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Flipboard's Traffic Just Quadrupled: Now At 400 Million "Flips" Per Month

Flipboard's Traffic Just Quadrupled: Now At 400 Million "Flips" Per Month | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Flipboard has been on an impressive growth streak lately, thanks in part to Apple's iPad 2 launch this spring.
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue tells us that Flipboard is doing about 400 million "flips" per month now -- the equivalent of a pageview, whenever someone flips the page in its iPad reader app.

That's up from 100 million flips earlier this spring, when Flipboard was working on its big funding round. So, basically, in the span of a few months, Flipboard's traffic has quadrupled.
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News curation apps for the iPad - Phil Bradley reviewing Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud, TheFeed & Newsrack.

News curation apps for the iPad - Phil Bradley reviewing Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud, TheFeed & Newsrack. | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Flud; all free apps that you can download onto your iPad to keep you up to date with your own news interests. They will generally get their data directly from your own resources - your Twitter or Facebook account, or they'll provide you with the option of choosing subject areas, and then you can indicate if you like a subject, which will then affect the information returned in the future.
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Exclusive: Curation App Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | AllThingsD

Exclusive: Curation App Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | AllThingsD | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Late last month, BoomTown posted about a huge venture funding effort by the high-profile and even more highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, Flipboard.
Today, its co-founder and CEO Mike McCue confirmed the $50 million round at an eye-popping $200 million valuation, in a wide-ranging interview at the start-up’s Palo Alto, Calif., HQ.
McCue: "It is the best environment to consume curated real-time content for Twitter and Facebook, because of the user experience and social endorsement integration with the content."
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Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard | Fast Company

Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard | Fast Company | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Developed by university researchers, the technology behind Zite can learn your reading habits and personalize content based on your interests. It's like reading news on Flipboard--but with Pandora's brain.
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The Future of News: Flipboard vs. The Daily

The Future of News: Flipboard vs. The Daily | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Two iPad applications that supply news content to their audiences, Flipboard and The Daily, are highlighting the friction between new media and old, respectively.
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Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media?

Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media? | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Apps like Flipboard and Zite are showing traditional media entities what readers really want when it comes to mobile content consumption: smart aggregation, customization and personalization, and a better interface.
Why wouldn’t an iPad user just pull in content from hundreds of outlets — via RSS or Twitter, and then read it in Flipboard or Zite? That is the bottom line media outlets are faced with.
The aggregation, personalization and customization that such apps allow is the future of content consumption, and traditional media outlets better figure out how to ride that wave or be crushed by it.
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From Curation to Publishing & Videocasting: Flipboard Flips Oprah Effect – Raises $50M | SiliconANGLE

From Curation to Publishing & Videocasting: Flipboard Flips Oprah Effect – Raises $50M | SiliconANGLE | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Talk show sensation Oprah Winfrey is going to be a part of world’s first social magazine solely for the iPad , Flipboard. This marks the first time that Flipboard is allocating a section on the front page for a partner, in this case, Oprah, in addition to social mediums Facebook and Twitter.
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Flipboard and the end of "sourciness" - O'Reilly Radar

Flipboard and the end of "sourciness" - O'Reilly Radar | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
What likely will fuel Flipboard's success — is the platform's ability to seamlessly present the newly integrated social content without overly focusing on the original source or platform.
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Introducing Zite, the iPad's Smartest Magazine Yet

Introducing Zite, the iPad's Smartest Magazine Yet | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
Watch out, Flipboard. As of Wednesday, you have some serious competition: a free app called Zite that is constantly learning what you like to read on the iPad and creating a magazine finely tailored to your needs.
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AOL Is Launching A Flipboard-Killer, "Editions"

AOL Is Launching A Flipboard-Killer, "Editions" | Brand & Content Curation | Scoop.it
AOL makes a pretty awesome video to promote it.
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