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23 Jun 2015 // 9:57 AM

Apple Changes Its Tune for Taylor Swift: What Have We Learned?

Taylor Swift: “This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.”

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Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin Team Up to Tell the Tale of Steve Jobs

Not but two years after the Jobs biopic, director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin take up the task of depicting the innovator's life, with Michael Fassbender stepping into the Apple guru's shoes.

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Who Made the Machines That Remade the World?

Walter Isaacson's The Innovators explores the history of the digital age as told through the intertwined lives of the men and women who created it.

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The Power of the Reader in ‘A History of Reading’

Alberto Manguel takes a thematic rather than linear approach to a history of reading, offering an entertaining and impassioned account of reading practices and readers' agency.

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Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.

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Stream of (Music) Consciousness

The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?

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‘Casebook’ Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel

Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.

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In Defense of Reading Books, Not E-Readers

Even if an e-reader might be more practical than a heavy book, there isn't an electronic screen on the planet that rivals the prestige attached to such a time-tested medium.

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‘Jobs’ Is Merely Steve Jobs Lite

Beyond reimagining the universe or how forces in it might work, Jobs sorted out how minds work, how to sell to consumers, how to manipulate and bully and instill belief.

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26 Oct 2011 // 7:30 AM

The iPod’s impact: ‘Wonderful and terrible’

Artists and fans discuss the impact of the iPod: HOW WE LISTEN: Alex White, singer-guitarist in White Mystery: “The iPod created a new format for

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iPod turns 10: Has convenience and portability made music more disposable?

CHICAGO — A cultural shift that eventually became a landslide began 10 years ago this month, though almost no one noticed at the time. Apple Inc. rolled

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19 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Geniuses Are People, Too

Creative geniuses don’t succeed despite their flaws, they succeed because they are flawed.

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9 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Björk: Biophilia

Maybe one day app albums will be commonplace or maybe they won't, but, for now, it's enough to know that if it's possible to merge human imagination and artificial intelligence, Björk's working on it.

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Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley pioneer Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs, who sparked a revolution in the technology industry and then presided over it as Silicon Valley’s radiant Sun King, died Wednesday. The

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Talking With David: Radical’s Visionary Chief Marketing Officer

How does Radical enter the digital economy in a groundbreaking way that both redefines the entertainment industry and yet remains true to core values of support for creativity and precision of user-driven environments?

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West Coast Sound: Is Disney Victim to the “Decision Illusion”?

Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.

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‘Ghost Story’: Harry Dresden Is a Detective, a Magician, a Ghost

In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.

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12 Aug 2011 // 8:35 AM

Rise of E-books Will Benefit One Group: Readers

Rather than the first steps of a funeral cortege, the death of Borders is really just the first little dip on a wildly careening roller coaster ride for the people who write, publish, buy and sell books. It's going to shake us up, down and sideways, industry figures say, and some people may get thrown from their cars. But one group is sure to be happy at the end: readers.

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Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future—And Locked Us In

As technology becomes more intimately woven into our lives, the implications of a single point of control over our digital experiences, such as Apple has over the iPhone, are threatening creative freedom.

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28 Apr 2011 // 6:17 AM

Apple denies tracking iPhone, iPad users

LOS ANGELES — Breaking nearly a week of silence to respond to a mounting outcry, Apple Inc. denied that it was tracking iPhone and iPad users

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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