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Facebook Places is being replaced by a new location service

Facebook is making a number of changes to its service, with improvements to its privacy controls.

It's also phasing out the 'Places' feature, which was available to mobile phone users, and will now allow users to 'check in' by adding location to anything - including status updates, photos and Wall posts.

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Facebook launches separate Messenger app for mobile messaging

Facebook has launched a standalone mobile Messenger application for iPhone and Android devices.

It's based on the Facebook Messages service that was launched late last year.

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UK riots hit the mobile industry

Mark Bridge writes:

Having just returned from a week's holiday in a part of the country where mobile coverage was surprisingly sparse, it struck me how much mobile phones were linked to the recent English riots and looting.

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Facebook is becoming a default mobile destination, says new study

The 2011 Mobile Internet Usage Report from CCS Insight has revealed that Facebook Messages, Chat and Photos are some of the most popular mobile services across Europe.

CCS Insight says Facebook is now one of the top three providers for messaging and could soon become a major destination for watching video clips.

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Vringo and Zlango merging to create new mobile social media business

It's a match made in an odd kind of dictionary: Vringo and Zlango are getting together.

Vringo provides software platforms for mobile social and video applications - video ringtones, for example - while Zlango is a mobile messaging company that can add multimedia content to standard text-based messages.

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