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Facebook app to send you breaking news alerts

  • Facebook is building a mobile app that will send breaking news alerts straight to your phone.

    The app will reportedly ask users to choose which publications they want to receive notifications from, and specific topics they want to receive news about.

    The user would get a notification of up to 100 characters whenever news in their pre-selected topics breaks. All notifications sent through Facebook's app will link out to that publication's website. (Source: IANS)