StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/04/2008

Oh happy day – the new Delicious is here

Stephen Hood of The Delicious Team recaps the recent changes to the social bookmarking site, which include speed, search and design updates, in addition to explaining the reasons behind the domain change.

Taking social networks abroad – Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan

Serkan Toto of TechCrunch explains the hurdles that social networks such as MySpace and Facebook have run up against while attempting to find success with a Japanese audience.

Location-Based Social Networks to Generate $3.3 Billion in 2013

Nick O’Neill at Social Times shares the details of a recent ABI Research report that predicts massive growth in location-based social network, thanks to mobile innovations in the U.S. such as the iPhone.