Spring Forward with Flipboard

We hope you’re staying busy as the spring season continues to bloom. There’s a flurry of activity at Flipboard HQ, for sure. Here’s our latest batch of suggested feeds to add to your Flipboard.

The Masters Tournament is happening this week in Augusta, Georgia. Stay up on all the action and get a behind-the-scenes perspective with Sulia Golf, a unique curated experience focused on the event. Add this section for a hole-in-one tile on your Contents page.

We’re still in the opening week of baseball season and SB Nation Baseball is your central resource for related news. Drawn from their extensive network of blogs, SB Nation is a dynamic hub for sports fans, by sports fans. Turn on the game, grab your iPad, and sit back with some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Uncommon Update delves into current trends, often exposing how they got started and evolve. This a savvy section; give it a look.

Climate Progress is dedicated to environmental science, solutions and politics. As the planet goes through its annual process of rebirth and renewal, this section is all about preserving the wonder of it all for generations to come.

A new season also calls for a new you. Curated by Flipboard, Style will refresh and reinvigorate your look.

Remember, you can always add your own sources to Flipboard. Just tap “Add a Section” and search for what’s most important to you.

Have a great time,

~ JonV
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Explore Personal Finance on Flipboard

Well, there’s no denying it’s tax season, that wonderful time of year when we tally up our contribution to the common good.  We’ve put together a set of suggested sources that revovle around preparing your taxes, learning more about personal finance, and business news.

CNN Money is a great resource for all kinds of financial news, including great personal finance tips.  CNN Money also tracks Fortune and Money magazines as well, so you’re getting three great resources in one section.

Inc. Magazine is the magazine for entrepreneurs and full of inspired news about emerging business and how you can begin your own company.

Add a section for Harvard Business Review on your Flipboard to receive the latest blog posts, Management Tips of the Day, Daily Stats, and more from the brilliant minds at Harvard.  Now we can all say we’ve been to Harvard!

IRS News is going to be the most important if you have not yet completed your taxes for this year. Believe it or not, the IRS is tweeting now and posting helpful videos on YouTube. It’s a newer, social Internal Revenue Service, though you probably don’t want them “following you” after you’ve filed your taxes.

Finance is the Flipboard curated list of excellent financial resources, for a bird’s eye view of all things related to economics and money.

We hope you find these new sections helpful.  Remember, these are only some suggestions.  You can always create sections on your Flipboard for the news and information that is most important to you.  Just tap “Add a Section” and search for what you would like.

Please don’t leave your taxes for the last minute.  That’s never any fun.

~ JonV
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Discover, Browse and Share on your Flipboard

It is the first week of Spring and, as the rain refreshes the world and new life flowers around us, it is time for us to find that spark of new interests and revitalized energy to live, learn, and grow.  Fill your mind with new ideas and fresh perspectives with new sections on your Flipboard.  Discover, browse, and share what is important to you with the people in your life.

Here are some great springtime suggestions to plant on your Contents page:

Spring cleaning leads to home improvements and Home is a very handy resource for decoration and do-it-yourself projects about the house, curated by Flipboard.

Lonely Planet is an incredible resource for travel planning and learning about the world.  Shake off the cold, and get out there and explore the world.  Plan your summer getaway now.

The Daily Beast is a great source for news and with the recent merger with Newsweek, that combines the bright, bristling website savvy with established journalism authority. The Daily Beast looks great on Flipboard, enjoy staying current on what’s news.

The Pioneer Woman Home & Garden section brings you a beautiful, country perspective on improvements for your country home and its surroundings.  Get your hands into some soil, it’s prime planting season.

Sports Illustrated Front Row is a unique experience of the NCAA Final Four Tournament on Flipboard.  The tournament is still heating up an Front Row will keep you updated on all the games.

Discover, browse, and share the joy,

~ JonV
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Duran Duran exclusive new content section and interview on Flipboard

Today Duran Duran and Flipboard are happy to announce that you will be able to add a new, exclusive Duran Duran section to your Flipboard. In this section, you will be able to follow the band as they launch their new album, All You Need is Now, and embark on a new tour.

The next stop on the tour will be live streamed from the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. Directed by none other than acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulhullond Drive). Tune in March 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT to watch this landmark performance at http://www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO. Now, on your Flipboard, you can follow the events leading up to the show and see all the posts, photos, and comments from the band as the concert happens live.

Simon LeBon and John Taylor took the time to visit with us on Flipboard’s Red Couch at the SXSW conference and music festival in Austin, Texas. Hermione Way, talked to the guys to discuss the new album, the up-coming concert, and fruit bats. Enjoy the interview.

Duran Duran’s 13th full length studio album All You Need is Now will be released physically in the U.S. and Canada on the band’s new label S-Curve Records on March 22, 2011. WATCH the video for the title song off the new album “All You Need Is Now

“…Duran Duran re-creates the Rio-era sound…right down to the slap bass, synthesizer arpeggios and tropical percussion…” – USA Today

Upcoming Duran Duran Live Dates – First U.S. Shows in Three Years!
March 18th WinStar World in Thackerville, OK
March 25th Ultra Music Festival in Miami, FL
April 16th The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
April 17th Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA

American Express, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube will provide Duran Duran fans worldwide with access to their “Unstaged” performance on March 23.

To add the Duran Duran section to your Flipboard, just tap the Featured ribbon at the top right of your Contents page. Enjoy the new Duran Duran section on your Flipboard!

~ JonV
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Sports Illustrated Front Row and VH1’s SXSW Music sections, new on Flibpoard

We’re very excited to announce more exclusive content to further enhance your Flipboard experience.

Sports Illustrated, the most respected name in sports journalism, is bringing a “Front Row” experience of the NCAA Final Four tournament to the iPad. Front Row is a new series of free apps from Sports Illustrated that will deliver all the action and images from the world’s biggest sporting events to your mobile devices, and the Flipboard version of Front Row will also integrate photos, stories, and insights from Sports Illustrated’s award-winning writers via social media.

Now, using your Flipboard, you can interact with a custom NCAA bracket that changes throughout the day. You can tap on team names to see photos from that game or flip through pages of updates, news and analysis as games happen. You can track team updates via live, personal posts from the reporters on the scene. Scores will be updated live and, as the games progress, you’ll see who is next in the bracket with great photos from each game.

Add the Sports Illustrated Front Row featured section to your Flipboard now and let the games begin!

We have also teamed up with VH1 to feature their South by Southwest curated section to guide you through the massive amount of news and information coming out of the music festival portion of the famous SXSW conference and festival as well as other music news. SXSW has played a vital role in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music today. Follow the show on your Flipboard to get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the gigs and crazy parties. You may even experience the moment when the next breakout band breaks out, because this is where it happens, at SXSW on your Flipboard.

You can also add a beautiful section of interesting photography by adding Instagram’s Popular feed. This is the best of the photos from our latest social network to be added to Flipboard. WIRED magazine is also a new pages partner on Flipboard and well-worth a tile on your Contents page.

We also have news feeds for the events transpiring in Libya as the world prepares to respond in force following the UN resolution passed yesterday and for the on-going news from the overwhelming tragedy in Japan. These are custom curated feeds from an incredibly deep, diverse set of sources, curated for Flipboard by Sulia. Both feeds are excellent resources for staying informed about these fast moving, critical situations.

To add these sections, either tap the new Featured Ribbon in the top right of your Contents page, or tap an empty tile to Add a Section and discover it in the menu there.

~ JonV
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Red Couch Interview: Cathy Brooks talks with “Heroes” creator Tim Kring

Cathy Brooks sits down on the Flipboard Red Couch with Tim Kring, creator of Heroes, to talk about his new project Conspiracy For Good. Enjoy the interview!

Flipboard brought our signature red couches to Austin, Texas for the famous South By Southwest conference for music, film, and technology and dropped them into the middle of all the action. During the show, we hosted a number of interviews with interesting people on both sides of the couch.

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Red Couch Photo Contest – Grand Prize, iPad 2!

We had an amazing week in Austin at the South by Southwest conference. We loved meeting so many awesome Flipboard fans face-to-face. It was a blast moving our Red Couch around the city for live interviews and appearances. Now as SXSWi wraps up for 2011, it’s time to announce the Grand Prize winner of the Red Couch Photo Contest.  The Grand Prize is a brand new iPad 2!

Jonathan Snyder wins the Grand Prize with this exceptional photograph of Angela Watercutter interviewing Howard Lindzon of Stocktwits. Our Red Couch is framed against the backdrop of Austin by the striking architecture of the Frost Bank tower, making for a beautifully composed image worthy of a new iPad 2!

And as we pack up to head home from an exciting (and exhausting!) SXSW, let’s take a look back at some of the best images of Flipboard fans on the signature Red Couch:

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