Tag Archive for ‘Pinterest’

Instapaper Is Going Independent ➝

From Instapaper’s weblog:

Today, we’re announcing that Pinterest has entered into an agreement to transfer ownership of Instapaper to Instant Paper, Inc., a new company owned and operated by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013. The ownership transfer will occur after a 21 day waiting period designed to give our users fair notice about the change of control with respect to their personal information.

The fact that Instapaper has changed hands so many times over the past five years doesn’t instill confidence in the service’s future. But I would rather Instapaper be independently owned and operated then exist as a subsidiary of Pinterest. I’ve had Instapaper installed on my iPhone for almost as long as the App Store has existed. I want the service to succeed because I use it everyday. And I hope that this change will afford them the freedom necessary to flourish.

Instapaper Is Joining Pinterest ➝

From the Instapaper weblog:

Today, we’re excited to announce that Instapaper is joining Pinterest. […]

For you, the Instapaper end user and customer, nothing changes. The Instapaper team will be moving from betaworks in New York City to Pinterest’s headquarters in San Francisco, and we’ll continue to make Instapaper a great place to save and read articles.

Instapaper CEO Brian Donohue insists that there are no plans to shutdown or materially change the service in the short- or long-term. But you can never be too sure. If you rely on Instapaper, it would be wise to find an alternative that you can switch to if things ever start to go south.

Pinterest Announces ‘App Pins’ ➝

Julie Black, Pinterest Product Manager, writing on Pinterest’s official weblog:

Now if you’re on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll see another kind of Pin: app Pins. Let’s say you’re Pinning workout inspiration to your Marathon Training board. If you see a fitness app that helps you reach your goals, you can download it right from Pinterest.

When you come across an app Pin, tap Install to download the app right to your iPhone or iPad without ever leaving Pinterest (you’ll only see app Pins when you’re using the Pinterest app on your iPhone or iPad).

Interesting collaboration between Apple and Pinterest. Although it’s only been a few days, I wonder how successful it will be given that every Pinterest user I’ve talked to hasn’t seen any app pins yet.