iRadio could be better for music labels

Apple's upcoming streaming radio service could pay music labels better than Pandora does, the next Xbox may require an Internet connection to play games, and Bridget Carey explores future tech being worked on at AT&T Labs.

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Not only is Apple on a mission to launch iRadio this summer, but CNET's Paul Sloan reports that iRadio could be a better payoff for music labels than Pandora.

Also in Friday's tech rundown, get a glimpse of future tech coming from the research team at AT&T Labs. I got to demo a few of the company's latest projects, including a device that blocks calls when you're deep in thought.

If you don't like the idea of an Xbox that requires an Internet connection, a Microsoft games manager says "deal with it."

And LinkedIn wants to get you talking more by adding mentions .

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