Facebook roundup: Gowalla, Walmart, GLAAD, Menlo Park and more

By Sara Inés Calderón Comment

Gowalla closes down – Gowalla officially shut down its location-based service this week. The company was acquired by Facebook for its talent in December.

Facebook honored by GLAAD – Facebook is set to receive a special recognition award at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards for its work in bullying prevention and inclusive options for users who identify as LGBT.

Walmart purchases Social Calendar - Walmart purchased Social Calendar, a Facebook app that sends birthday and holiday reminders via email and SMS, TechCrunch reported.

Facebook may expand beyond Menlo Park – Stalled in negotiations with the city of Menlo Park in California, Facebook may be set to expand its offices to Newark, Calif., according to a report from The San Jose Mercury News.

State laws move to make Facebook part of estates – Facebook and social network access may become part of a deceased person’s digital estate if laws in Nebraska and Oregon pass, according to The Washington Post.

Facebook faces trial in India – Facebook and Google are set to be on trial in India for charges that the companies did not censor objectionable content on their sites, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Facebook proposes new site governance – The social network presented a draft of a new Statement of Rights and Responsibilities for users and requested feedback on its Facebook Site Governance page.