Marco Arment, developer of the beloved read-later app Instapaper:
Instapaper is much bigger today than I could have predicted in 2008, and it has simply grown far beyond what one person can do. To really shine, it needs a full-time staff of at least a few people. But I wouldn’t be very good at hiring and leading a staff, and after more than five years, I’d like an opportunity to try other apps and creative projects. Instapaper needs a new home where it can be staffed and grown, but I didn’t want to give it to a big company that would probably just shut it down in six months.
I am a huge fan of Marco and Instapaper, and while I was surprised at this acquisition, I am happy for Marco and the amazing product he has created. I am glad to hear that Instapaper will live on better than ever, and that Marco will be involved as an adviser.
I am sure that whatever Marco decides to put his newly acquired time and effort into will be as great as Instapaper is.