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Google+ updates aim to breathe new life into ailing social network

Google whittled down its Google+ platform to the bone as part of a new redesign that highlights groups and topics. But does the latest batch of changes represent a new beginning for the struggling social network, or the beginning of the end?
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Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.