Flipboard launches 'social magazine' for Apple's iPad
Flipboard--a stealth startup co-founded by former TellMe CEO Mike McCue and onetime Apple senior iPhone engineer Evan Doll--introduced its Flipboard App for iPad, promising a "social magazine" that brings together stories, photos, news and updates from across Facebook and Twitter. Inspired by the look and format of traditional print publications, the free Flipboard app assembles pages from content within the user's social media network, rendering links and images directly inside the magazine--a Table of Contents page offers a rundown of all sections. Users may also create sections based on topics or people most important to them--suggested topics include sports, news, technology and style, with all content hand-curated from relevant Twitter feeds.
Flipboard has already raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures as well as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and actor Ashton Kutcher.
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