Could AOL Inc. and Yahoo Inc. end up merging under Verizon Communications, the telecoms behemoth that currently owns the former?

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Streaming technology could be the Great Melodic Hope that turns piracy-ridden emerging economies into new revenue earning markets for the still struggling international music industry.

Start-ups developing and designing high-end Internet-enabled smart jewelry will propel wearable tech into a multibillion dollar consumer category. And industrial design guru Yves Béhar (pictured) is all for it.