.» «.