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.
Sounds like a great move for Instapaper, especially with Marco having to split his time between it and The Magazine these days. Hopefully under Betaworks the seeming stagnation of new features and updates for Instapaper will come to an end. Presumably this will also free up Marco so he'll have have more time to develop something new that we can all love and benefit from.