The Story of the Instapaper Developper
I use Instapaper on my Macs and plan to use it on my iPad in the future. Instapaper is one of the more handy web tools out there. Since the developpers started offering this tool from their this small business, they have turned a profit every quarter/year. But pulling this off and building upon their business and product is a science. You can read about it here.
It is encouraging to read a story of a successful expanding small business that makes such a significant impact on tech users at large. Instapaper is innovative in a very un-innovated niche. It was high-time a tool of its effectiveness came about when it did.