Facebook Places Launches in France, Italy and Australia

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Facebook has rolled out its location service Places to France and Australia. The launch in both nations this week may signal an acceleration of the roll out. Facebook appears to be giving access to countries with a large Facebook audience, and at least some iPhone market penetration. The two nations join the United States, the UK, Canada, and Japan bringing the total number which can access Places via the Facebook for iPhone app or touch.facebook.com to six.

France has the fifth largest Facebook audience in the world, according to the Facebook Global Monitor, and a relatively high 4.08%



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