Betaworks to purchase Instapaper, Marco Arment to advise "indefinitely"
Betaworks is the company best known for purchasing Digg and bringing it back from the brink. According to the blog post on the sale of Instapaper, Marco Arment says that he reached out to Betaworks, because he knew that he couldn't continue to support Instapaper by himself. The app has gotten too big, so Marco will be handing over the development duties to Betaworks. However, Marco will still be involved with the app, saying that he "will continue advising the project indefinitely, while Betaworks will take over its operations, expand its staff, and develop it further."
Betaworks has said that it believes Instapaper will be a “perfect fit” with Digg and Digg Reader, when it becomes available. So, it sounds like we should not only expect some big changes coming to Instapaper, but quite a lot of social features as well.