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Mike McCue: Flipboard Brings Beauty Of Print Onto The Web

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Mike McCue: Flipboard Brings Beauty Of Print Onto The Web

Mike McCue: Flipboard Brings Beauty Of Print Onto The Web

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Mike McCue and his team at Flipboard.  Robert Scoble/via Flickr hide caption

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If you haven't caught up, Flipboard is a new iPad app that has the geek crowd raving.

Michele NorrisĀ spoke to Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. The app brings the beauty of print, as McCue puts it, to the social content of the Web.

McCue, a Silicon Valley veteran, was one of the founders of Tellme, a company that specializes in voice-based programs like the ones used for directory assistance services. The company was sold to Microsoft for $800 million.

Now, he has great expectations for his "social magazine." And he talks a little a bit about the business model for Flipboard, which, he says, will likely look a lot like that of an old school business -- the publishing world.

Listen to the whole interview above.

This, by the way, is the first in a series of conversations with tech CEOs. Who would you like to hear from next?