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Facebook Gets New Features

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Facebook Gets New Features

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Facebook Gets New Features

Facebook Gets New Features

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The social networking Web site Facebook.com is getting a makeover. Taking its cue from rival MySpace.com, Facebook will invite technology companies and programmers to add features such as book reviews, online games and music players.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Here's another development in the dotcom world. Facebook is getting a facelift. The website is inviting technology companies and programmers to add features to the site like previews, online games, music players, and all that might sound familiar. MySpace.com offers similar attractions and it has nearly three times as many users as Facebook. But Facebook executives say that's the point. They're aiming to overtake MySpace and become the social operating system for the Internet.

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