Google+ Partners With Flipboard
Microsoft isn’t the only one with tablet news, this week. Google said it has partnered with Flipboard, and soon plans to add Google+ streams to the app. The Google+ integration will be part of Google’s new Google+ APIs, which have been extended to provide additional content from Google’s social network in Flipboard users’ streams, allowing them to access posts, photos, video and other data without visiting the social network directly.
That’s all according to Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of product management, who dished on the news at the Le Web conference, this week. Asked about the overall success of Google+, Horowitz was less than forthcoming, The Next Web writes. “Horowitz was coy … noting that the 170 million user figure was ‘stale.’”
What’s a fresher figure? Google is expected to release a few at its I/O conference, later this week. What about Google+’s apps? As TNW notes, “Horowitz again wouldn’t be drawn on numbers but did mention that the revamped iOS and Android applications had boosted interaction on the service and were generally well received by its users.”