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    Facebook Intros Places, Location Check-in and Discovery

    Facebook Intros Places, Location Check-in and Discovery

    Facebook held a media event, launching the Foursquare-competing product, called Places. Basically “Places” helps you see where you are, helps you see who’s around you, and helps you see what’s going on nearby (discovery).


    You can tag friends with you while checking into locations, and Places will automatically check you in and create a news feed story showing where you are. Facebook also has opened up API access to Places.

    Facebook Places is available in a new iPhone application update, and in Facebook’s mobile touch website for advanced mobile devices.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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