At TechNode, our purpose is to be a bridge in two aspects. The first is to be a bridge between tech start-ups and investors in the China eco-system to help them flourish. The second is to be a bridge between China and the English speaking community outside China, so they can better understand the Chinese tech environment and action. After all, Beijing is becoming the next Silicon Valley! Especially for investors in NASDAQ listed Chinese tech companies we have become an important source for knowing what is really happening and what matters.

In order to build the second bridge, we started to think about how to connect with readers in new ways. So what new form is growing in popularity to consume content? iPads! So today we are proud to announce we are officially on the best iPad social magazine invented – Flipboard!

Unfortunately Flipboard was blocked in China around May this year, but I won’t go into reasons why. However if you are outside China, please check it out under the Tech & Science section. I was told we will be featured there till Friday (U.S.time) and they will consider giving us a more permanent fixture if we are popular. So please use it, share it, like it! As a start-up, it’s an honour to be positioned next to the biggest names in tech news such as TechCrunch, Engadget and All Things D to name a few.

When I first used Flipboard on the iPad, I became addicted. The way it beautifully displays content you care about is awesome! Using social networks, Flipboard serves you relevant content all the time. Deservedly, Flipboard was judged the iPad App of the Year in 2010.

TechCrunch recently reported that Flipboard hit 3.5 million downloads and racked up 550 million flips per month. Hopefully TechNode contributes to the growth of Flipboard but more importantly opens up Chinese tech news about start-ups and trends to the rest of the world!

For those outside China, Flipboard is FREE! So go ahead and download it and enjoy TechNode on the go!