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Taj Mahal is credited with helping popularize American blues over the course of his five-decade career. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taj Mahal: Still Cooking Up 'Heirloom Music' His Own Way

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The Ouya game console and controller. Games are sold through something like an app store, allowing customers to sample them before buying. Courtesy of Ouya hide caption

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Blake Morgan's songs were played some 28,000 times over a 90-day period on Pandora, earning $1.62 in royalties. Jim Herrington/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pandora Buys A Radio Station, Songwriters' Group Calls It A 'Stunt'

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Gamers Converge On LA For Electronic Entertainment Expo

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From 'Morning Edition': Hear Laura Sydell's Report On The New XBox

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An Xbox 360 video presentation at the E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles in 2008. Microsoft is scheduled to introduce its newest Xbox on Tuesday. Ric Francis/AP hide caption

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Chris Yerga, engineering director for Android at Google Inc., speaks at the company's I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Google Launches A Streaming Music Service

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Consumers Facing Subscription Service Overload Will Only Get More Choices

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Ester Gerston and Gloria Ruth Gordon, early programmers working on the ENIAC computer in 1946. U.S. Army hide caption

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is one of five celebrity directors taking part in a Canon-sponsored experiment called Project Imaginat10n. His short film, the inspiration for which was crowdsourced via the Internet and social media, focuses on familial loss and the process of grieving. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Crowdsourcing Creativity At The Cinema

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