Facebook relaunches Events app with a Yelp-like focus

Last year, Facebook introduced Events — a standalone app that combined a dedicated calendar with happenings around town. The app was not a hit — it dropped out of the most-downloaded iOS apps a few days after launching, according to data from market research firm App Annie, and never returned. Today Facebook is trying again. From now on, the app formerly known as Events will now be called Local, and will incorporate information about local businesses and reviews from Facebook users. “The new app, Facebook Local, helps you easily find what to do, where to go, where to eat, or what you need — all recommended by the people you know and trust,” Aditya Koolwal, the product manager, said in a statement. Most of this information... Continue reading…

Facebook relaunches Events app with a Yelp-like focus

Last year, Facebook launched Events as a standalone app to help you find something to do. It wasn't exactly a runaway hit; you'd be forgiven if you'd never even heard ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Engadget

Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local, adds bars and food

 Bad news for Yelp and good news for nightlife lovers. When you want to go out, it doesn’t necessarily have to be to an event. So to help you discover bars, restaurants, and nearby ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from TechCrunch

Facebook Local Might Be the Only Facebook App You Need

Sorry Yelp and Foursquare: Local peels the stickiest, best part of Facebook away from all the stuff you'd rather not have.

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Wired Tech

Facebook is trying to take on Yelp, but Yelp shouldn’t panic yet

Facebook has yet another new product intended to take on yet another technology business. This time, it’s setting its sights on Yelp and Foursquare with its new “Local” ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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