Flipboard's Next Update Takes Its Cue From Magazines

Jan 30, 2014

In a move that does not lack for irony, Flipboard says it is aiming to make the reading experience better by (get this!) copying magazines. According to Gigaom, Flipboard launched new features on January 29, and will continue to roll them out to all its users over the coming weeks. These features are designed to make it easier for readers to scan the day's big headlines in the categories that most interest them. These features can be found in the "Cover Stories" stream. 

Users can expect to see content arranged by subject as well as source, grouping all the top posts together. It will use machine intelligence to decide how many stories to show in each group. In essence, this will provide structure to what was, sometimes, an unwiedly stream of information.