@WashingtonPost senior technology correspondent. West Coaster in DC. kangc@washpost.com

Can Apple save the music industry again?

washingtonpost.com — More than a decade ago, the music industry was in crisis. Songs were being passed around the Internet illegally, and CD sales were in decline. So major labels and musicians embraced Apple, which convinced consumers to open their wallets again with iTunes.

No one in Washington is talking about the problems with the sharing economy, except this lawmaker

washingtonpost.com — Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) made a fortune as an early wireless industry executive. Now, he's on a tear about the tech industry's most disruptive companies and why politicians - especially presidential candidates - aren't talking more about their impact on the labor economy.

Taylor Swift makes it official: She’ll stream music on Apple

washingtonpost.com — She made it official -- and, of course, she did it over Twitter. Taylor Swift is putting her album "1989" on Apple's streaming service. Ahead of the launch of Apple Music next week, the 25-year-artist has made the world pay attention to her ongoing frustration with online business models for music.

Why the government is about to approve the AT&T and DirecTV mega-deal - and the one thing that remains a big concern

washingtonpost.com — A decision on AT&T's merger with DirecTV is expected any day now, and suddenly federal officials are being swarmed with visits and calls by the companies who are arguing over details of the conditions attached to any approval. That's actually a good sign for the merger's chances.

Taylor Swift criticizes Apple's new streaming music service

courant.com — Taylor Swift on Sunday took another swing at online streaming services, this time taking aim at Apple by keeping her platinum-selling album "1989" off the new streaming service. In an open letter to Apple, Swift criticized the tech giant for its three-month free trial period in which musicians won't get paid.

Taylor Swift criticizes Apple's new streaming music service

chicagotribune.com — Taylor Swift has some "Bad Blood" with Apple's new music streaming service. In an open letter on her blog titled "To Apple, Love Taylor," the singer-songwriter called out the tech giant Sunday for not paying writers, producers or artists during a free three-month trial for Apple Music.

Taylor Swift also rejects Apple’s streaming service

washingtonpost.com — Taylor Swift on Sunday took another swing at online streaming services, this time taking on tech giant Apple by keeping her platinum-selling album "1989" off the company's new streaming service. In an open letter to Apple, Swift criticized the company for a business decision she says will hurt artists, producers and writers.

What do people really want to watch on TV? Hint: It’s not ESPN or HBO.

washingtonpost.com — If cable TV viewers could create their own slim bundles of channels, what they really couldn't live without might surprise you. It's not necessarily ESPN or HBO, which command monster audiences for their biggest sports matches and shows.

Lyft agrees to pay $300,000 settlement for violating New York insurance laws

washingtonpost.com — Down in the trenches of the ongoing ground battle between ride-sharing apps and local regulators, Lyft and Uber have had a rough week. Lyft on Thursday agreed to a $300,000 settlement with New York State's attorney general and top insurance regulator for allegedly violating laws that require drivers to carry state-authorized insurance.

Rupert Murdoch’s handing the Fox reins to sons, but he’s not going away

washingtonpost.com — There's a semi-serious belief among people who have followed the life and six-decade career of Rupert Murdoch as a dealmaker, empire builder and political kingmaker that he will never go away. Through scandal, a brush with bankruptcy and innumerable controversies, Murdoch has emerged ever stronger and usually richer.
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Jun 30, 2015

@wadhwa Vivek: hi! Can we chat about diversity in tech? kangc@washpost.com

Jun 30, 2015

Booo just hearing on radio a random list about cities w least attractive people: Istanbul and Seoul top list *sad (ugly) face*

Jun 30, 2015

RT @qz: Uber is offering free rides to a protest against a proposed crackdown on New York City car services qz.com/440703

Jun 29, 2015

"no one said a word. Except for Justice O'Connor, who lowered her head, squinted slightly, and muttered, 'Oh, my.'" twitter.com/MrDanZak/statu…

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