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Bye-bye, Google Buzz (again)

Shockingly, most people didn’t want a social network in their email inbox, so the experiment that consisted of Google taking your inbox and insta-poofing a social network into sudden awkward existence never had a prayer of upsetting Facebook, Twitter, or even MySpace.

The top 10 social-media stories that shaped 2012

With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.

Myspace seeking $50M to take on Spotify & Pandora

The once great all-purpose social network Myspace is apparently seeking to raise a $50 million round of funding that will be used to further revamp the site into a streaming music competitor on par with Spotify and Pandora.

By surrendering to Facebook, MySpace was able to find a pulse. Adds 1M new users

It’s alive! MySpace, once the king of the social networking space, has been bleeding users for years.  Now it’s set to report a million new users have signed up since December, says the New York Times. (Maybe new investor Justin Timberlake’s experience acting in the “The Social Network” is rubbing off on Myspace.)