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Google and Flipboard have announced a new partnership that brings Google+ integration to the popular social magazine app. It joins a wide variety of social networks already available via the app including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. It’s an important turn of events of Flipboard because Google has not yet opened up its Google+ API. This means that the partnership provides the Flipboard app with a feature that its rivals won’t be able to match.

Rumor has it that Google does want to open the API to other developers but is not yet willing to do so because it lacks “good noise controls.” In other words, this partnership is mutually beneficial. Flipboard adds a unique feature and Google has the chance to test out its API in real app without releasing it into the wild.

The announcement comes ahead of Google I/O, the company’s major yearly ...

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