#101 - Brian Donohue


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Brian Donohue is President of Instapaper and a Product Engineering Manager at Pinterest.
You can find him on Twitter @bthdonohue.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
00:19 - The history of Instapaper
8:19 - Free competitors enter the market
10:19 - How Brian joined Instapaper
14:34 - Transitioning from paid to freemium
19:19 - Pinterest's acquisition of Instapaper
26:34 - Moving to California
29:04 - Working on Instapaper within Pinterest
32:19 - Spinning Instapaper out of Pinterest
42:34 - Jareau Wadé asks - What types of product integrations could Pinterest have done with Instapaper?
50:04 - Ryan Hoover asks - I’m curious how he and the team balance simplicity with new feature development/product expansion.
54:19 - Raymond Durk asks - I love the rapid reading mode but would also love a voice enabled mode where the Google Assistant or Siri reads it. Speaking of I'd use it on my Google Home to listen to news if that was a skill.
57:39 - Brian Kim asks - Any growth hacks that worked well?
1:00:04 - Gustaf Alströmer asks - How does it make time for focused time to catch up on everything he saves? What are his best productivity hacks related to this?
1:03:44 - Backpacking

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