New Facebook's Yelp-like hub aims to attract local businesses

Facebook is expanding its events hub app to include listings for entertainment, restaurants and businesses close to the user. Not only will he receive invitations to events, now, thanks to Facebook Local, he will receive see recommendations, maps, and a list of connections in the area.

The new app is advertised as a tool to benefit local owners, in a bid to sign more regional businesses, but will also help Facebook receive more information concerning its users, which is especially important when selling ads.

Facebook is branching out big time: offering listings for rentals, allowing donations to disaster-aid charities and now improving its hub to give it a Yelp-like feeling. The app, which is separated from Facebook unlike Messanger, is the latest attempt from Facebook to get more involved in your physical world, assisting you with your researches.