StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/28/2009

Analyzing Facebook’s Forthcoming Redesign

Om Malik at GigaOm previews upcoming changes to the Facebook user interface, which appear to emphasize simplicity.

App Store Sees Record Breaking Christmas, 50% Growth from November to December

Gagan Biyani at MobileCrunch shares data from analytics company Flurry comparing mobile app downloads across smartphone platforms this Christmas.

10 Awesome Uses of Augmented Reality Marketing

Amy-Mae Elliott at Mashable takes a look at ten promotions using augmented reality, which she predicts will be big in 2010.