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Music apps pumped up the volume -- and dollars -- in 2013

Led by Pandora, revenue from music apps crescendoed more than 75 percent last year, and the category jumped to No. 3 in popularity, behind only games and social networking, according to App Annie.<p>An influx of new music apps may be raising the competition, but they're raising money as well.<p>App …

Apps

Spotify, iTunes, Pandora: How music-streaming services compare

Old services, such as Spotify, add features. New ones, such as Beats, come online.<p>Spotify just got a lot better. For years, the music-streaming …

Does the internet age mean the end for radio?

Don't count on it, says Terry O'Reilly, radio is still 'the voice in your ear'<p>People often ask me, "What's going to happen to radio?"<p>I'm always …

Judge tosses Instagram lawsuit over terms of service

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A major controversy that erupted in December over social media companies’ use of consumer photos has ended with a whimper, …

On the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s iconic console, the company is facing an existential crisis

On Monday, the original Nintendo game console turned 30, but it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the company that made it will last another 30 years.<p>Nintendo’s issues are many. The company took losses in its last two fiscal years despite maintaining revenue—mostly because of a strong yen, says …

Sorry, Dropbox: The Hard Drive Is Here To Stay

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston recently declared, “We are replacing the hard drive.”<p>To illustrate his point, he even invoked a Hollywood example: “Tom Cruise in <i>Minority Report</i> is not carrying around a thumb drive or logging into Gmail to pick up his attachment.” Maybe so, but the actor has another famous …

Google’s Q2 earnings may surprise Wall Street: Clicks and prices are up, not down

Google should have good earnings to report later this week based on paid clicks research from The Search Agency — the largest independent paid search company in the U.S. — as well as data from Adobe’s digital marketing division.<p>In fact, better than Wall Street expects.<p>The Wall Street consensus is …

iPhone Set to Surpass iPod in All-Time Units Sold

If iPhones and iPods could speak, what might they say to one another? According to some fascinating data noted by Benedict Evans, the iPhone might …

Google working to secure programming deals for upcoming internet TV service, says report

Google is considering an entrance into the internet TV game, according to a new report out today. The new over-the-top service would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections, bypassing cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says the …

5 Spring Sangria Recipes To Try | Glitter Guide

Spring is here—and we’ll <i>certainly</i> raise a glass to that! We suggest welcoming this glorious season with a refreshing glass of sangria. We’ve rounded …

Crispy fried calamari

Whenever I think of my Nonna, she’s either sitting in her rocking chair, a big mug of coffee in her hands, watching daytime soaps on TV or she is …

Mashed

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bill proposes turning moon sites into national park

House representatives launch a bill to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon.<p>Pack a sack lunch. Load the kids into the family rocket. We're going to the moon! In some far distant future when every family has a space-worthy vehicle, the typical summer vacation …

National Parks

The Pentagon’s Atlas robot is the new, metallic face of disaster rescue

The disaster rescuer of the future looks a lot like the Terminator.<p>On Thursday, DARPA unveiled Atlas, a new humanoid robot that could change the way government organizations respond to disasters like the recent wildfire in Prescott, Arizona or 2011’s nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear …