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Mozilla Acquires Read it Later Inc., Developers of Pocket

     
11:34 am on Feb 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla has announced the acquisition of Read it later Inc., the developers of Pocket, the content save and sharing app.
Pocket will join Mozilla’s product portfolio as a new product line alongside the Firefox web browsers with a focus on promoting the discovery and accessibility of high quality web content. (Here’s a link to their blog post on the acquisition [getpocket.com]). Pocket’s core team and technology will also accelerate Mozilla’s broader Context Graph initiative. link [blog.mozilla.org]
12:34 pm on Feb 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Real sorry to hear that. It seems the browsers we've all used & supported for years are, one by one, turning against content owners and have found ways to compromise basic copyright law, all in the justification of giving the user "tools."

It was bad enough Mozilla even allowed the Pocket Firefox extension, but now to purchase the company?
1:39 pm on Feb 28, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Chasing customers .... things get broken .... in the process right and wrong get topsy turvy.

As for content theft, heck, that's nothing new and the real thieves never needed Pocket in the first place.
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In all events, one day (I say in 10-15 years from now), the "web" will not longer exist as we know it. There will no longer be web sites, they'll be replaced with applications, which will favor the big names. Information will be collected into giant database, served to these app.
 

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