"Facebook Presence" Was A One-Time Thing, Not A Real Product

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Photo: Ludovic Toinel

We checked with Facebook, and no, “Facebook Presence” is not a precursor to any location-based service Facebook may or may not announce at some point.A spokesperson tells us Facebook Presence, which allowed attendees to swipe RFID cards and check-in from various locations at Facebook’s developer conference yesterday, was “just a hack-a-thon project.”

(It’s actually something Facebookers already use to check-in to the beer keg area at Facebook HQ.)

This leads us to wonder: did Facebook not announce their Foursquare killer because it’s in talks to buy Foursquare?

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