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Apple Music, the electronics company’s new music streaming service, is off to a pretty sweet start. With a deep library, a zesty online radio channel featuring live DJs, and a new community feature that puts listeners in touch with their favorite artists, Apple Music has what it’ll take to challenge dominant streaming services like Pandora and Spotify.

Yes, Apple’s come late to streaming, goaded into action by fading sales of digital music at its iTunes store. Consumers worldwide are finally figuring it out – why pay $10 for an album, when they can pay $10 a month for every album?More →

Apple’s summer developers conference is for more than the techies who build apps on its platforms. The richest company in technology also uses it to trot out improvements and new products, and this year’s conference yielded news about music streaming and additions to its operating systems.More →

For nearly a decade, the Boston-based telehealth service American Well has been trying to reshape the way we think about the phrase: “The doctor will see you now.” Some of the nation’s largest health care providers now use its AmWell video conferencing app to let patients with urgent, yet ailments that are not life-threatening tap into a network of doctors and get on-demand care. In December, the company announced it had raised $80 million in new funding, and just last week, UnitedHealthcare announced it would cover such online visits as part their network.More →