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Facebook has introduced a handful of mobile tools, including single sign-on for third-party apps, a new Facebook Places location write API, and a "Deals" platform, which allows local businesses to offer e-coupons to Facebookers who are nearby. The company is not building a phone. "There's this rumor out there that we're …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Coupons that follow you?

    Sounds like a good way to track people then. Just hand out unique coupons to everybody. Given that a large percentage won't be redeemed, especially if the deal isn't terribly good but enough to keep around for a rainy day, it won't be too expensive. And even tracking who keeps the coupons and who doesn't is valuable information. Yes, I can see this is made of facebook win... bitch.

  2. Patrick O'Reilly

    No Place

    Places only work in certain countries. It appears in the menu of the Android app but doesn't allow check-in's from my country (where it's EMEA Headquarters are)

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