Mike McCue Posts

Flipboard has acquired Ultravisual

Ultravisual
Flipboard has acquired Ultravisual, an app company that offers photo and video creation software for Apple iOS. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Flipboard users have created over 10 million online magazines using its software. Around 200,000 users are being added per day.

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Flipboard Is Now Accessible On The Web

Flipboard For The Web
Flipboard first started out on the iPad three years ago as the first tablet-only personal magazine.  This application aggregated news feeds from across the web and turned it into a swipe able layout.  Flipboard has launched an iPhone app, an Android app, and is now working on a Windows 8 app.  Flipboard is now launching on the desktop.
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Flipboard 2.0 Lets You Curate Publications

Flipboard is a popular news reading mobile application that has been updated to allow readers curate content from multiple sources.  Known as Flipboard 2.0, the update also has a “+” button so that readers can save/share stories.  This new feature is also available as a bookmarklet on the web known as “Flip It,” which can be found at https://share.flipboard.com/.
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Flipboard CEO Mike McCue Steps Down From Twitter Board

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Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue announced that he has stepped down from the Twitter board of directors.  “To the @Twitter team: it was amazing to be part of the board. You’re truly changing the world. Thanks @ev @jack @dick [actually should be @dickc] for the opportunity,” tweeted McCue.   “Thanks for the time, enthusiasm, and passion you’ve brought to everything happening here. Remember the slide you showed me in 2009?!”

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Confirmed: Flipboard Raises $50 Million At A $200 Million Valuation


Flipboard CEO Mike McCue has confirmed that the company has raised $50 million at a $200 million valuation. Insight Venture Partners led this round of funding. “We’re obviously thrilled, because we think it confirms our focus that people want a beautifully designed way to interact with content and to share it,” stated McCue. “And there is a lot more to come–on a scale of one to 10, we’re just at a two or three.”
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Social Media Reading App Company Flipboard Raising Funding At $200 Million Valuation


Social media reading application company Flipboard is raising funding that would give them a $200 million valuation according to sources with AllThingsD. The valuation is subject to change. Flipboard was co-founded by Mike McCue and former Apple iPhone engineer Evan Doll. When Flipboard launched in January, they had raised $10.5 million in VC funding from Kleiner Perkins, Index Centures, Jack Dorsey, Dustin Moskovitz, Ron Conway, Ashton Kutcher, and Peter Chernin. Flipboard has zero revenue thus far. [AllThingsD]

Twitter Is Now Worth $3.7 Billion After Raising $200 Million

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Twitter, the micro-blogging service that about 8% of American adults in the U.S. have used, has raised $200 million in funding. This gives the company a $3.7 billion valuation. Kleiner Perkins was the lead investor in this round according to an AllThingsD source.
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