Facebook Places now available in Canada

Canadian businesses have another place to claim their local listing information after Facebook Places was launched in the country on Friday.Similar to other location-based social networking services such as Foursquare or Gowalla, Facebook

Published on: September 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

5 myths about location-based services

First there was location-based social network Foursquare. Then Gowalla and other sites followed suit and launched. And now with news that Facebook is slowly rolling out its own location-based technology, you can expect

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Facebook Places vs. Foursquare

Facebook's unveiling of Facebook Places is an obvious banshee cry to Foursquare and other location-based check-in services. As with those services, Facebook Places allows users to share their location and discover new hot

Published on: August 24th, 2010 Michael Ansaldo

Facebook Places cautiously described as ‘good’

Pressed to respond to the rising popularity of online services that let people broadcast their location, Facebook mostly hit the right notes with the initial design of Places, although it's too early to

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook Places checks in to new privacy controversy

With its new location-based Places feature, Facebook may have just lit the match that will ignite another round of privacy controversy.On Wednesday, Facebook took the wraps off of Places, a smartphone-based service that

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

How to opt out of Facebook Places

Watch out, Facebook users: the social network debuted a new location-sharing feature on Wednesday. As usual, this means it's time to make sure your privacy settings are configured the way you want them

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Ian Paul