Ultravisual Joins Flipboard
Flipboard Acquires Technicolor-backed Company’s Team, Effective Immediately
September 8th, 2014 • Palo Alto, CA
Today Flipboard announced it has acquired the team at Ultravisual, a Technicolor-backed company. Flipboard and Ultravisual have a shared vision — that content, beautifully presented and organized around interests, can connect people in meaningful and moving ways. The Ultravisual team will bring its insights and expertise to Flipboard effective immediately.
“We are inspired by Ultravisual’s approach to information design, their pixel-perfect engineering and visually stunning interfaces. Additionally, their deep understanding of how people collaborate around collections of content is particularly exciting since it is so relevant to the future of magazine making on Flipboard,” said Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard.
The Ultravisual team has designed an experience that lets people easily share images, videos and comments around their interests and passions. The team’s expertise complements Flipboard’s focus on curation and will allow the company to create an even more robust, social and immersive experience for magazine making on Flipboard.
“We started Ultravisual with the belief that everyone is inherently a creative communicator, and that today’s social platforms were missing crucial ingredients that support them in their desire for deeper self-expression,” said Ultravisual founder Neil Voss. “We strongly admire Flipboard – a company that is shaping the future of how people share and experience content in beautiful and truly meaningful ways. We are extremely excited to join Flipboard and help shape the way people express themselves alongside the world’s best editorial.”
In its continuous quest to innovate, Technicolor encourages its talent to develop and build businesses that provide immersive experiences for the consumer, and is focused on helping entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition with the backing of strong technology expertise.