Flipboard will soon purchase and shut down competing news app Zite from CNN. The Zite team will join Flipboard, except for Zite CEO Mark Johnson, and the deal includes an advertising partnership between Flipboard and CNN. While Zite itself will shut down, the recommendation technology behind it will be integrated into Flipboard. Additionally, Zite users will be able to keep their login if they choose to move over to Flipboard, according to CNET:
He added that Zite users will be able to use their logins to setup a new Flipboard account. Flipboard and Zite's current user numbers are unclear. McCue did say that the Flipboard is adding 250,000 new readers each day, and Zite will accelerate Flipboard's growth.
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