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Facebook to Launch Deals Program, Rivals Groupon (Poll)
The world's largest social network, Facebook, wants to find out how to get in on the hottest deals. Facebook will begin testing deal offers in five cities; San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Austin, Texas.
Starting Tuesday, when Facebook users in the five test markets log into the site, they will see a deals insignia at the bottom of the page.
Clicking on it brings up a list of currently available offers. A user can buy one, click the "like" button to recommend it to others or share the offer with friends through Facebook's private messaging system. When users purchase or "like" a deal, it shows up in their friends' news feed.