Today's Scuttlebot: MySpace Reinvented Again, and Nothing Major

Today's Scuttlebot: MySpace Reinvented Again, and Nothing Major

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New The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include the new MySpace, an online destination on visual culture and the perfect classical music app....
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