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How Glancee acquisition fits into Facebook’s strategy of letting users share where they are, were, will be

Facebook hasn’t shared its plans for Glancee, the location-based app it acquired on Friday, but the app fits well into the social network’s location strategy that now goes well beyond check-ins. “We’re looking at location from a past, present, future sort … Continue reading

Facebook updates Locations app, but feature still only available to select pages

Facebook recently relaunched its “Locations” app that allows users to search directly from a company’s page to find business locations near them. The feature, which helps organize corporate and local pages, had to be redesigned to fit the new Timeline … Continue reading

200M users include location in Facebook posts; company looks to expand location APIs

About a quarter of all Facebook users add location data to their posts each month, according to a presentation by Facebook product manager Josh Williams at the Where Conference in San Francisco. Williams also says the social network will soon … Continue reading

Facebook to adjust calculations for total check-ins displayed on place pages

Facebook says it will change how check-ins are calculated so that place pages more accurately reflect how many people visited a location. According to a post on the Facebook Studio blog, when users check into a place multiple times within a 12-hour … Continue reading

Facebook tests ‘Add to Map’ prompt on place pages

Some users are seeing an “Add to Map” button in the top corner of Facebook pages associated with an address. The feature encourages users to make a post that will show on their map and Timeline. Users can set indicate … Continue reading

Facebook adds recommendation feature to mobile touch site

Facebook is testing a recommendation tab for some pages on its mobile touch site. As the company continues to build out its mobile pages with social recommendations and additional information, it could become an alternative to Yelp and other location-based … Continue reading

Facebook: A Year in Review

Facebook’s “Move fast and break things” mantra was put into action again this year as the company overhauled a number of its products, introduced many new features and eliminated old functionality. Here is a month-by-month review of changes that most … Continue reading

Facebook Testing ‘Suggested Events’ Based on Pages and Places

Some users are seeing a “Suggested Events” feature that recommends events based on pages they like and places they’ve been, as first reported by TechCrunch. This replaces and expands upon the “Friends’ Events” section that listed events to which others … Continue reading

LAX is Facebook’s Busiest Airport

Los Angeles International Airport was the most popular airport people checked into between August and November, according to information Facebook released today. Based on check-ins on Facebook and third-party location services that have integrated with the Facebook Places API, airports … Continue reading

Facebook Reportedly Acquires Gowalla, No Confirmation From Either Company

Facebook is reportedly acquiring location sharing service Gowalla and bringing “most” of its employees and founder Josh Williams over to Palo Alto headquarters to work on Timeline, according to CNN. We could not get confirmation from Facebook, Gowalla or several investors in … Continue reading