CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Mobile Apps

Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'

The social network's new feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet broadband may not be broadband anymore.

Facebook found a new way to track your location beyond GPS and Wi-Fi.

The social network is using Bluetooth beacons in some businesses to send location-specific tips to your phone, all the while crushing any hope Foursquare had left for relevance.

Also in this tech-news roundup, learn how Nickelodeon parent Viacom is joining the streaming club with CBS and HBO. And your home Internet broadband isn't really broadband anymore, thanks to the FCC:

Now Playing: Watch this: Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links below.

Subscribe:

iTunes (HD) | iTunes (SD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (MP3)

RSS (HD) | RSS (SD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (MP3)

Download the audio version of today's episode:

Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'