Flipboard users will soon have the ability to use their Google+ accounts to +1 and comment on articles within the app, Google announced on Tuesday.
Bradley Horowitz, vice president of product at Google, told the audience at Le Web in London that Flipboard is now one of Google's chosen partners for the Google+ API. Horowitz didn't say exactly when the integration will occur.
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Flipboard is now one of a handful of partners -- including HootSuite, Context Optional, Vitrue, Involver and Buddy Media -- with access to G+'s API. It's unclear when Google will release a full public API for G+. Google first began offering developer application programming interfaces in September 2011, about three months after G+ made its debut.
Meanwhile, according to Robert Scoble, startup liaison at Rackspace Hosting, Horowitz also said that Google+ will "never" have any advertising, a claim that is plausible since, unlike Facebook, Google doesn't rely on its social network for revenues. Horowitz also said the 170 million figure for Google+'s user base is "a little stale." More details about G+ and its API are likely to be announced at I/O, Google's developer conference, which is set for June 27 to 29 in San Francisco.
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