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How Apple Hopes To Take A Bite Out Of The News Business

With its new News app, Apple is doing something that has already been done. But it has an undeniably large built-in consumer base: hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users.
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Apple Jumps Into The Music Streaming Business

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.
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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing

Black Lives Matter has become a leading force in protests against alleged police abuse of African-Americans. Michel Martin learns more about the movement from one of its founders Patrisse Cullors.
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Apple Announces Music Streaming Service

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.
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Apple Jumps Into Music Streaming Business

The tech giant announced its new music streaming service, Apple Music, on Monday. Industry insiders say if anyone can get mainstream consumers to move to streaming music it would be Apple.
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Solar Sail Unfurls In Space

A nonprofit has successfully tested technology that could one day be used to explore the solar system on a budget.
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Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential

Searching a medical issue on the Internet seems harmless enough, but one researcher found that online medical searches may be seen by hidden parties, and the data even sold for profit.
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Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

A Philadelphia health insurance company analyzes its clients' health data and other factors to find the frailest and assign them health coaches. That may improve health, but is it a breach of privacy?
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At DARPA Challenge, Robots (Slowly) Move Toward Better Disaster Recovery

Developers of disaster recovery robots gathered in California this weekend to compete for a $2 million prize. Some robots shone. Many got stuck, moved at a snail's pace or fell down on the course.
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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.

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