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Flipboard arrives on Windows 8.1 with Live Tile support

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

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. (Stay current on how tablets are transforming the media and advertising industry: Sign up for the free Tablets for Marketing, Media & Commerce newsletter.) Source article
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Flipboard inks content deal for People, InStyle, Time & Fortune magazines

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

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

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

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. Flipboard, which has [...]
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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

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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