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Flipboard for Windows Phone looks great – but you still can’t have it

Flipboard for Windows Phone looks great – but you still can’t have it

Flipboard is one of the lingering app omissions for Windows Phone, the news-reader app still limited to iOS and Android smartphones, but Microsoft brought along the latest version to Build 2014 to show it at least hadn't fallen off the radar. Unfortunately, while it's working - at least sufficiently for a brief demo on-stage - you still won't be able to find it in the Windows Phone Store.

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Flipboard buys Zite for a smarter newsreader

Flipboard buys Zite for a smarter newsreader

Flipboard has bought rival newsreader Zite, spending $60m to bring the CNN app under its control, and with plans to integrate its technology into a single product. Zite, which CNN itself acquired back in 2011, aimed to deliver a personalized set of news articles by analyzing each user's interests, their social networks, and what they actually read. Unfortunately, it also means a death knell for the Zite app.

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Facebook Paper news app could challenge Flipboard this month

Facebook Paper news app could challenge Flipboard this month

Facebook could launch a Flipboard-rivaling news reader before the end of January 2014, insiders claim, believed to be called Facebook Paper and aiming to bring shared and aggregated stories to smartphone and tablet users. The service - which could be either a standalone app or a mobile-centric site, sources say - has been long-rumored, and is believed to be an attempt by the social network to better monetize its mobile user-base as well as increase engagement.

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Flipboard launches catalogs as ecosystem expansion

Flipboard launches catalogs as ecosystem expansion

Flipboard has enjoyed widespread success as a service for creating custom magazines, whether for the enjoyment of others or for private browsing. Building upon this foundation, the company has now branched out into catalogs, allowing both individuals and companies to create digital product catalogs. With catalogs also comes a way for Flipboard to make money, with ads being using to advertise catalogs to the user base.

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Flipboard for iOS app gains animated GIF support

Flipboard for iOS app gains animated GIF support

Sometimes a well-selected GIF adds a little extra oomph to a story that disappears when using software that doesn't support animated GIFs. Such has been the case for iOS users of Flipboard, the nifty personal magazine app that is available for both Android and iOS. This changes today, however, thanks to an update that has been released for users to nab.

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Facebook Reader tipped to rival Flipboard for socially-curated mobile news

Facebook Reader tipped to rival Flipboard for socially-curated mobile news

Facebook is cooking up its own socially-enabled Flipboard alternative in the hope of filling the gap left by Google's near-death Reader, it's reported, aggregating news and other content both from publishers and shared by friends. The app, internally known as Facebook Reader, is said to strongly resemble existing cross-platform digital magazine Flipboard the WSJ's sources say, with development initially focusing on versions for iPhone and iPad.

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Flipboard for Android updates with custom magazine support

Flipboard for Android updates with custom magazine support

Flipboard received a big update today on Android, bumping up to an even version 2.0. This time around, users can create their own Magazine of sorts, curating content into a magazine that other users can subscribe to. You can also share the magazine through social networks with a subscribe link, and you can keep continuing to add to the magazine, with the changes showing up for subscribers in real time.

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