Lots of social commerce news today. Facebook is trying out Deals in five cities, and it will do most of their promotion in users’ news feeds. It’s getting deals from a number of third parties, and letting users pay for them with Credits as well as credit cards. Though Credits is an ambitious platform for Facebook, I suspect most users won’t have enough value in their accounts to buy the group outings and events that Facebook is focusing on. ChoozOn launches itself today. Formed by a trio of ex-Yahoo data guys, ChoozOn aims to blend third-party deals with loyalty programs. ChoozOn execs told me they don’t have connections with big brands yet, just their affiliate programs. And while ChoozOn neatly collects a number of social commerce elements, it’s oddly not much of a data-oriented business yet – not till it scales. In other local social commerce news, Bizzy’s going after the Whrrl customers that Groupon’s acquisition may leave behind, and Google made a talent acquisition that could lead to more services for local merchants.