Drake, who had the top torrent downloaded in the U.S. in the first half of 2012, according to Musicmetric, poses at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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In much of America, the availability of online video is often frustrated by slow broadband speeds. In this 2011 photo, Valerie Houde waits for a dial-up Internet connection in East Burke, Vt. Andy Duback/AP hide caption

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The new iPad Mini is displayed after its unveiling at an Apple event in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The video sharing site Vimeo has added a feature that invites users to chip in to support the filmmakers they like. Vimeo hide caption

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