Zite

  • Zite CEO Mark Johnson On How The Acquisition Helps Flipboard: “We Can Help Engagement, Help People Feel More Invested”

    Zite CEO Mark Johnson On How The Acquisition Helps Flipboard: “We Can Help Engagement, Help People Feel More Invested”

    Earlier today Zite announced that it had been acquired for a second time – the first time CNN was the buyer, and this time around Zite’s main competitor Flipboard took it off the U.S. media giant’s hands. The deal sees Zite CEO Mark Johnson departing the company, but the outgoing executive still had plenty to say about what Zite brings to Flipboard, and how the CNN experience… Read More

  • Zite For Google Glass

    Zite Brings A New Design To Its Personalized News App On Android, Launches On Google Glass

    Zite, the “intelligent magazine” that presents readers with news articles based on their personal interests, is releasing a big update to its Android app today. It’s also launching an app for Google Glass. CEO Mark Johnson stopped by the TechCrunch office to show us the new products. Since you still need an invite to purchase Google Glass, and since it costs $1,500… Read More

  • Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the United States. That’s changing today, as Google is taking Currents global. Local… Read More

  • CNN In Talks To Buy Zite iPad App?

    CNN In Talks To Buy Zite iPad App?

    Flipboard-esque magazine-style aggregation apps are all the rage right now. Obviously Flipboard has the space nailed, and Pulse is a nice alternative as well. But one aggregation app seems to have caught the attention of a big name news publication — Zite. The same company that once had a mailbox full of cease-and-desist notices from beastly publications like the Washington Post and AP… Read More

  • Apple's Subscription Bait And Switch

    Apple's Subscription Bait And Switch

    When Apple announced back in February that The Daily would be the first subscription news app on iTunes, it was seen by other publishers as the model going forward. Some like it, some don’t, but at least Apple knows how it wants to treat subscriptions going forward. Or does it? Some subscription news apps seem to be in limbo right now while Apple figures out how to handle special… Read More