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Mozilla acquires Pocket – What a perfect fit

by Todd Haselton | February 27, 2017February 27, 2017 6:00 pm PST

Read it Later, maker of the popular app and browser plug-in “Pocket” that allows users to save articles for reading later, was recently acquired by Mozilla. What a perfect fit, though I certainly didn’t see this coming.


Mozilla announced the news on Monday, noting that the acquisition is part of Mozilla’s current strategy to experiemnt more, particularly as it scales. “As our first strategic acquisition, Pocket contributes to our strategy by growing our mobile presence and providing people everywhere with powerful tools to discover and access high quality web content, on their terms, independent of platform or content silo,” Mozilla said.

Pocket lives on

Pocket will continue to live on, just as a Mozilla product instead of a standalone entity. Mozilla also suggested that it’ll continue to be available across iOS, Android, Chrome, Windows and Mac.”Pocket’s core team and technology will also accelerate Mozilla’s broader Context Graph initiative,” Mozilla said. Terms of the acquisition weren’t revealed.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...