Flipboard, a “social magazine” for the iPad that pulls in content from the web, has announced partnerships with the Guardian and the Telegraph.
Announcements from the company about the Guardian – “the central liberal voice in the British media” – and the Telegraph – “one of the most circulated broadsheets in the UK” – have been timed to coincide with the upcoming royal nuptials.
We’re launching the Guardian and the Telegraph at this precise moment so you can feel like you’re right there in Westminster Abbey witnessing the union and following events from the eyes of Londoners.
The US app has also added OK Magazine and Brides Magazine in advance of the wedding.
Flipboard was launched in July last year to offer its users a magazine-like collection of news, features, videos and images circulating within their social networks. In December it announced that eight US news outlets including ABC News and the Washington Post Magazine were testing the app as a distribution platform.
Last week the company announced additional investment of $50 million (£30 million), taking its value to around $200 million (£121 million). According to the company the funds will be used to expand its staff from 32 to around 50.
It also announced a partnership with Oprah Winfrey’s media network.