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Cheers to Facebook!

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 09:01 hrs

Good news for wine lovers, as Facebook is adding a collection of wines to its Gifts option.

And that's not all, in addition to adding bottles of red and white to its gift collection, Facebook Gifts is available for everyone in the U.S.

In September, Facebook had launched 'Facebook Gifts', a service that let users give a friend a real gift, a real teddy bear or cupcake or Starbucks card.

According to ABC News, the service began rolling out then, but not to all of Facebook's U.S. users.

Today, however, the gift-giving service will be available for everyone in the U.S.

"Starting today, Facebook Gifts is available to everyone in the U.S. Now you can instantly send real gifts, digital gift cards, charitable donations and wine to your friends right from Facebook," Facebook said in a blog post.

The service is expected to be a significant money maker for the company as it takes a percentage of every transaction.

Facebook has not revealed its profits from the service, but TechCrunch estimates that with Facebook's 170 million users in the U.S. it could end up being a billion-dollar revenue stream for the now-public company, the report said.

According to the report, the service will add to Facebook's advertising and virtual goods revenue, the site notes. (ANI)




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