Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Real Reason Mike McCue Needs $50 Million: Google Is Building A Flipboard Killer [TechCrunch]

A subtle for-sale sign?

Q: Flipboard is the No. 2 free iPad app right now. Can anyone else catch you?

McCue: I see a lot of competition down the pike. There’s talk that some people at Google are saying they are building a Flipboard killer, and I’ve heard those rumors. What I felt was a better approach was to build the best product no matter what the competition does. But this desire to kill us—a bunch of folks there have decided to build this product, I have no idea what it is—raises a little concern about the unknown. Anytime a company like that [might go after you], it certainly is the kind of thing I give a lot of thought to.

The Real Reason Mike McCue Needs $50 Million: Google Is Building A Flipboard Killer

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