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Facebook To Buy WhatsApp Message Service

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Matchmaking apps like Tinder can help people find potential dates quickly. Tinder hide caption

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Mobile Match Apps Are 'Dating On Steroids'

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American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, whose song, "Gone, Gone, Gone," went to No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Each time it's played in public, the song's writers get a royalty, which is tracked and collected by ASCAP. Bigger hits usually translate into bigger checks. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything

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Joaquin Phoenix stars in the film Her, in which his character falls in love with an operating system. When will artificial intelligence programs like Siri evolve to the point where we'll fall in love with them? Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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That's Just Like 'Her': Could We Ever Love A Computer?

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As Satya Nadella becomes the new CEO of Microsoft, company founder Bill Gates is moving from chairman to "technology adviser." Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

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The Roxie Theater in San Francisco still has two 35 millimeter projectors, but the switch to digital is inevitable. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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Small Cinemas Struggle As Film Fades Out Of The Picture

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The security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have raised questions over how quickly companies are required to disclose that customer information was hacked. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Retailers Can Wait To Tell You Your Card Data Have Been Compromised

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Court: FCC Can't Enforce Net Neutrality

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Open Internet Rules

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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

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Game Over For Nintendo? Not If Mario And Zelda Fans Keep Playing

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Smartphones offer a way for lower-income people who don't have broadband access at home to connect to the Internet. iStockphoto hide caption

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Class Trumps Race When It Comes To Internet Access

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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

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