Adios, Pocket!

One more tech (feature) company bites the dust. Pocket, the popular read-it-later service, announced today that it's getting acquired by Mozilla to be deeply integrated within the latter's Firefox browser. The move follows Mozilla's decision to offer Pocket integration back in June 2015. It may also be recalled that its chief rival, Instapaper, sold to Pinterest last year.

Pocket, no matter how popular and no matter how many items are saved (3 billion in total at last counting across some 25 million users), at the end is a feature (like Safari's Reading List). Not a company that can sustain on its own. Also how many are reading what they save for later reading? I'm curious. Because I certainly didn't, leading me to eventually delete it. So Pocket, I am not sure if you will be missed.