Facebook joins the news biz with Paper

Facebook today introduced a new mobile app called Paper that presents users a personalized stream of news and information.

The app will launch for the iPhone in the U.S. on Feb. 3.

The news content in Paper comes from curated news sources and outlets posted publicly and on friends’ news feeds. Users can customize Paper with a choice of sections about various themes and topics.

It’s the latest move by Facebook to expand beyond its social media beginnings by becoming more of an essential part of the lives of its users.

Read more about Paper here on Techcrunch.

Check out this demo video of Facebook’s Paper app here.