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Facebook’s app ecosystem expands with a new stand-alone camera app

First, there was Messenger, Facebook’s stand-alone app that made you exit the social network to chat with your friends. Now, The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook will release a stand-alone photo app to either supplement or supplant its native photo-sharing functionality. Between this and Messenger—not to mention acquired properties like WhatsApp and Instagram—Facebook is beginning to look less like a monolithic empire and more like an ecosystem of app fiefdoms.

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