StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/12/2008

Facebook Grows Mobile Team And Reports 15 Million Active Mobile Users

Tricia Duryee at mocoNews.net tells us about Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s “beefing up its mobile team and making improvements” in response to the 15 million people who are now accessing the social network via their mobile phones.

Loopt Jumps Ahead Of Facebook And MySpace On iPhone. Told You.

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch points out that Loopt, a social mapping application for mobiles, is beating out mobile apps from both Facebook and MySpace in number of downloads to iPhones.

Verizon to offer mobile app for Disney vacationers

Let’s keep the social mobile train rolling with Marguerite Reardon at CNET News, who has the details on a partnership between Verizon Wireless and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, which will provide a mobile app with numerous, useful features for Disney vacationers.