StraightUpSocial News Links for 10/14/2009

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The New Technorati

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch reviews Technorati’s redesign, which launched last night and includes changes to how blogs are ranked and the addition of original content.

Facebook Now Has 30,000 Servers

Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge tells us that Facebook is now one of the largest internet companies, at least compared to other internet companies that publicly disclose their server count.

Would You Pay $99 for Wikipedia in Your Pocket?

Barb Dybwad at Mashable takes a closer look at the WikiReader, a device that provides mobile access to Wikipedia and nothing else.

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