Heard about the new Flipboard update?

May 16, 2012
Tech

There is a new multimedia equation that every content company needs to pay attention to. Flipboard + public radio + SoundCloud = genius! That’s right, Flipboard, the “social magazine” application that debuted on the iPad nearly two years ago, launched on iPhones late last year, and is now slowly rolling out on Android devices has […]

There is a new multimedia equation that every content company needs to pay attention to.

Flipboard + public radio + SoundCloud = genius!

That’s right, Flipboard, the “social magazine” application that debuted on the iPad nearly two years ago, launched on iPhones late last year, and is now slowly rolling out on Android devices has a brand new upgrade (version 1.9) that extends its reach to audio transmission.

As first reported by TechCrunch, the new Flipboard update integrates content from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, and also includes technology from SoundCloud. SoundCloud’s audio recognition expertise bring limitless possibilities to finding content on Flipboard, and converting the app into a next-generation broadcaster.

To learn more, here is an interview Flipboard co-founder Marci Mccue recently conducted by Robert Scoble.

Also, if you’re an Android user, check out our list of great Flipboard alternatives for socal news junkies.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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