Here's the news: Flipboard acquires Zite from CNN

Here's the news: Flipboard acquires Zite from CNN
Magazine-style newsreader Flipboard has acquired fellow newsreader Zite from CNN. Zite had been available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Flipboard said that it will integrate Zite's personalization and recommendation technologies. As part of the deal, CNN will provide proprietary content to Flipboard from some of its top reporters including Fareed Zakaria’s GPS Daily, The Lead with Jake Tapper and John King’s Go "Inside Politics".

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, there is speculation that Flipboard paid $60 million for Zite. CNN, though, is denying that this is the actual price of the transaction. As part of the deal, Flipboard will also use photographs and video from CNN. And additional magazines from the news network will launch on Flipboard over the following months.


CNN says it hopes to use Flipboard's expertise to bring in more revenue and expand CNN's mobile audience.

source: Flipboard via BusinessInsider

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4 Comments

1. andynaija

Posts: 1263; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well I just downloaded Flipboard but I haven't used it yet, anyone have tips on how to use it? Is it like a social network/news site? Do I need to setup a new account?

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Been using it awhile. Its photo driven RSS feeds. You subscribe to the type of news feed that might be of interest to you.

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Feedly for me.

4. CreedFrancis

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Dammit! One of the reasons why i use Zite is because IMO it's better than Flipboard, hope they don't change things up.

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