Oh Boy! Pinterest acquires my favorite read-it-later app Instapaper
It was announced today that Pinterest has acquired one of my favorite read-it-later apps Instapaper. I have to say that doesn’t excite me. Actually just the opposite.
It seems that every time a great app gets bought by one of the big boys things end up changing and in most cases, not for the better. It may not be right away but give it a year.
We use the information you provide to operate Instapaper’s features. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to accomplish Instapaper’s functionality.
In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.
Now as we all know, Pinterest is a free service and it’s being paid for with user data.
See the possibility here? I hope this never happens.