By Cody Lee on Mar 5, 2014
Flipboard has announced this morning that it has acquired popular news reader app Zite from CNN. The company didn’t disclose pricing details, but word has it that it went for $60 million and part of the deal is that Flipboard will begin syndicating CNN content inside its apps.
For those unfamiliar with the app, it’s billed as an ‘intelligent magazine’ that helps you discover interesting things to read. Almost like a Pandora for RSS feeds, Zite analyzes millions of articles each day to offer you content on over 40K topics based on your habits and preferences… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 29, 2014
Flipboard, the wildly successful magazine-format news aggregator, has updated its iPhone and iPad application with a pair of tweaks while announcing a redesign of Cover Stories aimed at making your story highlights resemble newspaper front pages. In addition to some bug fixes and performance improvements, Flipboard 2.2.3 now makes it possible to add bookmarks to your Safari Reading List.
Another minor change: you can now copy an article’s URL in your device’s browser, then open Flipboard for the option to add it to your magazines. You’ll be more interested in the redesign of Cover Stories which Flipboard hopes will surface more relevant content from your subscriptions… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2013
The social news magazine, Flipboard, has been updated with a new feature allowing you to easily send articles to your friends within the app, receive alerts when other people on Flipboard share stories with you and more.
The new Send to Friend feature allows for frictionless sharing and it couldn’t be easier: you just hit the mail icon in the Share menu and enter your friend’s name or email.
When your recipients get the article, Flipboard will send them a notification to see what you’ve shared with them. Likewise, you too will receive an iOS alert when other people on Flipboard share stories with you. This version of Flipboard, a free download, also includes several bug fixes and performance improvements… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 2, 2013
Flipboard fans will be happy to hear that the app finally got its proper iOS 7 update, bringing the client to version 2.1. The update brings about a ‘fresh, modern look and feel,’ in-line with Apple’s recent firmware release, and several other improvements.
Among them are speed and performance enhancements across all devices, meaning the app should feel noticeably faster on your iPhone and iPad. There’s also a new feature that allows you to change text size, on-screen alerts for new feed items, and more… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 10, 2013
I’m a regular Flipboard users – have been since its inception in December 2010 – and am glad to see this unique social news reader service thriving. It was just two weeks ago that Flipboard announced a $50 million dollar round of funding and less than a month since it signed up its 85 millionth user and now the company has confirmed it’s passed 90 million users.
By any measure, that’s a significant milestone.
Any service that can claim nearly a hundred million users is clearly doing something right and deserves our attention. Turns out Flipboard is doing a lot of things right and I’ve included the most interesting factoids after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 14, 2013
Good news Flipboard users, the aggregating social/news magazine has updated its mobile apps this afternoon with some handy improvements. The update brings the app to version 2.0.5, and it includes a new ‘Top Stories’ section, GIF support, and more.
With version 2.0.5, users can now scan the day’s Top Stories by genre, which are separated into News, Tech, Business and Sports sections. This is useful in that if you subscribe to multiple RSS feeds, you can easily bypass the stuff that doesn’t interest you… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2013
Flipboard users will be happy to hear that the app has just been updated with support for Instagram’s new video feature. Facebook’s popular video sharing service can now capture and post video clips up to 15-seconds in length.
And with the latest Flipboard update, which brings the app to version 2.0.4, you can now open and view these videos within the application. The update also includes new ways to share magazines, and the usual array of bug fixes… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 24, 2013
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook has been quietly working on a new service for the past year that displays content from users and publishers in a format, tailored for mobile devices, similar to Flipboard.
We’ve seen a number of new products this year from Zuckerberg’s team, as the company continues to try and evolve from being ‘just a social networking service.’ There was the search graph, then Facebook Home, and now there’s Reader… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2013
Flipboard released a rather significant update for its iOS app tonight, bringing the social news aggregator to version 2.0. The update includes a few major new features, including custom magazines and user notifications, and other improvements.
Perhaps the biggest addition to the app is the ability to create your own custom magazines. Users can now collect and save content into their own magazines, sort of like Pinterest, allowing users to essentially bookmark their favorite stuff… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 14, 2013
Some of us are adamant that a bright future lies ahead of RSS. Though the majority of my news discovery happens on Twitter and Facebook these days, I still rely on RSS feeds every now and then. In fact, you could say I am a regular Google Reader user.
But with the impending shutdown of the service, loyal fans like myself have no other choice but find a new home for their feeds.
Cody has put together a useful list of the ten most popular Reader alternatives and there’s also that upcoming Digg Reader app. People who happen to manage their news sources in the excellent Flipboard app can bring their Google Reader feeds quite easily, here’s how… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 15, 2012
Flipboard, the popular social news reader platform, has partnered with Apple to launch a new section in iOS apps called Books which, surprisingly, highlights select books the iPhone maker sells on its own iBookstore. The new Books section is now live in Flipboard iOS apps in ten countries. It’s customized with 25 new sections containing the most popular books from Apple’s iBookstore. “It’s like browsing in a bookstore, right from your Flipboard”, the company says. The new section is localized for the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain… Read More