Taylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift's receiving the lion's share of credit for forcing Apple to pay artists to stream their music, even during a free trial period for users. Chris Pizzello/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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An Apple I computer, built in 1976, is displayed during the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century, an online auction featuring vintage tech products at the Computer History Museum in 2013 in Mountain View, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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ResearchKit, presented by Apple's Jeff Williams in March, enables app creation to aid medical research. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Sept. 9 during an event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif., where he unveiled the Apple Watch. The device officially goes on sale Monday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The new emojis on Apple's operating system are racially diverse and they also feature a diverse group of families. courtesy of 9to5mac hide caption

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Sears — the Apple of its day for disruption and innovation — sold its own car from 1908 to 1912, before ceding the market to Ford and others. According to one expert, there hasn't been a successful new entrant into the industry in nearly a century. That track record could present a challenge to Apple, which is rumored to be thinking about launching its own line of electric cars. searsmotorbuggy.com hide caption

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A an employee works at Amazon's fulfillment center in Rugeley, central England, in 2012. President Obama wants Amazon and other U.S. companies to bring more of their overseas earnings home. Phil Noble/Reuters/Landov 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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A video about the Apple Watch is shown during an Apple special event in Cupertino, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Jack Kerouac's On the Road, a draft of which is seen here, may never have taken the rambling form it did, had he not seen a letter similarly styled by his friend Neal Cassady. Bertrand Langlois /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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