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Customers try out cellphones and tablets in a store in Tehran, in 2012. Financial sanctions make it difficult for U.S. firms to do business in Iran, analysts say. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

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Comedian Ari Shaffir performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tenn. Shaffir has said fellow comedian Carlos Mencia stole his joke about who would build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border. Copyright on jokes is difficult to prove, and it turned out two other comedians had made similar jokes as well. John Davisson/Invision/AP hide caption

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Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

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What's Next For Reddit?

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Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

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Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto introduces Nintendo's Super Mario Maker at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in 2014. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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The Legendary Mr. Miyamoto, Father Of Mario And Donkey Kong

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An attendee at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles plays Sony's Project Morpheus London Heist video game with a virtual reality headset and Move controllers. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

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Apple Jumps Into The Music Streaming Business

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Apple Jumps Into Music Streaming Business

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in New York on April 30. This week, he said some of Silicon Valley's most prominent companies have "built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information." Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Apple's Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy

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Tech Giants Compete ... For Your Vacation Albums

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With the Periscope app, owned by Twitter, it's easy for smartphone users to stream their own video live. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

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An image from a video made by photographer Aaron Mischel which featured the song "Happy" by the band Secrets in Stereo. Aaron Mischel/YouTube hide caption

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Tiny Music Royalties Add Up, Unexpectedly

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