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Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

November 15, 2013

The Windows 8.1 application is now live in the Windows Store and will work on both Windows 8 and RT machines.

As with the firm’s iOS and Android apps, readers will find that the conventional controls remain in place. They can still flip through magazines (both curated and those created by other Flipboard users), subscribe and add content to magazines.

That’s where the familiarity ends however as the new app has been slightly tweaked to suit Windows 8. For example, users now need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display action icons like Subscribe, Refresh, Edit and Flip It, while swiping down presents recommended users to follow and magazines [...]

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Flipboard pushes into ecommerce with catalogs

November 11, 2013

With catalogs Flipboard says it can more effectively package a product ad or purchase option next to relevant content — much like magazines pitch space to the advertisers best suited to their audience.

Flipboard has partnered with a handful of brands like Fab, Banana Republic and Birchbox, which will create their own catalogs — filled with their own products and house-tailored ads — for users to peruse from the shopping category in Flipboard’s digital magazine stand.

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Flipboard inks content deal for People, InStyle, Time & Fortune magazines

October 31, 2013

The companies announced the deal on Thursday and the arrangement will see content from the People and InStyle magazines become available immediately to Flipboard users. The Time and Fortune magazines are expected to travel the same path at some point in December.

This is obviously good news for Flipboard in its pursuit of the best publishers but it is also a boon too for Time Inc. According to the press release on the announcement, Flipboard has been “designed to reflect each title’s unique brand experience”, while the pages of these publications will be littered with full-page ad partners. As just one example, Gucci is the advertising launch partner for [...]

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Flipboard: 85 million users and counting

September 12, 2013

The figure was announced by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist John Doerr at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference and subsequently confirmed by a Flipboard spokesperson.

Doerr, an investor who also sits on Flipboard’s board of directors, added that over 1 million people are creating magazines on the platform – a feature added with version 2.0 – and said that there are now three million of these magazines in circulation.

These figure are remarkable considering Flipboard, which has announced a media partnership with New York Times and made its magazines available online in recent times, only had 20 million users this time last [...]

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One-time Flipboard rival Flud prepares to close its doors

July 31, 2013

In an email which was sent out to its users, Flud CEO Bobby Ghoshal confirmed that the firm will look to sell its technology and intellectual property, but didn’t detail the reason behind its exit from the marketplace.

“Flud managed to capture the hearts of millions of you all around the world and we thank you for giving us the opportunity to work for you, every day, for the past three years,” wrote Ghoshal.

“We also want to thank our investors and advisors for believing in our team and our vision, they were instrumental in giving the Flud team a shot.”

Despite being one of the first news aggregators to launch, Flud remained niche [...]

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Surprise: You can now read Flipboard magazines on your desktop

July 23, 2013

The company confirmed the news on its blog today and said that the first step to desktop involves over two million user-created magazines, a feature introduced with Flipboard 2.0 in March, coming to the web.

Current Flipboard users are able to share these magazines via email or social networks, with recipients able to read the content on their desktop, smartphone and tablet browser, even if they don't have a Flipboard account.

As with Flipboard’s apps for iPad, iPhone and Android tablets, readers can “flip” pages from left to right as well as click through to original news sources and subscribe to Flipboard magazines.

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Best New iPad Apps: Get your morning off to the best start, save photos, read news & keep updated on the weather

June 28, 2013
Kickstart your day with Morning

If it takes you a little while to get up and running in the morning you’d be well advised to check out the new Morning for iPad app (iTunes).

Available for $2.99 for a limited time to celebrate its recent launch, the app presents six customizable panels which can show you everything to know as you start your day.

For instance, you can check time and weather, keep track of reminders for the day, see traffic information for your commute and even read news and check stocks.

Of course, most of this information is already available locally on your iPad but Morning brings it all together and with a slick and touch-friendly user [...]

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Watch out Flipboard: Facebook is reportedly building a mobile news reader

June 24, 2013

Citing people with close connections to the company, The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has been working on a news delivery service called 'Reader' for over a year.

The sources say that the service displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a “new visual format tailored for mobile devices” and add that users are able to swipe through articles as they would on Flipboard or other news aggregation apps.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to be watching the project closely, and has even provided feedback on design on more than one occasion, while the service is expected to debut first on Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Flipboard enhances personalized magazines – now you can invite your friends to contribute (video)

June 12, 2013

Flipboard added the Flip It option earlier this year that lets users create their own magazines to add to the popular online magazine rack. TabTimes created several magazines of its own you can find on Flipboard.

Now you can bring friends in who share your same passion or interest in a subject to broaden the content of your magazine. Your c0-curators will see the magazine in their dashboard as well when they’re using Flipboard.

As editor you can invite anyone to co-curate and, once they’ve responded it’s a quick step to accept their participation or even remove them later if necessary.

TabTimes offers four magazines on Flipboard: iPad in [...]
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Create your own Flipboard magazine

May 10, 2013

Among the new features, curators can now promote their covers, see readership stats and control reordering items from a web interface.

Flipboard already offers a wide range of popular magazines online, but with Flip It, you can create your own magazine to add to the popular online magazine rack.

As Flipboard explains in a blog post, the process is pretty straightforward. First you need to create a Flipboard account.Then tap on the + button on any article, photo or video within Flipboard, or get the “Flip It” button and drag it to your browser bar.

Whenever you come across a Web page you want to add to a magazine, click “Flip It.” [...]

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