A banner for the mobile gaming company King Digital Entertainment is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange during King's initial public offering. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Visually, the Pono player is a relic, but what matters is how it sounds — better than any consumer device for listening to digital audio, according to founder Neil Young. PonoMusic hide caption

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Actress Cindy Lee Garcia (right) brought a copyright claim against Google with the help of attorney Cris Armenta over the film Innocence of Muslims, which was posted to YouTube in 2012. Jason Redmond/AP hide caption

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Law professor Lawrence Lessig has reached a settlement with an Australian record label that tried to sue him for infringement. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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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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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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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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A Southwest Airlines passenger thanks Mario for giving away free Wii U systems on a flight from New Orleans to Dallas in November. Matt Strasen/Matt Strasen/Invision/AP hide caption

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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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A screengrab of a YouTube video of the game Walking Dead from the Swedish gamer known as PewDiePie. Videos of people offering commentary while playing video games are wildly popular on YouTube. YouTube/PewDiePie hide caption

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