If you’ve got a smartphone in the U.S., there’s almost a one in five chance you checked into a location-based service this March.
Facebook’s expanded deals services go live tonight.
Facebook has fully rolled out the ability to check in to events via the iPhone, the beta version of which we’d scooped on March 21.
You can now convert a personal profile into a business pages, but not vice versa.
Deals remains free of charge to brands — but at some point would it make sense for Facebook to offer a premium version to advertisers that spend a certain amount of money?
Facebook has begun testing a check-in button for event pages accessed by iPhone users.
This morning Facebook turned on Places in a number of new locales, including Bulgaria, Brazil, India, Egypt, South Africa, the Philippines and Israel.
Facebook appears to have revoked the ability to unmerge a Place and a Page.
Facebook Places pages are suggesting others located nearby, with pictures of friends who checked in there and like buttons.
Facebook will begin testing an expansion of the Deals service to better compete with Groupon.