Facebook update takes aim at location-based networks

12/17/2012 | Adweek

Facebook's improvements to its mobile application include search-by-category, location ratings, and shareable recommendations. The updates seem aimed at competing with location-based services such as Foursquare and Yelp, writes Christopher Heine. The changes to the networks "Nearby" feature illustrate CEO Mark Zuckerberg's focus on mobile to attract ad dollars to the social network, he adds.

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