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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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.”