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Flipboard has launched a major redesign of its social-magazine app, adding smarter curation tools using technology from Zite, which it acquired in March, as well as a daily newspaper-style magazine that will be curated by the company’s editorial staff
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A Japanese news-recommendation app called SmartNews that mines Twitter for topical content has raised $36 million and says it plans to use those funds to expand into North America and take on Flipboard
The content you want is out there — somewhere. Fortunately, several innovative startups are helping you find that content faster and, in the process, are bringing the realm of content delivery and discovery closer to the Holy Grail of true, meaningful and accurate personalization.
Flipboard, a leading mobile news-reading and content-sharing app, is acquiring one of its main competitors — an app called Zite — from CNN for a reported $60 million and forming an advertising and content partnership with CNN for all of the media giant’s content
Pause puts the play button in the music mag: The new iPad magazine from the makers of Shuffler.fm combines the best in music writing with music and videos.
Flipboard is rolling out new features that group content into sections for easy browsing, in much the same way that traditional print magazines do — in part to help keep readers from feeling overwhelmed by a never-ending ocean of content
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Medium has launched a redesign focusing more on the visual power of its posts, and has also changed the way that collections work to give more power to collection curators or “editors”
Simply building a good mobile app isn’t enough to guarantee success. It’s far more complicated when you still have to consider Android v. iOS and a broad range of devices and screen sizes to code for.
Brands are seeing success with Flipboard’s custom magazines: The company says that between 10 and 20 percent of users who click on a brand’s magazine actually end up subscribing to it.
Random House launched custom magazines on Flipboard for two of its bestselling authors, George R.R. Martin and Margaret Atwood.
Flipboard’s custom magazines have only been available through its mobile apps until now, but on Tuesday the company announced that it is bringing them to the web.
Facebook is reportedly working on a mobile news-reading app. Details are scant, but according to a WSJ report, the current iteration of the app has a Flipboard-like interface.
The Financial Times is the latest publisher to strike a partnership with Flipboard. The deal is interesting because the FT recently left another third-party platform, iTunes.
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Flipboard’s new curation tools for creating custom magazines may appeal to individual users, but they will likely also appeal to advertisers and other brands — and therein lies the potential for real media disruption.
Google Reader is one of the top-three tools I use to do my job — and Twitter and Flipboard aren’t good substitutes.
If LinkedIn were to buy the Pulse news-recommendation app — something a number of reports say could be in the works — it would give the corporate social network a powerful way of filtering content for its users.
A good number of companies are trying to create the best social reader for news and information, but no one’s really emerged a clear winner yet. Thirst is moving from a Twitter client to news reader in an attempt to capture part of the market.
Social magazine Flipboard added eight new employees this week, including three former Hulu executives, bringing the company’s total head count to 77.
Perhaps in fear of Samsung forking Android for its own use, Google is reportedly working with its Motorola resources on an “X Phone” with unique features. Flipboard finally debuts on Android tablets while Samsung continues to leverage large phone screens with its Galaxy Grand.
Android users of Flipboard have a tablet-optimized version of the popular newsreader now. Instead of a scaled-up version of the popular news reader, Android tablet owners get a magazine-like experience similar to that of Flipboard’s 2010 debut on the Apple iPad.
Prismatic, a San Francisco-based startup that uses machine-learning algorithms to recommend news and other content to users based on their social activity, has raised a $15-million Series A round from a star-studded group of investors including Accel Partners and Russian investor Yuri Milner.
Did investor love for designers just jump the shark? Nah, but it’s a long-brewing trend that continues to get even bigger.
Legendary Silicon Valley investment firm Kleiner Perkins is announcing a Design Fellows program Tuesday, giving current design students the opportunity to spend a summer in Silicon Valley working on design-related projects with noted tech firms, marrying the importance of design and tech.
Social news app Flipboard aims to help readers discover books in a new partnership with Apple’s iBookstore. Flipboard takes a cut of each book sale made via its platform.
Introducing RoadMap Book, which we’ve designed and printed to exclusively give to all our RoadMap attendees. RoadMap, coming up on November 5th in San Francisco, is focused on design in the age of connectedness, and our book features interviews and essays from thought leaders.
Startups that are focused on design are emerging as the web and mobile industry’s most successful companies. What does it take to make a commitment to design? Mike McCue, Flipboard’s co-founder and CEO has some ideas.
The app start-up has made waves by aggregating text web articles as though they were magazine pages. Now it wants to do the same for video.
Prismatic, a news-filtering service, has launched an iPhone app that founder Bradford Cross says makes the experience of reading news on a mobile device appealing for the first time, because it strips away all of the clutter that tends to slow down mobile news sites.
Pocket, the web-content-saving company formerly known as Read It Later, has raised $5 million in a Series B funding round and will use the money to expand its platform. The company now has nearly six million users.
News-aggregation services Flipboard and Pulse have both signed deals this week to distribute content from a mainstream outlet — one the New York Times and the other the Wall Street Journal — but they are taking very different approaches when it comes to monetizing those relationships.
A partnership between the New York Times and Flipboard isn’t just noteworthy because it is a first for the newspaper. It could also be a sign that the NYT‘s philosophical approach toward content in the digital age might be changing for the better.
The New York Times is launching a new initiative, “NYT Everywhere,” designed to bring its content to third-party platforms. Its first partnership under the new program is with social magazine Flipboard. The paywall is coming along too.
Flipboard, Apple’s 2010 iPad app of the year, is finally launching on Android phones worldwide and will also be available on the Kindle Fire and on Nook tablets. The personalized news magazine app will also incorporate Google+ and YouTube for the first time.
Details of the expected Nexus 7 tablet, appeared in server logs this week. It appears Google has a 7-inch, quad-core slate to debut at its I/O event later this month. Flipboard opened a beta for Android users while Motorola’s smart watch gains Twitter and Facebook.
Flipboard for Android launched exclusively on Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The reading app is an iOS fave due to its intuitive page flipping interface, many news sources and connectivity to social networking sites. Here’s how to register and get Flipboard for Android beta on your phone.
Flipboard has long been a showcase app for iOS. When Samsung introduced its new Galaxy S III, however, it said that Flipboard would debut on the handset as an Android exclusive. It didn’t take long for the installation file to appear on the web.
The Economist’s CEO thinks news publishing will be all-digital at some point in the near- to mid-term. But he sees services like Flipboard re-using his content to take its revenue along the way.
Read It Later is making its app completely free — no more premium version — and renaming it Pocket to express the fact that users can save any type of content, not just articles.
Flipboard’s iPhone application has clocked up a million downloads in the week since it went live, the company tells paidContent.
On the iPad, few would deny that Flipboard is a category leader; its delivery of personalized, multi-source news is pretty hard to top. Now, the Flipboard team has brought that class-defining experience to the iPhone, in a way that makes perfect sense for the smaller screen.
After demonstrating how tablets trump smartphones and PCs for leisurely and long-form reading, iPad’s new wave of magazine-like content aggr…
Flipboard, which made its name with a slick iPad app, is now branching out. The company is announcing a brand new iPhone app that is slick, sticky and addictive. The game plan, according to CEO Mike McCue, is to take attention away from the old-fashioned browser.
Earlier this year you may recall that everyone’s favorite iPad reading app Flipboard was blocked in China. But apparently the GFW ain’t no t…
News aggregation app Flipboard has introduced new features to support its upcoming iPhone version, whilst also apparently preparing to re-la…
On Wednesday, Yahoo released its Livestand app, which combines aspects of apps like Flipboard and Zite with the digital magazine rack concept of Apple’s Newsstand. I took the app through its paces to see how the hybrid approach holds up in the face of the competition.
The mobile apps and services founders speaking at Mobilize 2011 this week gave some great advice for startups to follow. We picked out some of the best tips from Pandora, Flipboard, Instagram, Hipmunk, Formspring and Grey Area.
Flipboard was created out of a desire to reinvent media consumption for a digital and tablet age, but that doesn’t mean it can’t help existing publications repair their damaged business models, editorial director Josh Quittner told attendees at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference in San Francisco on Monday.
Fotopedia, the visual storytelling startup founded by former Apple scientists, is turning its magazine-like travel photography app into an actual digital magazine called Fotopedia Magazine, an online publication focused on travel and culture. The digital platform of choice for distribution is another popular iPad app: Flipboard.
Demand for slick news aggregation services on mobile devices has not escaped Google’s attention. According to reports, the company is planni…
News.me, the social news-curation app that was developed at the New York Times and then incubated by Betaworks, has been spun off as a separate company to sink or swim on its own. But can it compete with giants like Flipboard and other newer competitors?
Despite the firing of Bartz, Yahoo is not out of the woods yet. It’s time for a complete face lift of Yahoo’s board. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang needs to bring on folks who have a deeper understanding of the changes around and ahead of the company.
AOL’s new Editions iPad app, billed as a “daily magazine that reads you,” is now available in the App Store. It’s actually remarkably smart and sexy, but can Editions hope to make a significant splash when similar apps like Flipboard already seem so firmly entrenched?
Designer Andy Rutledge has been getting slammed for a blog post about the flaws that afflict most major news websites such as the New York Times — but his biggest mistake is arguing that news sites should avoid social-media elements, when the exact opposite is true.
Flipboard has taken the next step in its move to become a one-stop digital magazine by launching a partnership with traditional publishers like Conde Nast to push their ads into its app. Can the company succeed at digital advertising when so many other players have failed?
I previously gave Android device owners eight reasons to try the Dolphin Browser, and today the company adds reason number nine. The newest version of the popular third-party browser adds a Webzine feature, turning the browsing experience into a magazine-like platform to read top-tier content.
Flipboard, one of the first iPad applications to really take advantage of the new device’s touch interface to create a kind of digital magazine, today released a series of updates and new features that turn the app into even more of a tablet-based newsstand.
As the recent report from the FCC on the future of media makes clear, describing the industry’s problems is a lot easier than coming up with solutions. Washington Post managing editor Raju Narisetti doesn’t have any answers either, but says now isn’t the time for incrementalism.
Apps like Flipboard and Zite are showing traditional media entities what readers really want when it comes to mobile content consumption: smart aggregation, customization and personalization, and a better interface. If publishers don’t find a way to ride that wave, they will be crushed by it.
Social reader app Flipboard says it has raised a $50 million funding round at a staggering $200 million valuation. The new money, which come…
Flipboard isn’t making money from publishers yet but it’s getting closer. A deal with Oprah that goes live today marks the first time that t…
A new iPad app called Zite is the latest entrant in the race to build the “Daily Me,” a personalized newspaper that learns what you like. No one has really won this race yet, although Flipboard appears to be leading — and where is Google?
Yahoo unveiled a new personalized digital newstand app called Livestand that will serve as a showcase for magazine content on tablets but will eventually drive the overall Yahoo experience across all devices. Livestand represents Yahoo’s drive to become more mobile and personal.
The good news first: Flipboard, the popular iPad app that lets users aggregate its social media and news feeds into one unified, magazine-li…
When Flipboard first arrived on the scene, it was essentially just a browser for Twitter and Facebook. But now the company has introduced support for Google Reader feeds, Flickr photos and other real-time media streams, as it tries to become a one-stop iPad portal for content.
Flipboard launched in July to rave reviews and intense interest in an iPad app that made Twitter and Facebook look downright glossy. But unt…
Mike McCue, the founder of Palo Alto, Calif.-based mobile media company, Flipboard, seems to have figured out a business model for his 20-person company. It revolves around a new kind of ad network, embracing RSS and betting that HTML5 is going to define its future.
Flipboard, a new content-browsing app for the iPad, raises many of the same thorny copyright issues that Google has been dealing with for years on Google News and Google Books. Is it a value-added service that content publishers should be thankful for, or a copyright-infringing parasite?
Flipboard, the new iPad application that formats personal news streams into readable pages, was a hot ticket this week. Quite a bit hotter, it turns out, than anticipated and prepared for. Since launching late Tuesday, the customizable part of Flipboard has been largely non-functional.
Remember how the iPad was supposed to herald a new era of media consumption? Well, that day is finally here — or at least a glimpse of it, with the new iPad application Flipboard, built by a new company of the same name.
Predictably, the tech world is abuzz with talk of Flipboard today.
The new free iPad app is pitching itself, perhaps hyperbolically, as “th…