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Today in Connected Consumer

Perhaps the biggest news in tech this week in on the social network front, where two things happened:  First, Google launched an ambitious new project in Google+, which was released in limited beta to pretty stellar reviews, particularly for a Google social product (an area where most efforts have largely failed). Second, MySpace is being sold for $35 million to an ad network called Specific Media. No doubt a stark contrast, where one former social network goliath fades into the night and one tech giant finally launches what could be a significant competitor to the company that brought about MySpace’s demise in Facebook.