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Washed Rp 570 Billion, Flipboard Ready to become a giant application

Starting from startup, Flipboard successfully raise up to $50 million or around Rp 570 billion. Various strategies and plans to make this application merakasa already prepared.

This news has been confirmed by Mike McCue, CEO and co-founder of Flipboard. The third round of funding in the making social news aggregator, which cost $ 800 million.

McCue said that Flipboard users now have grown by 60% from 80 million users, compared to 6 months ago when they released version 2.0. As quoted from the Wall Street Journal, Tuesday (09/24/2013), there are now 3.5 million magazine in this application.

Founded in 2010, Flipboard has added many features since its release, including its presence in the desktop version. Attractive display is one of its charms.

Although popular, Flipboard is not without rivals. The rivals come from Google’s services, Current, also zite, Circa, and much more.

Well, this last funding McCue says, will be used to hire more engineers and designers. He predicts, employees now numbering 90 people will grow to 200 by the end of 2014.

Flipboard will also expand into the international sphere. Party pembesut already layananya localize to a number of markets. If recently they did release a native application languange in India and Russia, the plan later they will also be present to China and Japan.

Responded to the arrival of Windows 8, the funding will also be used to complete construction Flipboard app for the Microsoft operating system.

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