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Facebook Will Launch Groupon-Like 'Deals' Program

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Facebook is preparing to launch a new 'Deals' program that will bring Groupon-like discount sharing to the world's largest social network.

The program, set to go live within the next few weeks, will initially launch in five cities: Atlanta, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas and Austin. As with services like Groupon and LivingSocial, Facebook's Deals campaign will allow users to share daily discount offers with their friends, and to access deals via partner services, including ReachLocal, Gilt City, and Tippr, among others. "Local businesses will be able to sign up to use this feature soon, and people will be able to find Deals in the coming weeks," Facebook confirmed in a statement.

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