On January 30, Facebook announces Facebook Paper
, a separate iOS app that provides a newspaper-like
or magazine-like experience for reading on the phone,
scheduled for launch on February 3.
Facebook also announces Facebook Creative Labs, an intra-company effort to have
separate teams working on separate mobile apps that specialize in different facets
related to the Facebook experience, rather than trying to make changes to Facebook's
main web version, mobile version, or its iOS and Android apps, and says that Facebook Paper
is the first product of Facebook Creative Labs.
Facebook Paper receives mixed reviews, and some commentators note its similarity with Flipboard