StraightUpSocial News Links for 7/17/2009

Can Facebook Help Apps Get iPhone Distribution?

Eric Eldon at DigitalBeat previews a new version of Facebook’s iPhone app, which “could provide a new way for any iPhone app using Facebook Connect to get more Facebook users on the iPhone.”

Twitter Considers Facebook Direct Competition, Racing To 1 Billion Users

Nick O’Neill at All Facebook explores the escalating battle between Facebook and Twitter, which strangely enough includes integration between the two social networks.

Feed Aggregator Netvibes Launches New Tools To Become Real-Time Dashboard

Camille Ricketts at VentureBeat takes a closer look at Netvibes’ new drag-and-drop features, which make it simple to follow a specific person’s social communications.