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Facebook Deals to Offer Groupon-Inspired Service

Facebook Deals to Offer Groupon-Inspired Service

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Continuing to imitate similar technologies, Facebook is at it again. After taking inspiration from Twitter and Foursquare, now Facebook is looking to create a Groupon-killer. Instead of partnering with Groupon, or LivingSocial, the Facebook development team have been building a similar internal product to offer discount deals. To view local deals, visit:

Bloomberg News’ Brian Womack states that Facebook employees will work with businesses to promote Deals and encourage people with accounts on the 600-member social network to share details about the discounts with friends. Tests of this expanded service would begin in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco.

“Local businesses will be able to sign up to use this feature soon, and people will be able to find Deals in the coming weeks,” the Palo Alto, California-based company said in the statement.