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Flipboard iPhone app launch takes down entire service (updated)

After last night’s highly anticipated launch of the Flipboard news reading app for iPhone, the entire Flipboard service has been taken down. In a tweet posted to the official Flipboard Twitter account, the team admitted that the company’s service has been knocked out from “high demand” and is “working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

Taptu spins its “news DJ” app on Android tablets

Following up on the release of its iPad news reading app last month, Taptu today has upgraded its Android app to support Android tablets — and in a strange twist, it also offers some features exclusive to Google’s platform.