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There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

There’s A Lot Going On With Flipboard

Flipboard, the popular news-reading app, has been adding quite a few features to its user experience. Notably, they launched a web version earlier this year, and followed that with private group magazines, making it a better tool for businesses, classrooms, clubs, friends, and families. More recently, they added a “compose” button, which lets users ask readers questions, quote from a …

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Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Here’s What You Can Now Do With Flipboard Magazines

Popular news reader app Flipboard is now letting users make their “magazines” more personal by adding text, images, or links from the web. There’s a new “compose” icon inside the magazine covers. These enable users to ask their readers questions, quote from a story, share thoughts on an article or put it in context, tell readers about changes to the …

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LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn just unveiled a new version of its popular Pulse news reader app on iOS and Android. They’ve completely redesigned it from the ground up with a focus on personalized news based on the user’s professional network. Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari says this is basically the app they wanted to build when they first joined LinkedIn two years ago. “It’s …

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LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh

LinkedIn announced a redesign of Pulse, its news reader product, which it acquired last year, and then replaced LinkedIn Today with. “Our new design is a purposeful one,” said LinkedIn’s Akshay Kothari in a blog post. “With clean, uncluttered text, offset by strong images, and a smooth scrolling feature, we’re putting the emphasis where it belongs: on the content itself. …

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Facebook Launches Update For Paper

Facebook has launched a new blog for its Paper app, with the first post announcing an update to version 1.1. This is now available in the Apple App Store. The company launched the news reader app in January, and added some additional features in March. The new version adds support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine …

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Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN

Flipboard has acquired news reader Zite from CNN, and the two have partnered to put more content from CNN personalities on the Flipboard app. “As a news-loving entrepreneur, I’ve long admired the work of both of these companies: Zite has always amazed me with its ability to give readers great content centered around specific topics—tens of thousands of them—and CNN …

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Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The app was first released on February 3rd, and is only available for iPhone in …

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Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Newsstand

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS readers not owned by Google. Now another Google news reader is dead. Google announced Google Play Newsstand in November as …

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Klout Just Turned Into A Social News Reader

Klout just got a big redesign. Head over to Klout.com now, and you’ll see a page encouraging you to “Create and share great content.” The change is billed as being about “creating content,” though as far as I can tell, it’s mostly about sharing stuff. It gives you a news feed of stories tailored to what you supposedly have “klout” …

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Facebook Enters News Reader Space With ‘Paper’

There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. for now. The company describes Paper as a way to help you “explore and share stories from friends and the …

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Google Reader Alternative Spotlight: Feedspot

Google Reader has been officially gone for a whole month now, but there is likely still a lot of experimentation going on when it comes to alternative tools for consuming news and blog content. We’ve certainly discussed a number of them here. Today, we’re going to take a look at Feedspot, which in some ways looks very similar to others …

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Feedly Fixes A Bunch Of Stuff, Says Mini Toolbar Will Be Back In The Fall

Feedly announced a bunch of fixes it has made to various features, and that it is working on bringing the mini toolbar back. The feature which went missing weeks ago (around the time Google Reader finally went down, actually), was one of the best parts about Feedly, as it let you easily add feeds from whatever site you happened to …

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