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Mozilla acquires Pocket

Mozilla buys Pocket for an undisclosed amount
Pocket joins Mozilla
After starting as a Firefox extension, Pocket expanded its team and then reached every major platform via a suite of apps. Since 2015, it has been Firefox's default read-it-later service and now becomes Mozilla's first corporate acquisition.

Mozilla might have failed in the mobile operating systems market, but they still have a lot going on. Not long after completely killing Firefox OS, the company has decided to complete its first strategic acquisition. Read It Later, Inc. is the company behind well-known Pocket plugin and multi-platform app.

According to the official blog post about this acquisition, "Pocket will join Mozilla’s product portfolio as a new product line alongside the Firefox web browsers with a focus on promoting the discovery and accessibility of high quality web content." The Pocket content recommendation system has around 10 million unique monthly active uses on Android, iOS, and the web, the number of pieces of content saved until now exceeding 3 billion.

As a direct result of this corporate acquisition, Pocket will be integrated as a part of the Mozilla open source project, also becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla Corporation. The financial terms of this deal remain a secret for the time being.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-28 (Update: 2017-03- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.