Liz Gannes

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Flipped Off: Flipboard Blocked in China

The Chinese government has blocked local access to the social news app Flipboard, according to CEO Mike McCue. It’s at least consistent with China’s attitude toward the services whose content Flipboard delivers: Twitter, Facebook and Flickr have all been blocked. iPads are quite popular in China, with analysts estimating hundreds of thousands of them have been sold there. McCue said Flipboard was being used in China by “lots of folks” before it was blocked.


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