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The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Friday, May 01, 2015

The tradition of the annual meeting is gradually changing. Some firms have replaced the face-to-face meeting with a virtual one. But some investors still want to look the CEO in the eye.

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How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

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All Things Considered

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Monday, April 27, 2015

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

Friday, April 24, 2015

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

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Morning Edition

Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Friday, April 24, 2015

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

Friday, April 17, 2015

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Morning Edition

A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com and .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The premium streaming service, which will be owned in part by musicians, was unveiled in a star-packed ceremony. The first question it needs to answer: Can it attract listeners?

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Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

Monday, March 30, 2015

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Monday, March 09, 2015

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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Mass-Market Stocks In Handcrafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.

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Morning Edition

Long Before Net Neutrality, Rules Leveled The Landscape For Phone Services

Friday, February 27, 2015

The new FCC rules require service providers to be a neutral gateway to the Internet. The move has precedent in the 1930s, when regulators enacted "common carrier" rules on phone service companies.

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Trouble Ahead? Searching For Google's Future

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The ambitious Silicon Valley giant is looking to stay dominant in our technological future. But can it adapt quickly to a changing marketplace?

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Morning Edition

Sam Smith Wins Four Grammy Awards, Including Song Of The Year

Sunday, February 08, 2015

The British singer also won Best New Artist and Record of the Year, for "Stay With Me." Beck won Album of the Year for his subdued, folky Morning Phase.

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Radio, Radio: How Formats Shaped, Splintered And Remade Pop Music

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Over the second half of the 20th century, radio gave music its deepest connection to Americans. By splitting the dial into different formats, it produced a pop scene of striking diversity.

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Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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