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PM Says Coke Enquiry Should Be Completed Early 2011

first_imgPM Says Coke Enquiry Should Be Completed Early 2011 Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 20, 2010 RelatedPM Says Coke Enquiry Should Be Completed Early 2011 RelatedPM Says Coke Enquiry Should Be Completed Early 2011 RelatedPM Says Coke Enquiry Should Be Completed Early 2011center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Commission of Enquiry into the handling of the extradition of Christopher Coke, as well as the engagement of the US law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, should be completed early next year.Prime Minister Bruce Golding informed the House of Representatives Tuesday (October19) of the membership of the Commission, its Terms of Reference and that a full report is expected to be submitted to the Governor General by February 28, 2011.The Commission will be chaired by veteran Attorney-at-Law Hon Emil George O.J. and will also comprise retired Civil Servant and member of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT), Hon. Anthony Irons O.J. and another veteran Attorney-at-Law, Donald Scharschmidt.“The specific terms of Reference of the Commission are to enquire into issues relating to the extradition request for Christopher Coke by the Government of the United States of America; (as well as) the manner and procedure in which the request was handled by the Government of Jamaica and the role and conduct of the various public officials who handled the extradition request,” Mr. Golding said.The investigations will also examine whether there was any misconduct on the part of any person in any of these matters and, if so, to make recommendations for the referral of such persons to the relevant authority or disciplinary body for appropriate action.Mr. Golding announced October 12 that the Government would establish the commission, in response to requests from the Opposition People’s National Party and interest groups.Coke was extradited to the United States in June. He was wanted by the American authorities on alleged drug and gun running charges. The Prime Minister said Manatt, Phelps and Phillips was contracted by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to lobby US officials on extradition issues. Advertisementslast_img read more

Sega Europe announces fully recyclable packaging for all PC titles

first_imgSega Europe announces fully recyclable packaging for all PC titlesBuilding on work from Sports Interactive last year, Sega Europe introduces blanket policy for PC titlesHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 30th January 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSegaSEGA EuropeSega Europe is abandoning plastic packaging for its physical games, after it today announced the introduction of recycled cardboard cases for all its PC products. The news comes just months after Sega subsidiary Sports Interactive revealed it would be using specially designed recyclable cardboard cases for Football Manager 2020. Studio director Miles Jacobson said at the time that he hoped the wider industry would soon follow suit. Now, three months later, Sega Europe has expanded upon the work done by Sports Interactive to deliver recyclable packaging across its entire PC portfolio, starting with Total War: Rome II – Enemy at the Games Edition, which is set to release next week. Much like the packaging used by Sports Interactive for Football Manager 2020, the new cases are more expensive to produce, but are made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. This increase is partially offset by savings in shipping costs, thanks to the reduced weight overall. Sega Europe quoted Jacobson’s initial statement on the additional cost, saying it’s “a price worth paying to help secure the planet’s future.” “This initiative underlines Sega Europe’s commitment to reducing its plastic waste and its ongoing efforts to implement environmentally friendly business practices,” said Sega Europe president and COO Gary Dale. It was estimated that the decision to go green with Football Manager 2020 would prevent up to 20 tonnes of plastic waste. Sega were unable to provide figures on how much waste this portfolio-wide move could prevent, but suggested it would be exponential. Related JobsLocalisation QA Tester- FTC SEGA EuropeAssociate Producer SEGA EuropeTCH Localisation Tester SEGA EuropeDiscover more jobs in games Dale continued: “We’d like to reiterate Miles [Jacobson’s] plea from September 2019 to the entertainment industries to investigate similar packaging solutions, across movies, games and music so we can collectively observe a drastic reduction in the production of plastic packaging and its associated waste and pollution, over the coming years.” The new packaging will be used for all Sega Europe PC titles, and will be distributed globally; this includes games from Relic, Two Point, Sports Interactive, Creative Assembly, and Amplitude Studios. Sega America PC titles are digital only. Notably missing from the announcement, however, was any mention of console titles from Sega. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, a Sega Europe representative clarified that the company must adhere to first-party guidelines, and is currently restricted from making its own recyclable packaging for games released on PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesSega reportedly accuses SteamDB of Yakuza piracyUpdate: Japanese publisher says page on stat-tracking site was “incorrectly flagged” by anti-piracy softwareBy James Batchelor A month agoSega is Metacritic’s publisher of the yearThe Persona 5 Royal and Yakuza 0 publisher is followed by Annapurna Interactive and CapcomBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Prologis Sells I-10 West Business Center for $3.9M

first_imgPrologis, Inc. — owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate — sold the I-10 West Business Center in Phoenix for $3.925M to TRPF III/TCC – I-10 West (Trammel Crow and Thackeray Partners, Dallas).Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve Lindley with Cassidy Turley’s Capital Markets group represented Prologis during the sale of the ±81,571 SF, 3-building industrial center at 5536 and 5546 W. Roosevelt and 5045 W. Latham.“I-10 West Business Center is ideally positioned to outperform the current market,” Buckley said. “Located in the largest industrial submarket in the Valley, the property had the ideal combination of in-place income, with 100 percent occupancy and upside potential for additional income as the market strengthens and rents and value improves.”Built in 1986, I-10 West Business Center is a multi-tenant industrial property. It was fully leased to seven tenants at the time of sale. The occupants include USALCO, Ltd., Smalley & Company, 8 Net, Inc., Clayton Glass and Batesville Logistics.In other Cassidy Turley deals:>> Bank of the West closed on the sale of a ±18,133 SF industrial property at 4280 W. Opportunity Way in Anthem. The undisclosed buyer purchased the property, which was built in 2005, for $910,000. Paul Sweetland, SIOR, with Cassidy Turley’s Industrial Group (formerly with Voit Real Estate Services) represented the sellers. Cushman and Wakefield represented the buyers. Voit is the property management company for the building.>> Enright Capital of Calgary, Alberta, purchased Ahwatukee Foothills Corporate Park for $6.8M from Midfirst Bank. Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve Lindley with Cassidy Turley’s Capital Markets group represented Midfirst in the sale of the ±87,772 SF, 4-building flex office property at 4621-4633 Chandler Blvd. in Phoenix.“Ahwatukee Foothills Corporate Park has an ideal location for flex office and medical tenants, serving three of the wealthiest zip codes in Metropolitan Phoenix,” Cartledge said. “The property was 59 percent occupied at the time of sale, allowing Enright to substantially increase the value add of the property by leasing out the vacant space.”Enright also owns two properties in Scottsdale; Westar Center, a ±43,550 SF industrial/showroom and Zocallo Plaza, a ±51,195 SF retail center. The Canadian investment company purchased both Scottsdale properties in 2011.last_img read more

EU opens investigation into Praxair-Linde merger

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Bombers undefeated after two in Chilliwack

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers remain undefeated following two games today at the 16-team Best of the Best High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament in Chilliwack.LVR opened with a 3-1 victory over Valleyview of Kamloops. Kevin Lewis, Eric Norberg and Luke Mori scored for the Bombers.The Bombers then ran into a red-hot goalkeeper, playing to a scoreless draw against G.W. Graham of Chilliwack.LVR has one more game in the day to conclude the round robin draw against Vancouver’s Handworth Royals.Other teams in the tournament are from Northern B.C., the Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Vancouver regions.The round robin record determines where teams advance into the playoff round.The final is set for 2:15 p.m. Friday. [email protected]last_img

Galway And Dublin Name Teams For Sunday’s TG4 LGFA All-Ireland Senior Football Final

first_imgGalway and Dublin have named their teams for Sunday’sTG4 All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park. Galway Manager Tim Rabbitt has gone for an unchangedstarting fifteen from the side that beat Mayo in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. Dublin manager Mick Bohan has made two changes for Sunday’s game. 2017 Footballer of the Year Noelle Healy comes into starting line-up, along with Jennifer Dunne.Niamh Hetherton and the injured Nicole Owens are the players to make way.Tommy Devane has more…We also conclude our preview of Sundays Final by hearing from Sarah Conneely and Sarah Lynch who both spoke to Tommy at the recent Press event. We start first with Dunmore McHales’ Sarah Conneally We now hear from Naomh Anna Leitir Mór’s Sarah Lynch The Galway Team to face Dublin in the All-Ireland Final is…1. Lisa Murphy (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)2. Sinéad Burke (Ballyboden St Enda’s)3. Nicola Ward (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)4. Sarah Lynch (Naomh Anna Leitir Mór)5. Orla Murphy (Claregalway)6. Barbara Hannon (Dunmore McHales)7. Charlotte Cooney (Claregalway)8. Louise Ward (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)9. Áine McDonagh (Moycullen)10. Olivia Divilly (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)11. Megan Glynn (Claregalway)12. Mairéad Seoighe (Clonbur)13. Tracey Leonard (Corofin)14. Sarah Conneally (Dunmore McHales)15. Roisín Leonard (Corofin)Bigmatch statsPathsto the FinalGalway:TG4 Connacht FinalGalway 1-12 Mayo 3-6TG4 Connacht Final ReplayGalway 3-7 Mayo 0-9TG4 All-Ireland QualifierGalway 1-14 Kerry 1-10TG4 All-Ireland QualifierGalway 2-13 Westmeath 1-3TG4 All-Ireland quarter-finalGalway 1-12 Waterford 2-4TG4 All-Ireland semi-finalGalway 2-10 Mayo 2-9For:10-68Against:9-41Scorers:Tracey Leonard 3-26 (14f)Róisín Leonard 1-13 (6f)Sarah Conneally 0-10Mairéad Seoighe: 2-2Megan Glynn 1-5Louise Ward 2-1Leanne Coen 1-1Áine McDonagh 0-4Olivia Divilly 0-3Nicola Ward 0-1Sinéad Burke 0-1Lucy Hannon 0-1DublinTG4 Leinster SFC FinalDublin 4-11 Westmeath 1-7TG4 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier:Dublin 5-15 Waterford 2-6TG4 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier:Dublin 3-20 Monaghan 0-4TG4 All-Ireland quarter-finalDublin 5-15 Kerry 2-9TG4 All-Ireland semi-final:Dublin 2-11 Cork 0-11For:19-72Against:5-37Scorers:Sinéad Aherne – 4-19 (2-0 pen, 13f)Niamh McEvoy 4-11 (0-6f)Oonagh Whyte 2-7Lyndsey Davey 2-6 (0-1f)Nicole Owens 2-5Caoimhe O’Connor 3-0Carla Rowe 1-6Noelle Healy 0-5Niamh Hetherton 1-0Sinéad Goldrick 0-3Kate Sullivan 0-2Siobhan Woods 0-2Jennifer Dunne 0-1Emma McDonagh 0-1Aoife Kane 0-1Lauren Magee 0-1Siobhán McGrath 0-1Éabha Rutledge 0-1 Back Row L-RBronagh Murphy, Riona Ni Flahartha, Lucy Hannon, Babs Hannon, Mairead Coyne, Roisin Ni Chonghaile, Lisa Murphy, Dearbhla Gower, Nicola Ward, Aine McDonagh, Louise Ward, Sarah Conneally, Sarah Lynch, Noelle Connolly.Front Row L-RLeanne Coen, Shauna Molloy, Orla Murphy, Fabienne Cooney, Olivia Divilly, Mairead Seoighe, Tracey Leonard, Sinead Burke, Megan Glynn, Charlotte Cooney, Roisin Leonard, Amy Coen.Missing: Ailbhe Davoren print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Paulo Gazzaniga the hero as Tottenham down Hornets on pens

first_imgDELE ALLI sealed Spurs’ shootout victory on his Milton Keynes  homecoming.The England star scored the vital  penalty after keeper Paulo Gazzaniga had saved efforts by Etienne Capoue and Domingos Quina.9 Dele Alli and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga were the shootout heroes for SpursCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9 Dele Alli was spot on as he equalised for Spurs with just under ten minutes remainingCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdIt was a crazy end to a crazy night at a crazy venue where we saw three sets of supporters watched two teams score four goals in normal time.The last three came in the final eight minutes as Spurs trailed and then led before Capoue’s 89th-minute leveller.At least it made the journey to Stadium MK worthwhile for thousands of fans who were delayed by road and rail problems worthwhile.Mauricio Pochettino fielded a stronger-than-expected team, despite making eight changes from Saturday’s 2-1 win at Brighton and giving Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen the night off.9 Erik Lamela thought he had won it for Spurs when he fired them 2-1 up in the final secondsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9 Isaac Success had given Watford the lead at MK DonsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdMind you, he had to. Spurs took enough stick for moving this clash 50 miles without putting out a side full of kids.In fairness, Tottenham’s marketing department did a fine job of filling the stadium with as much club branding as possible to make it feel home.MK Dons followers might not have been too pleased — although AFC Wimbledon would call it karma! Tottenham even brought their own mobile club shop to compete with local vendors who did a roaring trade in half-and-half scarves.Though, surely, with around 1,000 seats snapped up by MK Dons season-ticket holders third-and-third-and-third scarves would have been more appropriate.Unsurprisingly for this most unusual of day trips, the atmosphere in the stands felt decidedly touristy.And on the pitch the match started like an exhibition game with neither team seemingly sure as to which should assume the role of the home side.Dele, the night’s main draw on his return to his former club, nearly gave the locals what they wanted to see when Lucas Moura’s volley across the face of goal was just too far ahead of the England midfielder at the far post.Watford’s ex-Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes then got down well at the feet of Lucas Moura following his fellow Brazilian’s burst into the box.But it was the Hornets who finished the first half the stronger as Success fired a shot from the edge of the box down Paulo Gazzaniga’s throat before Marc Navarro tested the Spurs stopper from even further out.Spaniard Navarro was clearly just setting his sights as moments later his 35-yard curler flew just over the bar.9 Christian Kabasele was sent off for this foul on Dele AlliCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9 Paulo Gazzaniga saved twice in the shootout to earn victory for TottenhamCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9 The Hornets will be stinging after their cruel defeatCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdSpurs’ Toby Alderweireld then made a last-ditch tackle to deny Ken Sema a strike on goal just before the break.This should have shaken up Spurs going but they came out for the second half just as sluggish and went behind just 41 seconds after the restart.Isaac Success latched onto Kiko  Femenia’s pass and smashed a shot past Gazzaniga in front of the 4,000 travelling fans — plus 1,000 or so neutral ones!Femenia almost added a second goal just two minutes later as he shot straight at Gazzaniga.Full Premier League weekend preview including Chelsea v Liverpool and Man City v Brighton Dele, who was still known as Alli the last time he played a home match here, skied a volley way over and sub Heung-Min Son had a shot cleared off line by Ben Wilmot as Spurs looked doomed.But Dele levelled with an 81st-minute penalty after Christian Kabasele was sent off for bringing him down in the box.9 The Argentine goalkeeper came up trumps for Spurs in the Carabao CupCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd9 Tottenham are now in the hat for Saturday’s fourth round drawCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdIt was ten-v-ten by then though as Spurs right-back Serge Aurier limped off after Poch had used all three subs.Erik Lamela then looked to have won the game in normal time for Spurs with an 86th minute strike after being played in by Mousa Dembele.But, incredibly, ex-Spurs midfielder Capoue made it 2-2 with a last gasp shot that was deflected off Ben Davies.Dream Team’s football agents give all the news from the Premier League match week 6last_img read more

Columbus Catholic girls basketball blasts Granton

first_imgDons improve to 5-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team thoroughly dominated Granton on Thursday night, beating the Bulldogs 57-13 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup at Columbus Catholic High School.The Dons led 28-5 at halftime and doubled their advantage in the second half.The Dons forced 31 turnovers and held Granton to 18 percent shooting (5 of 28).Kendra Baierl had 13 points, and Morgan Albrecht added nine points and five steals for Columbus (5-1, 3-0 Cloverbelt East).The Dons have a week off before returning to action Friday, Dec. 9, at Owen-Withee.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 57, Bulldogs 13Granton 5 8 – 13Columbus Catholic 28 29 – 57GRANTON (13): Alaina Strey 2-8 1-2 5, Cassidie Pontratz 1-2 0-0 2, Jaden Gardner 0-0 0-0 0, Makayla Kleiman 0-2 0-0 0, Rhiannon Reimer 1-5 0-0 2, Kayla Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Walfer 1-10 2-3 4. FG: 5-28. FT: 3-5. 3-pointers: 0-4 (Strey 0-1, Reimer 0-3). Rebounds: 18 (Walfer 6). Turnovers: 31. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: none. Record: 0-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (57): Taylor Tolppi 0-2 0-0 0, Annika Brown 0-2 0-2 0, Morgan Albrecht 4-8 0-0 9, Hailey Roehl 2-5 1-4 5, Baylie Neider 3-5 0-0 6, Maren Seefluth 0-2 2-2 2, Kendra Baierl 6-10 1-2 13, Addison Baierl 1-1 0-0 2, McKenzie Hansen 2-6 0-0 4, Katie Hall 1-2 1-2 3, Natalie Pospyhalla 0-6 1-2 1, Zoe Stratman 1-4 2-2 4, Marissa Immerfall 4-8 0-0 8. FG: 24-61. FT: 8-16. 3-pointers: 1-6 (Albrecht 1-1, Neider 0-2, Pospyhalla 0-3). Rebounds: 27 (Stratman 5). Turnovers: 9. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: none. Record: 5-1, 3-0 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

Zuma suspends police commissioner

first_img24 October 2011South African President Jacob Zuma has suspended National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele while a newly established board of inquiry probes allegations of misconduct against him.“I have … decided to suspend the national commissioner from duty with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the inquiry, in terms of section 8 (3) (a) read with Section 9 (1) of the South African Police Service Act,” Zuma announced at a special media briefing in Pretoria on Monday.The President said he had established a board of inquiry into allegations of misconduct against Cele, to make findings and recommendations. He added that Cele would be entitled to his full salary, allowances, privileges and benefits during his period of suspension.“In August, I informed the National Commissioner, General Bheki Cele, of my intention to institute a board of inquiry to look into the allegations of misconduct, in relation to the procurement of office accommodation for the South African Police Service, as per the findings and recommendations of the Public Protector,” Zuma said.During her investigation into the lease agreements for police headquarters in Pretoria and offices in Durban, South Africa’s Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, found that Cele’s conduct as the SAPS’ accounting officer was improper, unlawful conduct which amounted to maladministration.Madonsela’s first report on the police leasing deals, released in February, pertained to her investigation into the deal for the Middestad building in Pretoria, which was leased for R500-million from businessman Roux Shabangu.The second, released in July, scrutinised the R1.16-billion leasing of Transnet Tower in Durban, also from Shabangu.Madonsela found that the leases were unlawful, invalid and “fatally flawed”.Zuma said the board of inquiry would be chaired by retired Justice Yvonne Mokgoro. Other members of the board are Advocate Terry Motau SC and Adv Anthea Platt.The President said Major-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi would serve as acting national commissioner until further notice.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

How Instapaper Was Created & its Plan to Add Social Features

first_imgrichard macmanus So when the iPad was announced and the SDK for it, I knew I needed an iPad app in addition to the iPhone app. I also decided pretty early on that I would make a universal app which would work on both – preferably optimized interfaces for each one – and that was only half done [at the time the iPad was announced]. The question was really whether I wanted to release that in advance of the launch of the iPad, so it would be there on day one. But I would never have a chance to actually try it on an iPad before submitting it, which is certainly a risk. Or I could wait until after I used an iPad physically and optimize it, then submit it afterward. I chose to go with the option of having it there on day one [i.e. releasing it before the iPad launched] and taking that risk. And it worked out alright. The first version was functional. It was not pretty, but it worked. And yeah, there were some buttons which were badly placed, the colors were way too bright, the screen was much brighter than I thought it would be. So I made a few tweaks and released an update, a couple of weeks later.RM: I’m finding the Instapaper app very useful on iPad, for example when I’m using Flipboard and I can save articles I find there to read later on. I like the integration with other apps in the App Store as well.MA: Thanks. That’s been a huge benefit for Instapaper. The first app I ever made was for Tweetie for iPhone. Now, almost every mobile Twitter client and almost every mobile feed reader has a ‘Send to Instapaper’ feature. RM: What are the main usage patterns that you’ve noticed so far with Instapaper – and has anything surprised you about how people are using it? Whether on the iPhone, or iPad or even on the web.“At least half of my paid app sales are from the iPad.”MA: Yeah, there have been few surprises. One of the biggest was when I first launched the iPhone app, I thought that it would just be people who are already familiar with the web app – that they’d want the iPhone app to go along with it. Okay, that’s pretty much the way I use it. I use the web app first and the iPhone app as an accessory to it. And what surprised me was from the very beginning – and it still holds true today – how many people do both the browsing and the reading on the iPhone. Instapaper is really optimized for browsing on the computer and then reading on the iPhone. But a lot of people just do everything on the iPhone. Another big surprise was that the iPad has taken off like crazy. At least half of my paid app sales are from the iPad, which given the size of its relative installed base (iPad versus the iPhone), that’s a pretty impressive number. The iPad has proven to be a better device for reading content than even I expected. I had high hopes for it, but I thought it would be about the same for reading as the iPhone. And it ended up that a lot more people find the bigger screen more comfortable. So a lot more people are reading web content on the iPad than on the iPhone.RM: Yes, that’s certainly been my experience. So is the success of the iPad what prompted you to go full time on the business?MA: Oh sure, that was a huge part. Especially because the iPad sales [of Instapaper] have more than doubled my overall sales since the iPad came out. So it finally gave me enough momentum to take it full time.RM: Right. And are you hiring other people in the business?MA: Not at the moment. I do have a contractor who edits the front page editor’s picks, also called “Give me something to read.” It’s the popular, good, long form stories saved by users. So I have a contractor who does that. But otherwise it’s just me.In the future I might hire employees to help out with certain things, but I have no immediate plans to do that.The Future of InstapaperRM: Let’s discuss the future of the product. Do you plan to expand to other delivery platforms, or are you going to stay focused on iPad and iPhone?“I’m going to make a full feature API, so that other people can write clients for [Android, Blackberry, etc]”MA: For now, I’m certainly focusing on the iOS platform and also on the Kindle. I really do like the Kindle a lot. It’s a much smaller market, but it’s a very devoted and very hardcore market – people who really love reading. So right now it’s iOS and Kindle. I don’t have any immediate plans to support Android or Blackberry, or other mobile platforms directly. But what I’m going to do is make a full feature API, so that other people can write clients for those if they want to.Right now there are a few Android clients that are unofficial, but because there’s no good official API they have just kind of scraped the site to try and make it work. And it’s worked with mixed success. So hopefully a real API will encourage better clients to be made.RM: Will Instapaper add more social sharing and curation features in the near future? [hat-tip Justin Houk for suggesting this question via Twitter]MA: That’s a good question. One thing I do want to do is have better export support for services that will help you with long-time archival. Things like Evernote, Delicious and Pinboard. So I definitely want to add those. I wouldn’t really classify any of those, except maybe Delicious, as social though. And Delicious, while it is technically social, I don’t think it’s really used like that as much anymore – if it ever was. So I want to add features that help people with their own organization. I also want to add features that help people with information overload management. I don’t want Instapaper to just be another bucket for the thousands of items that you have deal with and that you feel obligated and burdened by. That’s the last thing I want. So what I really want to do is give people tools to help them manage information overload [so] that it’s not a burden, that relieves them of stress rather than adding to it. “I have a few draft ideas in my head [for] sharing features.”Regarding social features, I have a few draft ideas in my head of some kind of sharing features. For the most part they’re very, very alpha stage. But even in my head there’s something I roughly want to do. It’s the kind of feature that before I was doing this full time, which was only two weeks ago, I would never have had the time to do non-essential features like that. Now that I have time to do that sort of thing, I will probably explore those options in the future. Related Posts Tags:#Interviews#Social Bookmarking#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A common theme of our product innovation series has been exploring applications that take advantage of new devices – and the user experience patterns that evolve out of that. Instapaper is perfect example of this. It started out as a web application, then embraced smart phones, and now it’s being used by many iPad owners. In a nutshell, Instapaper is an app that saves web pages for reading later. But unlike older ‘web 2.0’ social bookmarking services, it doesn’t just bookmark a web page. Instapaper saves a copy of the content so it can be read later, offline if need be, within the app. Instapaper was launched in January 2008 by the co-founder of Tumblr, Marco Arment. In fact Arment has only just gone full-time with Instapaper, announcing last month that he’s moving on from Tumblr after 4 years as its lead developer. He has big plans for Instapaper as a business, as you’ll discover in this interview.Richard MacManus: So you’ve just left Tumblr and you’re working full time on Instapaper now. Are you turning it into a business? Marco Arment: Yes, that’s correct. It’s more continuing it as a business, because it’s kind of always been one. Just now I have more time to spend on it. RM: How did you come up with the idea for Instapaper and what was the inspiration for it? MA: I’d just gotten an iPhone in the fall of ’07. I would find things during the workday that I wanted to read, but I was at work – so I really couldn’t. I would skim articles [or] I would open a tab and never go back to it, until my browser crashed and then I forgot about it. Or some other non-solution to this problem. [chuckle] And then similarly, I had to commute on the train everyday for about an hour or two. When I was on the train, I had my iPhone and I could browse the internet – but only before it went underground. There were a load of things I had to read. So I made Instapaper just for myself, really, and didn’t even tell anybody about it for about three months after I made it. I just used it myself, just because I wanted something to use to temporarily store those links – so that I could save them at work and read them on the train. That’s how it started and it was very, very basic. In the beginning, there wasn’t even a text view. And the reason I got the text view was because mobile Safari [on iPhone] would kick pages out of memory if you load it too much. And so what I was trying to do was load a bunch of pages at once, before the train went underground and before I lost my connectivity for about 25 minutes or so. The text view allowed me to store more than in the mobile browser, because they were much lighter.Also when I would scroll on the iPhone, I hated if I accidentally lost the alignment in the column I was reading. It would accidentally scroll drag me a little bit and I couldn’t scroll it up again. [chuckle] So I made it single-column reading. “It was popular very quickly, far past my expectations. I wasn’t sure if anybody else would find it useful.”I told a couple of friends about it, about three months in, and they loved it. So on January 26th, 2008, I made my initial blog post about it and it just exploded! It was popular very quickly, far past my expectations. I wasn’t sure if anybody else would find it useful. [laughter] I figured that I just thought of myself, that it’s useful to me but… I was very pleasantly surprised by its reception. RM: What was the time period between the time that you came up with the idea and when you launched Instapaper in January 2008? MA: It was about three months. RM: So it was a very quick development process… MA: Yeah. I developed the basics of the service in about two nights. It was a very basic service. And I already had a lot of the framework. I already had a lot of that written for other things, including Tumblr. It was in a language I already knew and a framework I already knew. And so I made the entire first draft of the service, I guess you can call it, in about two nights. How the iPad Version Was DevelopedRM: And when did you come up with the iPad version of Instapaper and the idea of integrating that with iPad apps?MA: I was already doing all these weird mobile Safari apps, so I jumped right on the opportunity to make a real app as soon as it came. I was in the iPhone store on day one, of course. Sorry, actually on day two or three. [chuckle] I tried to be there on day one but missed it. Anyway, so I was in the iPad store right in summer ’08 when it launched. 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