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Facebook Is Developing a Flipboard-Style News Reader

   
8:29 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887323998604578563853135203858-lMyQjAxMTAzMDIwMzEyNDMyWj.html [online.wsj.com]

Facebook, With a Focus on Mobile, Works on Project for News Via Users

Facebook Inc. is aiming to become a newspaper for mobile devices.

The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The project, which the company has been developing for more than a year, is designed to showcase news content in particular. Recent versions of Reader resemble Flipboard Inc., a smartphone and tablet app that aggregates stories from multiple sources and lets users swipe to flip through articles, said the people with knowledge of the project.