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MySpace is bringing social back—yeah!

The one time king of the social network is attempting a big comeback. Backed by Justin Timberlake and featuring a new, sleeker interface that integrates elements of Pinterest, Twitter, and even Facebook, New MySpace has the hipster look of Instagram, and a focus on music. Will these changes lead to success? That remains to be seen. Check out the video and see for yourself. CBS News

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LinkedIn makes endorsements easier

LinkedIn users no longer have to request long-form recommendations or write online letters about co-workers. The professional social network’s new “Endorsements” feature allows users to verify the skill and expertise of their colleagues. With the push of a button, these endorsements act as mini-references for specific skills. As work lives become increasingly complex, this niche segmentation and ease of usability marks a significant change for LinkedIn’s buttoned-up image. ZDNet

Facebook improves file sharing with Dropbox

File sharing just got more robust for Facebook groups thanks to a partnership with the cloud-based storage system, Dropbox. Users can now upload documents from the cloud directly into their Facebook groups. With Google Drive owning a large portion of online file sharing, this move by Facebook keeps at least a portion of the world’s information in the hands of the social networking leader. TechCrunch