Re: Mozilla acquires Pocket to gain a foothold on mobile devices
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:19:20 -0500
- From: "Wolf K." <wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Mozilla acquires Pocket to gain a foothold on mobile devices
On 2017-02-27 22:48, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Wolf K. graced us with on 2/27/2017
On 2017-02-27 15:17, 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?
Honestly, I never used the function and wonder if anyone has and what
their thoughts on its usefulness either for or against it.
The clue is "mobile devices". For some strange reason, it's a PITA to
download items from a webpage when using the phone to browse the web.
ah, that may make some sense for those using smartphones in that way.
Oddly, the only thing I use my smartphone for is for, you know, mobile
phoning and Google Maps for GPS navigation.
Keep in mind that a lot of "apps" are actually automated links to
websites, some of which turn link to other sites when you select from
the displayed items.
It's called "opinion" because it's not knowledge.
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