In 2012, Betaworks purchased Digg; a year later in 2013, the company announced a revamped list of priorities placing a successor to Google Reader at the top, and acquired Instapaper a few months later. As Brian Bishop pointed out in Instapaper acquired by Betaworks, owner of Digg, the Instapaper-RSS reader combination uniquely positions Betaworks to emerge as a major player on the internet in the combing years. As an extremely innovation-friendly company, I am very excited to see what Betaworks releases in the coming weeks and months. I have high hopes for the company, as I am sure many others do as well. And apparently, rightly so.