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You’ll Flip Over Flipboard

Published August 2, 2010 1:31 PM by Joseph Weber
A friend of mine recently showed me an amazing application called Flipboard. It defies explanation, so the best way to understand the application is to check out the Flipboard website and watch the video: http://www.flipboard.com.

This is an amazing social networking magazine for the iPad that easily bridges Twitter and Facebook. It provides a unified, beautiful and seamless way to stay connected to your network. I’m blown away at how beautiful the application works on the iPad.

I was amazed watching my friend “flip” through content. This application is a natural for the iPad. I can understand why, given that one of the key people at Flipboard is Evan Doll, who is a former Apple iPhone engineer. At the helm is Mike McCue, who was the former CEO of Tellme. He is a brilliant guy. So this has the makings of a dynamic duo who will once again redefine how we use technology in our everyday lives.

It’s also interesting to note financial backing from Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter, and Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook. Financial backing from Kleiner Perkins venture capital is a nice boost, too. These are very smart people who make dreams reality in the tech space. This is definitely the makings of a dream team in terms of technology. Watching them take the iPad software to the next level is exciting.

If you want to see a video interview with Mike McCue by Kara Swisher, check this link to “All Things Digital.” Kara is an excellent columnist, so for all of you techies, follow her on Twitter.


Unfortunately, with rapid success, problems can crop, up too. The blog space and PC Magazine note that demand has certainly overwhelmed the ability for the firm to keep up. So, there are some glitches that need to be worked out. However, I’m encouraged by the powerhouse of a team that the firm has assembled and the fact that they are committed to making this a best-in-class application.

If you want to try a new application for your iPad, then you have to give this application a try. Post a comment and let us know your experience.

Happy Computing!



posted by Joseph Weber


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