Facebook Pulls “Find Friends Nearby” Program Following Lawsuit Threat

Find Friends Nearby

Find Friends NearbyFacebook on Tuesday morning announced that it has pulled its new “Find Friends Nearby” feature. The company called the release of the option a “test” but its decision to remove the option was clearly a result of lawsuit threats made by the develop of mobile app Friendthem. 

First known as “Friendshake” the “Find Friends Nearby” feature was said to have been created by Facebook engineers during a recent hackathon, however Friendthem CEO Charles Sankowich claims he told Facebook executives about his company’s own friend finding option months ago.   [Read more…]