StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/12/2008

Google buys Korean blogging software platform TNC, one of first purchases in Asia

Matt Marshall at VentureBeat shares reports of Google’s purchase of TNC, a Korean blogging software company.

MySpace and RIM Usher in New Era of Mobile Social Networking

Research In Motion announces a partnership with MySpace to develop a custom MySpace Mobile solution for BlackBerry smartphone users.

Flickr revamp spotlights photos, social features

Stephen Shankland at CNet’s Underexposed blog updates us on Flickr’s recent user homepage upgrades, which are “designed to show off more images and make it easier for people to use the site’s social features.”