Marco Arment

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Marco Arment
Portrait of Marco Arment
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 33)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Allegheny College
Occupation iOS developer, Web developer, podcaster
Known for Tumblr, Instapaper, Bugshot, Overcast, Build and Analyze, Neutral, Accidental Tech Podcast

Marco Arment (born June 11, 1982) is an American iOS and Web developer, as well as a technology writer and former magazine editor, living in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.[1] He is known for co-founding Tumblr and creating Instapaper.


Arment attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.


Arment worked as lead developer and chief technology officer (CTO) of the Tumblr microblogging platform and social networking website from its inception in February 2007 until September 2010,[2][3][4] when he left to concentrate fully on Instapaper,[5][6][7] a tool for saving web pages to read later. Arment announced on April 25, 2013, that he had sold the controlling interest in Instapaper to Betaworks.[8]

Between November 2010 and December 2012, Arment hosted a podcast, Build and Analyze, with Dan Benjamin on 5by5 Studios. More recently, he has hosted two podcasts, Neutral and Accidental Tech Podcast, with John Siracusa and Casey Liss.

In October 2012, Arment released The Magazine, an electronic, biweekly publication. In May 2013, one month after the sale of Instapaper, Arment announced he was selling The Magazine to Glenn Fleishman, its editor.[9]

In July 2014, Arment released Overcast, a podcast application for iPhone. The application had been in development since the fall of 2012, and was first publicly announced at the XOXO Festival in October 2013.[10][11] In 2014 Marco invested $50,000 into Gimlet Media.[12]

His blog, which he began in December 2006, averages over 500,000 page views per month as of July 2014.[13]


  1. ^ Williams, Alex. "Creating Hipsturbia". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Frommer, Dan. "Tumblr CTO Steps Down To Focus On Instapaper, Independent Career". Business Insider. Business Insider Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Arment, Marco. "About". Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "About". Tumblr. Tumblr, Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Bilton, Nick. "Instapaper Goes From Hobby to Start-Up". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Dishman, Lydia. "Instapaper Founder Marco Arment's Journey From Bagel Jockey to Publishing Pioneer". Fast Company. Fast Company, Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia. "Marco Arment Leaves Tumblr To Devote Himself To Instapaper". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Arment, Marco. "The next generation of Instapaper". Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Arment, Marco. "I Sold The Magazine, Too". Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Arment, Marco. "Overcast". Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Panzarino, Matthew. "Why Marco Arment Built a Podcast App". TechCrunch. AOL Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alex Blumberg on StartUp podcast, Gimlet Media and the future of podcasting". 
  13. ^ Arment, Marco. "Sponsorship". Retrieved 26 July 2014. 

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