Music streaming is a tough racket, unless you're Apple ...

Music licensing fees make it almost impossible to turn a profit in streaming.

Why the biggest tech deal ever got squashed

The Broadcom-Qualcomm merger didn't get very far. Here's why President Trump intervened.
Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon speaks during a press event at CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in January in Las Vegas.
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Scott Kelly's new mission is on Earth

The astronaut talks about his life and work in science.
Astronaut Scott Kelly says he's proof that someone who is “far from a genius” can become a scientist.
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Should websites be responsible for what users post online?

A new bill makes it easier to sue websites for illegal content their users post.
The statute that former Rep. Chris Cox wrote with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has “worked pretty well over the last 20 years,” Cox says, but he's seen courts “stretch the rule a little bit too far.”
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China is drowning in a sea of cardboard — so is the U.S.

Online shopping comes with a lot of packaging, and that packaging is becoming a problem.
Chinese laborers load cardboard onto a truck to be recycled in the Dong Xiao Kou village in Beijing in 2014.
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Should we trust Silicon Valley to fix itself?

Some tech pioneers want to repair the problems they helped create, like addictive technologies.
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Good luck watching the Winter Games in 4K

Want to see the Olympics in ultra high definition? You'll need to clear some technical hurdles, but the "sparkles are unreal," an Ars Technica reporter says.
Figure skating really shines with all the benefits of 4K, says Sam Machkovech, a writer for Ars Technica. Above, USA's Adam Rippon competes in the men's free skate event during the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 17.

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Tim Armstrong: People need to vote on net neutrality

Oath is uniting AOL and Yahoo, but can it compete with today's online giants?
“The net neutrality debate has to end up in Congress,” says Oath CEO Tim Armstrong, onstage at the Makers Conference at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
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Black Twitter is a force for activism

Feminista Jones on what the social forum has accomplished.
Demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement march during a demonstration against the killing of black men by police in the U.S.
Molly Wood (left) interviewing Katrina Lake (right) of Stitch Fix at the Makers conference in Los Angeles. 
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