Ronny Lam


The Next Generation of Instapaper

One of my most favorite Apps is heading into a new phase…

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.

Although Instapaper wasn’t the first reading-later service, it definitely accelerated the market for such services. Congratulations to Marco, who built a personal project and expanded it to an awesome app with a lot of users. This is the logical next step. I wonder what his next project will be besides publishing and podcasting.