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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

NPR | June 12, 2015 1:12 p.m.

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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Looking For A Connection In An Infinite Jukebox

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:48 p.m.

With millions of songs at our fingertips, is the idea of owning music becoming a thing of the past?

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How Streaming Is Changing Music

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Over the next week, we'll look at how streaming is reshaping how we find, hear and experience music.

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Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music's Perfect World

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:45 p.m.

What should the ideal streaming service look like? We asked everyone we could think of.

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Would You Like To Hear A Song, Dave?

NPR | June 5, 2015 12:44 p.m.

A 'thinking' speaker suggests songs based on a combination of a listener's behavior and taste.

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Tiny Music Royalties Add Up, Unexpectedly

NPR | May 13, 2015 6:14 a.m.

Services that specialize in "micro-licensing" can help generate income for songwriters.

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Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

NPR | May 7, 2015 11:16 a.m.

The DOJ is exploring changes to the music publishing business for the first time since World War II.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR | April 15, 2015 5:11 a.m.

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

NPR | April 9, 2015 4:34 a.m.

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

NPR | April 8, 2015 1:49 p.m.

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.