Flipboard acquires rival news aggregator Zite from CNN

By Shawn Knight
Mar 5, 2014
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  1. News reading platform Flipboard has purchased rival service Zite according to blog posts from both camps. Zite was owned by CNN and as such, content from the 24/7 news network will now appear on Flipboard - redesigned especially for mobile audiences.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    I've only tried FlipBoard a couple times, but I always found it to be a very cumbersome experience.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,797   +702

    Yeah I checked it out as well but was far from impressed so I just disabled it on my phone.
  4. Flipboard is saying they are adding 250,000 users a day.
    Question what proportion of those users are been roped in due to Flipboard paying Smartphone OEM's to bake Flipboard into their UI's.

    I recently bought a Note 3. Flipboard is so baked into the UI, you cannot even disable it. Because they are trying to force everyone to use their service, I will be uninstalling Zite.

    It is a case of if you can't out shine someone, buy them out; ala Facebook and WhatsApp.


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