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With New Deals, Apple And SoundCloud Remix The Dance Music Marketplace

NPR | April 29, 2016 9:09 a.m.

Both streaming services recently unveiled new deals. It's hard to say for sure who will benefit.

Technology | Business

Painfully Honest Job Descriptions For Portland Women In Tech

OPB | March 11, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Portland’s tech scene is hot. Jobs for women are not.

Music | Technology

Poor Lonely Computer: Prince's Misunderstood Relationship With The Internet

NPR | March 8, 2016 1:31 p.m.

What's at the root of the iconic musician's notoriously antagonistic stance on the web?

Music | Technology | Business

Is Tidal Changing How Fans Talk About Music?

NPR | March 1, 2016 2:12 p.m.

Artist exclusives may be shifting the way fans process today's most popular tracks.

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As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

NPR | Jan. 11, 2016 11:15 a.m.

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

Technology | Arts | Books

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online

NPR | Jan. 6, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, photographs, letters, ancient texts: Thousands of items in the public domain are now offered as high-resolution downloads. No library card necessary.

Technology | Arts | Entertainment

Customization Is Key: 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Makes Space For Gamers Of All Stripes

NPR | Nov. 30, 2015 9:58 a.m.

In the video game Star Wars: Battlefront, players can customize characters according to gender, race and age. Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir says inclusivity was a priority "from the get-go."

Technology | Arts

Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015 12:40 p.m.

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.

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Robot Birds Teach Kids To Program In 'Secret Coders'

NPR | Oct. 7, 2015 12:26 p.m.

The first installment in Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes' new graphic novel series uses goofy art — and four-eyed robotic birds — to get kids excited about learning to code.

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Television 2015: With 25 Ways To Watch TV, Does The House Always Win?

NPR | Aug. 18, 2015 10:45 a.m.

There are so many ways to watch TV now that people often feel liberated from old models. But even under some of the new systems for television, as at your better casinos, the house always wins.