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The Verge on Pinboard’s Acquisition of Delicious

Apparently Maciej acquired it for $35,000. Former Delicious community manager (and fellow waferbaby alumni) Britta Gustafson is running the twitter account.

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Marco Arment sells majority stake in Instapaper to Betaworks

Didn’t see that one coming. I use Instapaper every single day, and I hope this keeps Instapaper around for a long time and frees up Marco to make more new stuff. From his post:

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.

I’ve been in a similar place before; having a successful project that can continue growing but needs a bigger team and more resources, but you don’t want to make it your entire career. Marco, it seems, felt similarly before he made the decision to sell.

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Twitter Acquires Tweetie

It was only a matter of time before Twitter started getting to the app game. Here’s to hoping Twitter doesn’t wreck my favorite client.

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MSNBC.com acquires EveryBlock

A smart move by MSNBC, the EveryBlock guys are smart.

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Facebook Acquires FriendFeed

Financial terms not disclosed, as usual. The acquisition makes sense as Facebook has basically spent the last 6 months trying to emulate FriendFeed and Twitter.