Facebook is Creating the Pandora of the News World
As Facebook makes more and more progress towards the news industry, the company has now announced its plans to take mobile news to a new level. Facebook has announced that they will be creating a Twitter-esque mobile application that will bring breaking news to everyones phones; much like the way Yahoo email alerts people breaking news.
The app will be a standalone app and will allow users to pick and choose publications they would like to receive notifications from. The topics will work like “stations” as if you’re picking music from Pandora. When the news breaks from your specific publications about the topics you have chosen, the app will send you a push notification alerting you. All notifications sent through Facebook’s app will link out to that publication’s website.
The app is still in the very early stage and pnly a select number of publications will be available.
[via Business Insider]