Laura Sydell Laura Sydell is the Digital Culture Correspondent for the NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and NPR.org.

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S (left) and Apple's iPhone 4 are displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT. Apple claims some of Samsung's designs violate its patents. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

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Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge (left) and Roger Faxon, the CEO of EMI Group, testify during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Universal's proposed merger with EMI. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Race To Create A Music Superlabel Still Faces Hurdles

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Designer Ximena Valero uses YouTube to get the word out on her signature transformable fashion, modeled here by Cindy Vela. She says joining the Latino lifestyle network Mitu will only help increase her exposure. Ximena Valero via YouTube hide caption

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YouTube Network Plays Well With Latino Audiences

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Yahoo May Be Marissa Mayer's Biggest Challenge Yet

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Marissa Mayer left Google to become the CEO of Yahoo. She was Google's 20th hire and is responsible for the look and feel of many of Google's major products. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Alfred Hitchcock, seen here in 1969, is one director whose classic movies are being digitized and given high-definition re-releases — a process some argue can alter the original in significant ways. Harry Benson/Getty Images hide caption

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In High-Def Shift, Are Studios Blurring The Picture?

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U.N. Human Rights Council Backs Internet Freedom

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Google Is The Latest To Get Into Computer Tablets

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Facebook's Email Change Rankles Users

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Lisa Donovan spoofs the film 300 in a 2007 YouTube video that pits her against a FedEx guy. Donovan's videos became so successful, she was able to make a living off selling ads on them. via YouTube hide caption

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Lights, Camera, YouTube: Studio Cashes In On An Entertainment Revolution

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Tim McGraw (left) and Scott Borchetta, CEO of Big Machine Label Group, at a press conference in Nashville last month announcing McGraw's signing to the label. Royce DeGrie/WireImage hide caption

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Clear Channel Will Be The First To Pay Royalties For Music On Its Air

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Apple To Drop Google Maps As Default On Mobile

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Google Shows Map Features, Apple Likely To Follow

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Quid's algorithm mapping software shows where discussion of higher taxes is taking place. Yellow dots represent articles that focus on taxation, while the teal dots show articles that don't. Courtesy of Quid hide caption

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Algorithms: The Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Way Of The Future

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Artist Daniel Clowes says Enid, the cantankerous heroine of Ghost World, would probably hate the book she stars in. Daniel Clowes/Oakland Museum of California hide caption

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The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes

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