Google+ Integrates with Flipboard. Who Gets the Better Deal Here?

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Today, Google announced that its social network, Google+, will soon become deeply integrated with everyone's second-favourite curated mobile magazine, Flipboard (the first, naturally, is the Canada-born Zite!).

The news was announced at the LeWeb conference in London, where a prototype was showcased. The integration will allow Flipboard readers to share and comment on content easily via Google+, a boost to a social network that currently bears resemblance to a ghost town. 

However, Google didn't specify when the integration will launch publicly, nor when the Google+ API might open to other developers besides Flipboard. This offers great solo exposure for Flipboard until that point.

But perhaps the company that will benefit the most is Google's nemesis, Apple. While Google is plotting its own line of tablets that should feature Flipboard (the app has been planning an Android version for months), Flipboard is currently exclusive to Apple's iPad—so a more popular Flipboard app will directly benefit the App Store and iPad as much or more than Google or Google+ users.

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more

Company:
Zite
Website:
http://www.zite.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Worio is creating a new category of personalized Web search: discovery. Its engine works alongside traditional search engines to deliver individually tailored results so users can discover what they’ve been missing. Worio has two provisional patents and one pending for its technology. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company was founded by students from the University of British Columbia and has been funded... more


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