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Tech Giants Gear Up For Patent Battle

A court battle between Apple and Samsung is underway in California, with each side arguing over intricate patent and trademark claims covering how the companies' phones and tablets work, look, and feel. Robin Feldman, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, explains some of the key issues in the court case and how it might affect the technology industry.
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Iran's Supreme Leader Has Photos To Share

Experts disagree where Iran is heading with nuclear technology, but there's no doubt that Iran is keeping up with social media. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has joined Instagram, the photo-sharing service.
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Its Financial Future In Question, Facebook Tries To Tell A Different Story

Facebook's stock has lost nearly half its value since the company went public. Many analysts are skeptical about Facebook's future as a business. Now it's trying to change the narrative, launching a site devoted to stories showing the different ways people use Facebook. They include a man in India trying to rebuild his life after losing his memory.
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After Aurora, Rethinking Violence In Pop Culture

The Aurora theater shooting has prompted Hollywood to reconsider the role of movie violence. Similar conversations are taking place among novelists, video game makers and other artists. Director Rob Cohen, crime writer Laura Lippman and video game designer Chris Hecker talk about violence and art.
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Amazon Takes Entertainment Step With App Offerings

Amazon is positioning itself to be a bigger player in the digital music and movie market. This week, the company announced that it would be offering its movie and music apps on more devices including Apple's iPad. NPR's Laura Sydell has the story.
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'Socialcam' Tries Redefining Video On Facebook

The sudden popularity of the Socialcam app for posting video on Facebook is raising questions about whether the social networking company is playing favorites with what content gets featured.

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