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Flipboard's Newest Feature: Oprah

Buzzy iPad app Flipboard has a new talking point: Professional talker Oprah Winfrey. The social news service has struck a deal with OWN, the new cable network Winfrey is launching with Discovery, to give the TV host dedicated space on its home page. It’s the first time the app has struck that kind of a deal with a publisher, but it will presumably look to do more as it grows into a $200 million valuation.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”