StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/16/2009

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How Exactly Is Facebook Making Money?

Bobbie Johnson at Guardian.co.uk takes a closer look at how Facebook is bringing in enough money to keep the social network moving forward and cash flow positive.

Is Browser Speed Now An Irrelevant Metric? No!

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet sees how the 5 most popular web browsers perform on the Flash and JavaScript-heavy websites of today’s internet.

A Closer Look at Facebook’s 5 New Prototype Applications

Justin Smith at Inside Facebook reviews 5 Facebook-engineered apps, still in the experimental stage, which primarily focus on search and filtering of photos, posts and comments.

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