Facebook reportedly working on mobile news-delivery service

Like with Twitter, Facebook users often share breaking news with their friends on the network. But now, the social-networking giant is reportedly looking to add a home-grown news-delivery service to its mobile offerings.

Facebook is looking to go mobile with users.
(Credit: Jared Kohler/CNET)

The company has been working on a service internally dubbed Reader that would display content from Facebook users and other publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices, people familiar with the project have told The Wall Street Journal. The project, which has been in the works for more than a year, reportedly resembles Flipboard, the popular news-reading app that aggregates content from multiple sources.

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on the report.

While The WSJ reported that it is unclear whether this project will ever be launched, it did note that the project appears geared toward addressing the changing social-networking tastes of Facebook's users.

With the internet continuing to become more mobile each day, Facebook has been long pushing to boost advertising on mobile. In April, the social network debuted Facebook Home, which is a family of mobile apps and a social-networking-focused skin that runs over Android on smartphones.

Via CNET.com



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