If you love saving articles for reading later, then there’s a good chance that you might have used Pocket. For those who are unfamiliar with Pocket, basically this is an app that lets you save websites for reading later. You can curate a list of websites and they’ll be made available to you whenever you want.

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It even has an extension for browsers such as Chrome so that you can save websites from the desktop and have it sync with the app as well. That being said, it looks like the folks at Mozilla have decided to acquire them. To be more specific, Mozilla has acquired Read It Later Inc., which is the company that made Pocket.

According to Mozilla’s announcement on their website, “As our first strategic acquisition, Pocket contributes to our strategy by growing our mobile presence and providing people everywhere with powerful tools to discover and access high quality web content, on their terms, independent of platform or content silo.”

Also by acquiring Pocket, Mozilla has announced that they will be making the app open-source. From what we can tell Pocket will continue to function similarly as before, at least for now. We’re not sure what specific plans Mozilla has for the app in the future, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.

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