Watch Out Yelp and Foursquare — Facebook Is Flexing Its Local Muscles

favorite cities From:  Street Fight

Justin Moore, an engineering manager at Facebook, offered a full-throated pitch for the company’s local data initiatives during an event Thursday. The Foursquare engineer says a team in the company’s New York office has spent the past two years turning the 32 billion pieces of location-tagged content to create the “riches and largest” place database in the world.


Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Their Pages:  Mashable

Aiming to keep users on the platform and possibly prompt more ads, Facebook started letting restaurants post menus on their Facebook pages on Thursday. The social networking giant is using Constant Contact’s Single Platform, an online listing service that helps local businesses showcase products, photos and menus.