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Facebook Wins MAJOR Patent Covering Location-Based Social Network, Checkins

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Facebook may have been late to the location wars with Facebook Places launching only a few months ago, but it's been thinking about how to add location to social networking for years. Yesterday, it was granted a patent on "Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members" which could have serious implications for other geo-mobile social networks like Foursquare and Gowalla.

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