Facebook news app to challenge Flipboard

After the first reports emerged last summer that Facebook was working on a mobile news reader, it appears that "Paper" is close to launch which has its sights on competitors that include Flipboard.

"Billed as a social news magazine, cross-platform Flipboard aggregates articles from a range of publications, presenting them in a visually appealing way.

The attractive style and elegant user experience has won the app many fans over the last few years, with Facebook under pressure to bring something new to the table if it wants to have any meaningful success with its alternative offering."

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