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06-24-2013, 10:07 AM #1
WSJ: Facebook Building Flipboard Rival for iPad, Android Tablets
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Facebook has been tinkering with a forthcoming product in the works since the social network first went public a year ago.
As it turns out, a big part of Facebook's emergent "mobile first" strategy could involve trying to become a newspaper for mobile devices. Details procured by The Wall Street Journal indicate that the social network has been quietly working on a service known internally at the company as "Reader."
Reader displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, the report in Sunday's WSJ details.
The project... 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.
06-24-2013, 10:20 AM #2
Looks like FB is becoming a one stop shop for social media in general..
06-24-2013, 11:26 AM #3
I love Flipboard!!!
06-24-2013, 11:36 AM #4
These guys need to think up something original instead of just following along a well worn path, especially when they are what the 10th manufacturer to consider doing this?
06-24-2013, 11:50 AM #5
I actually look forward to seeing what they can bring to us.
1. FB messed up their stocks when it came on the market. I know it is not FB fault but it is on FB because it was not a successful launch by hiring wrong people.
2. FB phone... must I say more?
If they screw this up it means 3rd strike in my book, I hope they know to do a spectacular job when they launch this.