The Social network Facebook has bought geo-social service Gowalla, which is considered to be one of the main competitors of Foursquare. CNN Money reported this with the reference to an anonymous source. It is assumed that Gowalla developers will join Facebook staff and will work on the “Timeline” feature, which was announced in September. The deal amount is unknown.
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HTC starts selling the new smartphone Status on Android 2.3.3. Its main feature is a special button for operations at Facebook in the lower right part of the phone. According to the operator AT & T, which will promote the new product, HTC Status is the first phone in the world with a special Facebook button. It is designed for teenagers and young adults who like Facebook and use it very often from their mobile phones.
Recently a new version of the famous iPhone Facebook application was introduced by the inventive iPhone developers who clearly realize that the large majority of their client contains of true users of the social networking site Facebook. The improved 3.2 version is available on iTunes, the official Apple Store website. (more…)
Facebook account holders from the countries listed below are now empowered to use location checking service Places. The implied nations are Brazil, India, Singapore, the Philippines, South Africa, Egypt, Israel and some other countries around the world. Range of the launch is under studying.
Last summer a new application was launched by Facebook. Its name is Facebook Places. In spite of its relatively young existence it seems to be quite prosperous. A short time ago MerchantCircle conducted a survey that showed that 32 percent of the 8,456 businesses promote themselves through this service. About 12 percent are going to make use of it in the future, moreover not-so-distant one.