iPad social magazine Flipboard adds Google Reader, Flickr and more

Despite continued questions over its legality, the hot iPad social magazine Flipboard shows no signs of slowing down. The company announced the latest update to its app last night, bringing with it support for Google Reader, Flickr, live previews and more.

DEMO: Trailmeme lets you take a walk on the Internet

Trailmeme is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Social news-reader Summify raises funds to solve information overload

Have you ever opened your RSS reader and felt like you’re gazing into the abyss at the gazillion unread items? Have you felt the guilty satisfaction of using the “Mark all as read” option? If so, Summify, a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, might be the answer to your prayers.

Introducing the new VentureBeat weekly newsletters

I’m pleased to introduce a brand new way to stay on top of all the innovation that VentureBeat covers. Today we’re announcing the launch of 4 new weekly email newsletters: VentureBeat Week in Review, MobileBeat Week in Review, GamesBeat Pulse and GreenBeat Week in Review.

WordPress adds 7.5 million blogs to real-time search frenzy

There aren’t any screenshots to show you yet, but blog posts are about to become as instantly findable as Twitter and Facebook updates. Blog-hosting site WordPress.com turned on a new feature today that makes it possible to search its customers’ most recent posts within seconds after they are published, much as Twitter does with members’ tweets. For bloggers, who’ve been feeling left behind by the fast-growing popularity of Twitter, it’s a chance to leap to the front of online chatter again.

The RSS dilemma

People subscribing to the RSS feeds of VentureBeat or other blogs are no more likely to click back to the original site if they are reading “partial” feeds than if they are reading “full” feeds.