Gizmodo reports Facebook Just Killed Places, the competitor to Foursquare that was supposed to destroy the upstart start up. It’s still on the Facebook site, but the company has announced plans to disable the functionality in its mobil clients.
Remember all the folks saying that Foursquare was going to be crushed, that Facebook was the 800lb gorilla in any niche it wanted to move into? I suggested at the time that Places might be the point of clear overextension for Facebook.
Just remember: Facebook is the new AOL, and it will stub its toe a million times on a million niches.