Last week’s big acquisition saw CNN sell off its Zite newsreader app to Flipboard in a deal reportedly worth some $60 million, as the latter bids to become the world’s number one news personalization app. Flipboard says that it bought … Continue reading ?
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. CNN Sells Zite to Flipboard (CNNMoney) CNN has sold its news reader app, Zite, to Flipboard, a social magazine application. As part of the deal, Flipboard has also teamed up with CNN to launch custom magazines for CNN shows anchored by Fareed Zakaria, Jake Tapper and John King. Show More Summary
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After Flipboard and CNN today announced that personalised magazine app Flipboard was buying Zite from CNN, I had a chance to talk with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue and CNN's digital head KC Estenson about the deal (pictured here looking chummy around the time they announced the news). Read More
As our sister-site TVNewser reported earlier, CNN has sold iPad news app Zite to social magazine application Flipboard after it acquired Zite just three years ago. The deal includes CNN and Flipboard parterning on custom magazines for...Show More Summary
Flipboard will soon purchase and shut down competing news app Zite from CNN. The Zite team will join Flipboard, except for Zite CEO Mark Johnson, and the deal includes an advertising partnership between Flipboard and CNN. While Zite itself will shut down, the recommendation technology behind it will be integrated into Flipboard. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content deal with the cable news network.
Under the terms of the deal, Flipboard and CNN will also enter a long-term news partnership. Flipboard, the very pretty digital content aggregator, has purchased Zite, a smaller but also very pretty digital content aggregator, from CNN for an undisclosed sum. The deal was announced today in a conference call. Read Full Story
Social magazine Flipboard has acquired news reading app Zite from CNN in a deal reportedly worth $60 million. CNN first acquired Zite
Popular news reader application Flipboard has acquired a similar app owned by CNN, Zite, in a $60 million deal. CNN's Laurie Segall just broke the news. Zite was acquired by CNN in 2011 for a little more than $20 million. Together,Flipboard and CNN will create e-magazines for some of CNN's shows. Show More Summary
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Just the other day, we saw the Nokia X rooted and have Google apps installed on the phone. This is actually a pretty big deal because with the Nokia X running on a forked version of Android, this meant that unlike other Android phones, the Nokia X would not, by default, have access to Google apps and services that come preinstalled on Android phones. Show More Summary