According to a report in Forbes, Facebook has started talks with media companies including The Washington Post, CNN, and News Corporation's The Daily to start news service called 'Facebook Editions'. The report also added that the news service will be launched by the end of 2011.
The 'Facebook Editions' is reportedly works like app versions of the news outlets which are available on Facebook wall. But, the "anonymous source" said that all media companies are not satisfied with the idea.
Anyhow, Facebook representative told Forbes that "we have nothing new to announce," adding that "the top media sites around the world are integrated with Facebook, and we're constantly talking to our partners about ways to improve these integrations."
Interestingly, rumours on Facebook Editions popped up few days after the search giant Google unveiled its new social networking site Google+ (Google Plus) with brand new features. A feature dubbed as 'Sparks' in Google+ gives users all latest information and news feeds on various topics. Also, it offers group video calling service Hangouts and Circles. Read Google+ Review.
Recently, Facebook added video calling feature and group chat service to its platform. It seems like Facebook is facing some heat with the latest reports about Google Plus' growth. Google CEO Larry Page on Thursday, Jul 14 announced that Google+ has crossed 10 million user mark and it sees more than one billion sharings in a single day.