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Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

NPR | June 21, 2016 8:10 a.m.

When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.