Flipboard CEO Mike McCue took the stage today with TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Erick Schonfeld, talking about the future of tablet publishing. He revealed that the app has hit 3.5 million downloads in a year and two months, and has gone from 250 million flips per month to 550 million flips per month in the four months since June.
An update to social news viewing app Flipboard goes live in the app store today, with a new souped up 1.5 version that optimizes the reader experience even further. Earlier this week we had the chance to sit down with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue and did a demo of the new features, above.
When it comes to publishing apps on the iPad, there are two models: 1) social readers that bring all your realtime news feeds together like Flipboard ; or 2) single-title apps from major publishers like the New Yorker , The Daily or the New York Times .
Exclusive: Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsDLate 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.
It’s time for this week’s episode of Fly or Die , the TCTV show where CrunchGear editor John Biggs and I look at three new products and debate their longterm chances of survival.
<img class=" aligncenter" src="http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/07/500x_flipboardlegal.jpg" alt="Is Flipboard Legal?" width="500" height="266" /> Social news app Flipboard was yesterday’s hot new app, despite—or perhaps because of—technical problems that prevented some features from working. But there might be a bigger snag: Is Flipboard scraping content it doesn’t have the rights to? Flipboard, the new iPad app that renders links from your Twitter feed and favorite sites in a beautiful, magazine-style layout, has a problem: it scrapes websites directly rather than using public RSS feeds, opening it to claims of copyright infringement. <img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-16803" title="gizmodo" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2010/03/gizmodo.jpg" alt="" width="336" height="60" />
Nova Spivak has been debating with me tonight about how much more efficient he feels news readers are if they stream items down like you’ll see on Twitter.com, or in social media clients like Seesmic or Tweetdeck bring. I used to agree with him. It was hard to get me away from Seesmic or Tweetie.
You’ve seen Twitter clients like TweetDeck or Seesmic, but you’ve never seen one like this. You’ve seen news readers like NewsGator, Google Reader, or, even, newer ones for iPad like Pulse, but you’ve never seen one like this.
At this moment, the must-read stories in technology are scattered across hundreds of news sites and blogs. That's far too much for any reader to follow. Fortunately, Techmeme arranges all of these links into a single, easy-to-scan page.