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71: Richard Ziade - Readability

June 13, 2012 at 9:00PM • 57 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this episode, Jeffrey speaks with founding partner and CEO of Readability, Richard Ziade.

Special guest Richard Ziade.

Sponsored by An Event Apart.

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Rich Ziade is a founding partner and CEO of Readability. You can reach Rich at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @richziade.

Readability started off as a simple, Javascript-based reading tool that turned any web page into a customizable reading view. It was released by Arc90 (as an Arc90 Lab experiment), a New York City-based design and technology shop, back in early 2009. It's used by legions of readers today to make the web a more pleasant place to read. The original Readability codebase is embedded in a host of applications, including Apple's Safari 5 browser (the Safari Reader feature), the Amazon Kindle and popular iPad applications like Flipboard and Reeder.