Company / division: Mozilla
This is an interesting one – Mozilla is mostly still the Firefox browser company, despited repeated recent attempts to become something more, and so I wonder whether the Pocket functionality will end up being embedded into the browser as an equivalent of Safari’s Reading List feature. For now at least, it’s also going to continue to be a standalone app, which is good because I’ve been using it recently as a way to gather links from Twitter and other services to include in Tech Narratives! It’s also fascinating to think of this acquisition as being essentially funded by Yahoo, which of course now provides much of Mozilla’s revenue since it won a bidding war with Google a couple of years back. That’s another relationship that will be very interesting to watch as Verizon takes over, although the deal doesn’t expire until the end of 2019.