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Downloading Music Is Quickly Going Out Of Fashion

First records died, then cassette tapes, then CDs and now, downloads. That's right, we're all but officially in the age of streaming services.<p>Apple might operate the largest online music store in the world, but the Apple Store's iTunes digital music sales have fallen about 13 percent this year, a …

Yes, Twitter is flawed during an event like the Boston bombings — and so is everything else

By now, most Twitter users are probably aware that the news they get from the network isn’t always 100-percent accurate — especially in the case of …

When the high street meets the internet

Sometimes when we talk about a place we are actually expressing an idea beyond it. The British press isn't Fleet Street. There's (slightly) more to Hollywood than the American film industry. Whitehall isn't the government. This figure of speech – when we describe something using a word or phrase …

Facebook Launches Advanced AI Effort to Find Meaning in Your Posts - MIT Technology Review

Facebook is set to get an even better understanding of the 700 million people who use the social network to share details of their personal lives …

Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

In late July, news broke that Flud, the social news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, was headed to the deadpool. Startup failure is an all-too familiar, even cliche, story in Silicon Valley. But when San Diegoan co-founders Bobby Ghoshal and Matthew Ausonio officially shuttered the Flud …

Netflix Scores Its First Emmy With House Of Cards Directing Win

Netflix has won its first Emmy after House of Cards director David Fincher won the award for Best Director of a Drama Series, beating out directors from Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Homeland.<p>Its Emmy win marks an important milestone for Netflix as it moves beyond rerunning TV …

The Ambient Economy

Access to information is addictive. The moment we have more of it – and more of it available at opportune times – the more we crave. I learned this first-hand when I began wearing a Pebble smartwatch in earnest. While I’ve long rejected the idea that a smartwatch is a valuable addition to the …

Five Banned Books That You Should Read (That You Probably Haven't)

This week is Banned Books Week, where librarians and other organizations highlight the books that have been subjected to threats of censorship – and actual censorship – in schools, libraries and nations around the globe. Among the frequently challenged books include classics like <i>The Adventures of</i> …

How the Facebook Developer Platform Has Changed How We Use the Web

To say the Facebook Developer Platform changed the web as we know it would be a dramatic understatement. Originally launching in 2007 as a tool for …

Relax, Your Memorial Day Fashion Guide Is Here

<b>Style Offline</b><p>Here at Style Offline I will offer occasional investment advice (this is Forbes, after all!) though I’ll focus on fashion, not funds or finance. In that vein, I’ve upgraded skinny white jeans to a “strong buy”. It’s all about Memorial Day…<p>You are likely looking forward to relaxing over …

Free information, as great as it sounds, will enslave us all

Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners are never trapped. Robotic surgeons rarely make errors. Clothes are always brand new designs …

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Eric Schmidt interview: 'You have to fight for your privacy or you will lose it'

What is the future of the online world? Robert Colvile meets Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, the man who knows the answer.<p>In the car park of an upmarket country house hotel near Watford, the <b>Telegraph</b><b>’</b>s photographer is trying to get one of the world’s most powerful men to fall into a …

Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules

What does video tool Vine have in common with iconic rappers like the Beastie Boys and the Notorious BIG? More than you think. Like hip-hop, Vine is …