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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 [...]
avatarby Tab TimesOctober 31, 20130 comments

Zite 2.0 — a completely redesigned ‘intelligent magazine’ for iPad

This week started with the bombshell announcement that Rupert Murdoch is shutting down The Daily, News Corp’s highly touted magazine app for the iPad that had already seen significant cutbacks this past summer in staffing and original content. But while The Daily’s problems have been well-chronicled (including the decision to limit distribution to iPad users), there is plenty of activity in the world of online magazine publishing. Zite, which along with Flipboard, was an early player in the personalized news app for iPad, has just announced “a complete redesign” of its app. The free Zite 2.0, pitched as an “intelligent [...]
avatarby Tab TimesDecember 5, 20120 comments

Google takes Currents worldwide, improves syncing feature

Version 1.1 allows users around the world to be able to download Currents though Google Play or the iTunes App Store, while the expanding coverage also enables these users to add their favorite local blogs to their Currents reading list, including The Guardian in the UK, LaStampa in Italy, Financial Times Deutschland in Germany, and ABC News in Australia. That is not all in terms of changes however, with Google now incorporating Google Translate into the app so that readers can translate any edition into one of the 38 supported languages, and adding enhanced content syncing so content can be updated on a more regular basis. Furthermore, Google Currents now [...]
avatarby Tab TimesApril 12, 20120 comments
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