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CNN Sells iPad News App Zite to Social Magazine App Flipboard

cnn-logo_304x200As our sister-site TVNewser reported earlier, CNN has sold iPad news app Zite to social magazine application Flipboard after it acquired Zite just three years ago.

The deal includes CNN and Flipboard parterning on custom magazines for shows hosted by avid social media user Jake Tapper as well as Fareed Zakaria and John King.

“We all have an idea of where the media world is headed – where everyone gets news immediately on their smart phones and tablets, and accesses it on their own timeline, so it’s important to me and my staff to try to be ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies and ways to engage our audience and share news,” Tapper tells Lost Remote.

“From politics, to sports to pop culture, we want our viewers to have numerous opportunities to explore issues and topics addressed on The Lead – even if they’re in traffic or in a meeting or spending time with their children at 4 pm ET/1 pm Pacific,” Tapper added. “People cannot always be in front of their televisions, so we aim to provide as many other useful digital platforms as possible—from my twitter feed, to the The Lead blog, to The Lead Facebook page, and now Flipboard.”

His new Flipboard page has everything from political news to birthday photos.


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And Zakaria’s new Flipboard page features a large image of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.











Watch Tapper’s interview with Flipboard:

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