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Facebook reportedly preparing to take on Flipboard with 'Paper' news reader

Facebook reportedly preparing to take on Flipboard with Paper news reader The Verge


Facebook is currently putting the finishing touches on its own mobile news reader service and could launch the product by the end of January, according to a new report fromRe/code. The social network's Flipboard competitor is reportedly called Paper — not to be confused with the popular iOS drawing app — and is finally nearing completion after "years" of work. (The Wall Street Journal broke news on the effort last year.) Re/codesays it's currently unclear whether Paper will be a standalone app when it reaches Facebook's users; it may instead take the form of a web app optimized for mobile devices.

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I think this is a bad idea because news is bad for you:

If Facebook wants more engagement it should avoid the news and stick to personal stuff.

flipboard is great. none of its competitors seem to come close. (so far)

Flipboard is better for reading Facebook content than the Facebook news feed.

At least, for me it is.

I wonder if Facebook knows this.

Jared, do you use Flipboard on tablet or smartphone or both?

Cool, I just use it on iPad. Can't get into it on smartphone. 

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