Mafia Wars introduced a new feature called Live Updates, which is a Flash version of the current 'Player updates,' the feed of your friend's activities that appear at the bottom of the game's front page. I'm guessing that Zynga is quietly releasing this to test it out, and that it will be part of the new Mafia Wars 2.0 that has been spotted in the wild.
Gallery: The New Mafia Wars
Have you seen Mafia Wars 2.0 yet? What do you think?