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Pandora doesn’t think Apple and Beats are a threat

The aftershocks from Apple’s $3-billion purchase of Beats are still rattling the music industry. The company, which was founded by rap mogul Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, is perhaps best known for its headphones. But its music streaming business is what Apple wants, notes Quartz’s tech …

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Xbox Will Refund Gold Customers Upset by Service Changes

Xbox's recent decision to drop the Xbox Live Gold requirement for access to entertainment apps may be cause for celebration for many — except those …

U.S. Deploys Drones in Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The United States has deployed drones to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram, officials …

Beats buyout may take a little longer than expected, could be finalized next week

Last week it was reported that Apple was in final talks to acquire Beats Electronics for over $3 billion, and that the buyout would be completed by this week. Now a new report from Re/code indicates that the deal may take a little longer than initially expected. According to Re/code’s sources, the …

One Day You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This

Ever wondered how to search for something on the Internet without knowing the name of the object? How many times have you thought, <i>What in the heck is THAT? I wish I could snap a picture or scan it and Google what I’m seeing!</i><p>A new scanner — designed to identify the molecular structure of objects — …

CDC Races to Track People Exposed to MERS

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