Flipboard is a social media ipad app has been downloaded 3.5 million times and has received more than $60 million in venture capital from some of the top players in the industry.
It allows users to tailor the kind of content they want to see, making it more interesting to each individual person that a standard newspaper or even news website. The app taps into feeds from social networks in order to create a digital magazine of tweets, status updates, news and more.
Flipboard was named Apple Ipad app of the year. In fact the app has become so popular it has been blocked in China!!
So why are Google flipping out over Flipboard??
Well basically Google has been trying to buy the miracle app for quite a while now.According to All Things Digital, “Google told Flipboard execs that if it did not buy the start-up, it planned to do a version of its own.”
So Google have now come up with its “Flipboard killer” – Google Propeller which will be like Google news on steroids!! It will revolutionize the way users interact with the daily news. So get ready for to say goodbye to the newspaper and hello to Google and get ready for the sensational touch-screen social news experience.
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