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Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, greets senior vice president of internet services and software Eddy Cue during his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 8, 2015.

Apple’s iTunes became the dominant music download store, and with the introduction of its new music service, analysts say it could do the same for music subscriptions. Tuesday, the company launches Apple Music. After a free, three-month trial period, members will pay $9.99 a month, or $14.99 per family, for access to an on-demand streaming …

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Taylor Swift has decided to put her '1989' album on Apple Music.

Taylor Swift has decided to put her latest album, “1989,” on Apple Music after a well-publicized fee dispute with the company. “After the events of this week, I’ve decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so,” the “Bad Blood” singer tweeted on Thursday. Read More Analyst: Why Apple needed to appease Taylor Swift In an open …


Apple has made a U-turn over artist royalties for its new music streaming service, after pop megastar Taylor Swift said she was holding back her 1989 album. In an open letter, Swift said she was “disappointed” that the technology giant would not be paying writers, producers, or artists during a free three-month trial when people …

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Taylor Swift performing

Taylor Swift is known for many things: her chart-topping hits and a long list of ex-boyfriends among them. But now she is earning a reputation as an advocate for artists, songwriters and producers, taking on tech giant Apple for not paying those professionals during a three month free trial for its new music streaming service. …

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Fitbit signs and traders at the NYSE during their IPO, June 18, 2015.

Shares of wearables maker Fitbit opened up more than 15 percent on Monday. The move up comes four days after the company, which is valued at $4.1 billion, opened 52 percent above its IPO price at $30.40. Fitbit had priced its initial public offering at $20 a share on Wednesday. Nevertheless, while the company’s stock …

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James Park, co-founder and chief executive officer of Fitbit Inc.

Fitbit is Jeff Clavier’s healthiest bet in his decade-plus investing in tech start-ups. To say nothing of his mammoth financial return. Clavier, the founder and managing partner of SofTech VC, wrote Fitbit a $125,000 check in 2008, and has lost 30 pounds since he started using the fitness tracking device a year later. He has a …

Biotech goes high tech

Meg Tirrell reports from the annual Klick Ideas Exchange where futuristic health technologies were on the agenda.

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Most people have either heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or know someone who has been affected by it. Arab-Israeli entrepreneur Aziz Kaddan has seen firsthand the negative side effects associated with some of the ADHD medication prescribed to children. That’s what inspired him to found Myndlift, a technology company that aims to help …

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Go to college for four years, take out tens of thousands in student loans and hope that someone will hire you so you can pay off your debt. It may not be the American dream, but it has become the American standard. Flatiron School is hoping to change that. Students at the New York City-based …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Is Facebook’s dual-class stock structure—which essentially secures CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s control of the company—good or bad for investors? That will be the top question as Facebook kicks off its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday in Santa Clara, California. According SEC filings, Zuckerberg, his co-founders and early investors control about 74 percent of the voting power, …

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Lending Club founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche rings a ceremonial bell to begin trading during the company's IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Dec. 11, 2014.

One company is aiming to make peer-to-peer lending much easier. LendingRobot, the automated investment service for peer-to-peer lending, introduced its new feature Thursday: fully automated loan transactions on the LendingClub secondary market. LendingClub is an online marketplace for loans that directly connects borrowers with investors. When an investor wants to invest in LendingClub loans, the …

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John Hogue has struggled with his weight for years. He knew diet and exercise could help bring his diabetes and blood pressure under control, but admits he was never one to count calories. “I would go to the doctor and say ‘yes, sir’ and listen to all the good advice, and then I would go …

Revolutionizing health care

Meg Tirrell tells us what cancer doctors are doing to improve the course of treatment for some patients.

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The Chicago headquarters of DialogTech

As giants like Facebook and Google build shiny new cities in Silicon Valley, other technology companies are doing just the opposite to the national office landscape. They are revitalizing and transforming older buildings and breathing new life into a market that had been on life support. “We’re seeing the most significant demand in the market …

Disney unveils toys that play back

Will Disney’s big bet on toys that play back pay off?