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

TechCrunch: 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 attractions too, Facebook is rebranding its standalone Events app as ‘Facebook Local’. Launching in the U.S. today on iOS and Android, Facebook Local combines events and permanent places to a single search engine powered by Facebook 70 million business Pages plus reviews and friends’ checkins.”

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