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Lincoln, Neb., is home to several startups, which use the city's low cost of living and high quality of life to attract workers. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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The new doughnut-shaped building will be a mile in circumference. "The office areas are laid out in little wedges all around the building," says Dan Whisenhunt, Apple's vice president of real estate and development. Anya Schultz/KQED hide caption

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A sign at Etsy's Brooklyn office in 2007 encapsulated the company's ambitious goal: Take down big-box retailers by selling handmade goods. Now Etsy, which in 2012 began allowing some mass-produced goods on its e-commerce site, is filing for an IPO, and trying to maintain its values as it expands. Amit Gupta/Flickr hide caption

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Operators at a Bell System telephone switchboard, as photographed by the Department of Labor Women's Bureau. U.S. National Archives hide caption

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Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye/NPR hide caption

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President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers. Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images hide caption

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Google, a company with a motto of "Don't Be Evil," is one of four tech companies paying $415 to settle a lawsuit that alleges collusion on employee wages and recruitment. The other defendants are Adobe, Apple and Intel. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Developers Jelena Jovanovic (from left) and Christoph Kohstall and Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich watch the Nixie wearable drone camera at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Irene Chen and Longlai Zuo, with the China-based company Quality Technology Industrial, show off their top-line phones, which cost about $100. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Amid much speculation by private security analysts, the FBI stood by its claim this week that North Korea was responsible for the hack against Sony Pictures. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen opened in 331 mostly independent theaters and on streaming sites Christmas Day. It's estimated to rake in $4 million in its opening weekend. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images hide caption

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Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says the computer hacking against his company is "the worst cyberattack in U.S. history." Experts say other attacks have affected more people. David McNew/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartphones. But some customers say that retail stores, such as MetroPCS, aren't always clear about the lease terms up front. Larry W. Smith/EPA/Landov hide caption

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