Facebook Places ready to march in
Facebook Places, the social network giant's location service, is set for launch within weeks, according to numerous reports this week.
CNet reports that Places will arrive initially as an application programming interface (API) for integration with other specialist location services. However, it appears likely that Facebook will also develop its own check-in features and position itself powerfully to compete with the Places services already offered by Google and Twitter.
It may eventually compete with Google Places and FourSquare.