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According to a report at All Things Digital that quotes sources “close to the situation,” Flipboard is raising a new $50-million round of financing from both new and existing backers that will value the mobile-content publisher at $800 million. The round is reportedly being led by Rizvi Traverse Management and includes Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Index Ventures. The company last raised money in 2011 at a $200-million valuation.

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Circa, the mobile app that breaks the news down into bite-sized pieces, has added a new feature to the web version of its content that allows readers to click and “follow” a story the same way they can with the app — although editor-in-chief Anthony De Rosa noted that doing this only alerts you to an update if you also have the app. A fully web-native version of the alert system is coming soon, De Rosa said, and so is an Android version of the app.

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In what is likely to be the most closely watched technology IPO since Facebook, Twitter is expected to launch a public stock offering next year — according to a report in the Sunday Times, it has already had discussions with a number of investment banks about leading the share issue, which the newspaper says could value Twitter as high as $15 billion.

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