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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

Date

Tue - 25.11.2014


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The popular social newsreader Flipboard has announced that it's adding a new feature to its iPad app: Cover Stories.

Cover Stories, previously only available on Flipboard's mobile app, is a feature that picks links most likely to be relevant to users' interests based on what their friends are sharing and what they've previously read.

Daniel Terdiman at CNET writes that the feature learns from users' behaviour, so that the more they visit, the more relevant articles Flipboard can deliver. Terdiman quotes his colleague Rafe Needleman, who said that Cover Stories "did a good job of finding articles I didn't know about and that I would be interested in reading."

But Robert Andrews at paidContent questions the decision to launch Cover Stories on the iPad. "Since Cover Stories was designed to cater to more time-pressed mobile users, its appearance on iPad, which gets longer read times from leanback readers, seems unusual," he writes.

Author

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-03-01 17:49

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