Chrome won’t be the only app coming pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although Chrome is actually meant to replace the stock Android browser, while Google Currents will be added to all the other Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, Play Store, and so on.
Google Currents is kind of a hybrid between a RSS reader and a social reader, much like Flipboard, although Flipboard started as just a social reader, pulling articles from your friends’ streams, and only later added RSS support. Google Currents was developed as an alternative to Flipboard, because Flipboard was taking its sweet time arriving on Android. Plus, the team behind it rejected a acquisition [...]
Just yesterday, Flipboard’s business was looking shiny and silky smooth as the popular news aggregation app announced a deal with the New York Times that would bring its users the full (Flipboard-formated) content from the prestigious paper.
But, as it turns out, not all publishers are happy with Flipboard. According to Ad Age, both Wired and The New Yorker will stop formatting their content for Flipboard, while also stopping the sale of ads. Granted, both publishers will still allow their headlines to be displayed in the app, but clicking the link will take you to their website content. These changes are expected to go into effect starting next month.
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In a bid to become the de facto newsreader app in the mobile industry, Flipboard has struck a deal with one of the world’s most renowned publications, the New York Times — making it the first major publisher to make its full content available on Flipboard.
You can probably tell that there’s a “but” coming, as the entire content of the newspaper will be accessible only for the paper’s digital subscribers, which includes articles, video, blog posts and more. Non-subscribers, as is the case with the iPhone and Android apps of the NYT, will only get access to several top stories.
Nevertheless, the deal will give a huge boost for the start-up company, and it [...]