StraightUpSocial News Links for 1/7/2010

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Ford Brings Smartphone Web Apps To Cars

Martin LaMonica at CNET previews the MyFord Touch, Ford’s latest voice-activated application interface, which is expected to be available in new Ford cars this year.

Facebook Boasts 11 Times More Page Views Than MySpace, 59 Times More Than Twitter

Royal Pingdom shares data from Google showing monthly page view totals for many social networking sites.

Universal Studios Uses Facebook App To Gain Blu-ray Traction

Kristen Nicole at All Facebook tells us how Universal Studios is marketing to consumers through a new Facebook app designed to give away 2,010 Blu-ray movies.

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