SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a new messaging platform that takes aim at one of the Internet’s first applications, e-mail.

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg declares that e-mail is past its prime in the age of texts and instant messages.

The popular social network unveiled its plans in San Francisco on Monday.

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Blogs had been buzzing with speculation, a big one being that Facebook will announce an e-mail service, its answer to Google Inc.’s Gmail.

But Facebook says e-mail will be just one component of its plans. Zuckerberg says the company doesn’t believe e-mail is going to be a modern messaging system.

The announcement comes a day before Zuckerberg speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

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