Rumor Roundup: A Facebook Paper? Jon Hamm Is Strange? More?

We heard these techy and weird rumors through the digital grapevine. But are they true?!

When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

  • Is Facebook About to Release a News Reader App?
    Ostensibly called "Paper," it's named after the thing that 90% of its users have never actually read news on. [Gizmodo]
  • Will the Next CEO of Microsoft Be Hans Vestberg?
    He's the current CEO of Ericsson, but we don't really care what his credentials are, do we? Just as long as he looks weird or is a super nerd or is boisterous and loud or has a sweat problem or something. You know, something the Internet can easily make of him for despite his credentials. We prefer our Microsoft CEOs to be easily turned into caricatures or memes! [GeekWire]

  • Has Jon Hamm Already Been Cast as Doctor Strange?
    If this turns out to be false, I'm going to be a very mad man! Actually ... I'm not over fond of him as an actor, so I'll be OK. []

  • Yoda Will Appear as a Ghost in the Upcoming Star Wars Movie?
    "Put enough of these little nods and winks from the originals in the new script and there's no need for a plot!" thinks J.J. Abrams. []

  • Is HP Working on a "Low Cost" Smartphone?
    Because it'll be a "budget" model for about $200, corners will have to be cut. For instance, it'll have a pathetic 720p screen instead of a 1080p screen. OH, THE SACRIFICES WE MAKE! [9 to 5 Google]

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