StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/21/2009

Yelp Walks Away From Google Deal, And Half A Billion Dollars

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch tells us that the CEO of Yelp suddenly walked away from late stage negotiations with Google over the weekend. Google was hoping to acquire the social reviews site for around $550 million.

Brittany Murphy’s Death & Google’s Real Time Search Results

Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land takes a closer look at Google’s new real-time search results in the wake of actress Brittany Murphy’s death this weekend.

Facebook Feeds Begin Showing Up on YouTube’s Homepage

Chris Testa at YouTube highlights a new feature at the video sharing network “that pushes the YouTube videos your friends are embedding on Facebook back to your YouTube homepage.”