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For the past few weeks, the “Google+ is a ghost town” meme has haunted the new social networking site. But maybe the search giant has finally found the hook to draw eyeballs to its floundering Facebook alternative: free music.
At a Los Angeles event Wednesday afternoon, the company launched its widely anticipated digital music hub, Google Music, which evolved out of the Music Beta cloud service Google launched in May. The new product not only offers storage and streaming services, but an iTunes-like digital marketplace for purchasing and discovering songs.