Re: Mozilla acquires Pocket to gain a foothold on mobile devices
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:21:26 -0500
- From: WaltS48 <thalionusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Mozilla acquires Pocket to gain a foothold on mobile devices
On 02/27/2017 03:17 PM, Sailfish wrote:
Mozilla has acquired Pocket, a kind of DVR for the internet, for an
undisclosed sum. The nine-year-old company, which makes tools for
saving articles and videos to view them later, is Mozilla’s first
acquisition. It represents a homecoming of sorts for Pocket, which
began life as a Firefox extension before eventually expanding its team
and building a suite of apps for every major platform. Pocket has been
Firefox’s default read-it-later service since 2015.
I seem to recall there was a controversy with this several releases
back. Wasn't it an integrated part of an earlier set of releases and
later pulled out and make an optional extension?
It was made a system add-on, and although optional, it isn't removable.
Users can see it listed under the Extensions heading in Troubleshooting
Information aka about:support. Along with a few others, I did not know
Honestly, I never used the function and wonder if anyone has and what
their thoughts on its usefulness either for or against it.
I've never used it because it is another username/password to create and
manage. It replaced an experimental feature that I did try and found I'd
rather bookmark the page, than save it for later. I think bookmarking
did that. The name of the feature escapes me.
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