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Google tablet reader now called Currents, may ship Friday

12/08, 2:55pm

Google said to ship Currents as soon as tomorrow

Google's tablet reader software, previously referred to by the Propeller codename, will officially be called Currents, from current events. It may also launch as soon as Friday, AllThingsD reported. The product will compete with the likes of Flipboard, Zite, and Yahoo's Livestand.

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Google Propeller, Yahoo Livestand hit iPad, Android in days

10/28, 1:00pm

Google Propeller and Yahoo Livestand to clash

Two tablet-oriented web readers, Google Propeller and Yahoo Newsstand, could launch within days of each other. New leaks pointed to Yahoo's offering coming November 2, with Google coming either that week or shortly afterwards. The AllThingsD tip added that Propeller will have a "plethora" of media deals and expected both to equally support Android and the iPad.

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Google Propeller may carry AdSense ads, pay-only articles

09/17, 12:35pm

Google Propeller rumor points to Google

Google's Propeller tablet app may be seen as a vehicle for the company's ad platform. A rumor Friday suggested Google would help both publishers and itself profit from articles by inserting AdSense ads into the formatted articles. The purported 9to5 sources added that publishers could charge by the article using Google Checkout to handle payments.

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Google Propeller to take on Flipboard for iPad, Android

09/15, 11:40pm

Google Propeller curates news on multiple tablets

Google is crafting its own alternative to Flipboard, Zite, and other curated news apps for tablets, tipsters divulged Thursday. Nicknamed Propeller, details are vague but would make it a rare cross-platform app, serving both Android and iPad users. Not much is known about what it does from AllThingsD's source, but Rackspace's Robert Scoble understood that it's "mind-blowing good."

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