Flipboard Buys Zite from, and Partners With, CNN
Flipboard today announced that it has acquired Zite from CNN for an undisclosed sum. Flipboard said it will integrate Zite's personalization technology and recommendation engine into its own digital magazine application. Further, Flipboard announced that its users will soon have access to CNN's content through Flipboard. CNN created three new magazines just for Flipboard, including Fareed Zakaria's GPS Daily, The Lead with Jake Tapper, and John King's Go Inside Politics. CNN says it will add more customized magazines to Flipboard over the coming months. Flipboard hooks into smartphone and tablet users' social networks and newsfeeds and delivers the content in a slick, magazine-like package.
Yahoo Adds More Magazines to Mobile App for Android
Yahoo today made more content available to the Yahoo app for Android in the shape of digital magazines. The app now includes Yahoo Food, Tech, Travel, Movies, Beauty, and Health.
Video Now Playing On Spotify's Android App
Spotify has launched video content in its Android app. Users can now browse through video and audio clips from a wide variety of content providers, such as ABC News, Comedy Central, and ESPN.
Google Refreshes Play Newsstand with Material Design
Google today released a new version of Google Play Newsstand, its magazine and news reading app, for Android devices. Google fine-tuned the experience so magazine articles are easier to read within Newsstand.
Flipboard Launches for Windows Phone, Again
Flipboard today relaunched its mobile app for the Windows Phone platform after aborting its launch late last month. Flipboard version 2.4 is now ready for all Windows Phones running 8.1.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.