Taptu’s Acquisition By MediaFed Hints At Smart Move To Put The Heat On Flipboard And The Rest

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http://techcrunch.com – Taptu, a competitor with Flipboard and Pulse in the ‘tablet news reader’ stakes, was aiming to be the new-new thing when it launched back in 2010. A few iterations and fund-raising’s later it’s fair to say that it concluded it was going to be tough to compete in that market. Today it’s announced its acquisition by Mediafed. Who, I hear you ask? London-based Mediafed has been around since 2007, selling advertising into the RSS feeds of major newspaper and magazine publishers. Financial terms were undisclosed, but to date Taptu has received $18 million in venture fu (IT news)