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From the time that Google killed off Google Reader, there has been speculation that Facebook was working on a sort of news reader of its own. In a way this seemed odd, because Facebook already is a sort of news reader of its own, albeit one in which much of the ‘‘news’’ is about your friends’ cats, babies and vacations. And it’s getting newsier all the time. Why, then, would Facebook want or need another product that does the same thing?
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