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Video: Ford attends Facebook Hackathon to create The Social Car

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Most of us don't quite understand why we'd want Facebook in our cars, but during a recent Hackathon at Facebook's Palo Alto campus, the Blue Oval and the new Big Blue combined forces to go beyond status updates and photos sharing.

In an effort to make a truly "social" car, devs from Facebook held one of their monthly Hackathons that incorporates some of the social giant's most popular apps into Ford's SYNC system.

The all-nighter bred a handful of integrated apps that allowed you to check-in somewhere as soon as you parked your car, find a restaurant that one of your friends "liked" and even automatically stream songs that your friends have posted on their walls.

You can get a taste of what came out of the event in the video after the jump.Continue reading Ford attends Facebook Hackathon to create The Social CarFord attends Facebook Hackathon to create The Social Car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:31:00 EST.  Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments

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