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Apple News Vs Flipboard

Flipboard CEO: Apple didn’t surprise us because it’s always been watching us

By on June 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

Flipboard CEO: Apple didn’t surprise us because it’s always been watching us

Apple’s unveiling of a Flipboard-like news hub during its annual developer conference Monday didn’t come as a surprise to the team behind the now 5-year-old news reader and content curation app.

Not only has Flipboard “known about this product for a while,” CEO Mike McCue told BGR, but his company has in fact had Apple’s attention more or less from day one. BGR has learned about a little known episode from Flipboard’s early days, for example, when Apple cofounder Steve Jobs himself reportedly visit the office of the Palo Alto-based company, where he was shown the product and left impressed by the design and polish.

McCue, naturally, declines to disclose any details about that encounter or about the myriad acquisition rumors that have floated around the company since then. Rumors about potential buyers have ranged from Apple to the more recent news that Flipboard and Twitter have reportedly held talks about the latter acquiring the former. More →

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Apple’s new Flipboard competitor aims to foil Facebook and Snapchat’s plans

By on June 8, 2015 at 12:21 PM.

Apple’s new Flipboard competitor aims to foil Facebook and Snapchat’s plans

Apple at WWDC today will take the wraps off a new Flipboard competitor, according to a recent report from Re/Code. Apple’s new app will reportedly include a “sampling” of content from big time publishers such as ESPN and Conde Nast.

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FlipBoard McCue Interview

Inside a content revolution five years in the making

By on March 23, 2015 at 1:39 PM.

Inside a content revolution five years in the making

For some context about how far the content consumption platform Flipboard has come in its now five-year history, start with a number: 15 million.

That’s how many “magazines” – collections of content ranging from news stories to sound files to YouTube clips – Flipboard users have created within the service since Flipboard’s launch in 2010, according to Marci McCue, Flipboard head of marketing wife of CEO and co-founder Mike McCue.

The day after Flipboard launched its latest new feature last week, a blog geared toward helping educators tailor the use of Flipboard and its magazines to their own teaching needs and classrooms, McCue paused to talked with BGR about the trajectory the company already has traveled – and what’s still to come. More →

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Facebook Paper News Reader

Facebook really wants to know what news you like to read

By on January 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Facebook really wants to know what news you like to read

Facebook will reportedly launch a Flipboard-like news reading feature later this month either as a standalone application for mobile devices or as a “web experience” optimized for mobile devices, people familiar with the matter have told Re/code. Apparently known as “Paper,” and part of a bigger “Project Reader,” the news reader app would offer users quick access to various publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others, as well as status updates from friends, “all in a visually stunning ‘paper-like’ format.” More →

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Flipboard for Android now available for download

By on June 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM.

Flipboard for Android now available for download

Flipboard Android Download

Popular social news reader app Flipboard is now officially available for all modern Android phones. The app was previously exclusively available on Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, although it was eventually extracted from the device for all to enjoy. The app is similar to the version found on the iPhone, and features a gesture-based interface that allows users to log in via social networks to have links aggregated by the app. Flipboard is currently optimized for smartphones and small (7-inch) tablets running Android 2.2 or higher. The app is available on the Google Play Store, Amazon Appstore, Nook Store and Samsung Apps store. More →

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Flipboard for Android leaks, download now available to all

By on May 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM.

Flipboard for Android leaks, download now available to all

Flipboard for Android pulled from Galaxy S III, available for all

As expected, Flipboard for Android has been pulled off of the Samsung Galaxy S III and is now available for all to download. The popular social news magazine app was going to be an exclusive on Samsung’s flagship smartphone for an unspecified amount of time, however an XDA-Developers forum member was able to extract the APK file from the unreleased device. The app runs perfectly on the Galaxy Nexus, and reportedly works on older devices like the original Galaxy S and various Android tablets as well. Flipboard for Android can be downloaded by following the link below. More →

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Flipboard for Android coming soon

By on May 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM.

Flipboard for Android coming soon

Flipboard to be available exclusively on the Galaxy S III

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will include an exclusive version of Flipboard, the popular social news magazine app that is currently available only on iOS. The South Korean vendor stated that it has an exclusive on the app for an unspecified amount of time, and it will not arrive in the Google Play marketplace until later this year, according to SlashGear. The app is similar to the version found on the iPhone, and features a gesture based interface that allows users to log in via social networks to have links aggregated to the app. Unlike the iOS app, the Android version has the ability to add a Flipboard widget to a handset’s home screen. More →

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