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Facebook launches Social News apps, partners with a variety of media companies

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Along with the movies and music integration, Facebook's also adding some unique social reading capabilities to the platform with what it's calling Social News apps. Mark Zuckerberg didn't explain the new integration as completely as the multimedia offerings, but he did detail that lots of news publications - including The Washington Post, The Daily, Yahoo News, and Slate - will be rolling out Facebook apps, or what seem to be reformatted versions of content for the social network. The idea is that you won't be taken out to the publication's website anymore when you see a shared article - instead you'll be able to read articles right on Facebook and share them out with your friends. Some of these news apps should be rolling out today, but hit the break for a quick shot of what The Daily app will look like and the source link for a deeper explanation of the Washington Post's apps.