Joshua Brockman Joshua Brockman joined NPR in 2008 as a producer for Digital News, covering consumer business and technology for NPR.org.
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Amazon may be the first major company to launch a cloud-based music service, but Apple and Google may not be far behind. istockphoto.com hide caption

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announces the company's decision to buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in New York on Monday. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Millions of people use their smart phones to make calls. But voice quality remains just fair for most phones, according to Consumer Reports. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the company's FaceTime app in October. Apple analysts wonder whether the company can still innovate without Jobs at the helm. Tony Avelar/AP hide caption

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Henry Weinacker III talks on his iPhone during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon Wireless customers may soon be able to do the same. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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A screen grab of the Dragon Dictation app at work on an iPhone. Courtesy of Nuance hide caption

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Team Edison2's Oliver Kuttner (left) and Brad Jaeger, one of the team's professional race car drivers, with the Very Light Car that won the mainstream class of the X Prize competition. Joshua Brockman/NPR hide caption

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X Prize Marks Fuel-Efficiency Spot For Future Cars

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77-year-old Suzette D'Hooghe works on her laptop computer during a computer class in Des Plaines, Ill., in 2003. Increasing numbers of people older than 50 are turning to social networking to share updates and connect with family and friends. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesus Felizzola says he's renting out of fear. His experience with homeownership turned into a nightmare when he had to sell his home at a substantial loss. Joshua Brockman/NPR hide caption

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Four Letters Ease Housing Fears For Some: Rent

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Low-Income Homeowners Fear Lurking Foreclosures

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