The rising Labour star has complained about the comparison in the past
It is not only the most powerful flagship smartphone on the market, but also the most affordable. After living with it for a month, Alex Masters reviews Google’s latest Nexus handset
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An email slipped into millions of inboxes last week carrying the news that Google Wave, an ambitiously complex social network whose intricacies baffled most of those who tried it, was finally going to be put out of its misery on 30 April, less than three years after its birth. At about the same time a voice boomed from beyond the grave. It belonged to Friends Reunited, a pioneering social network that now provokes the same nostalgia we reserve for Opal Fruits or Saturday afternoon wrestling on ITV. The plan for the old-schoolmates hangout is to lure us back by positioning the site as a memory stash; a place where we can wallow in nostalgia, upload old photos and browse through archive shots from the Press Association. Here were two different answers to the same question: what do you do with a social network when we no longer care about it? Kill it? Or try to claw us back? It's a question that dozens of services are facing.
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Washed Out, aka Ernest Greene, has been causing ripples among the chillwave cognoscenti since 2009, when a handful of Myspace tracks generated an internet buzz.
Justin Timberlake has bought a controlling stake in MySpace.
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Nick Valensi admits there are still "undertones of resentment and hostility" in The Strokes.
Loss-making social networking site has found it tough competing with rivals Facebook and Twitter
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Monarchy are the latest act to conceal their identities in a bid for success. Rob Sharp tracks them down, and removes some other musical masks
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