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German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals

FRANKFURT - German carmakers BMW , Audi and Mercedes , will pay around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to buy Nokia's maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services seen as key to the future of self-driving cars. | Video

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Lame Massachusetts chicken to get 3-D printer prosthetic leg

BOSTON - One Massachusetts chicken is about to get a costly leg up on life - a $2,500 prosthetic limb made on a 3-D printer.

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China state fund CIC invests in taxi app Didi Kuaidi: source

BEIJING - China's sovereign wealth fund has invested an unspecified amount in Didi Kuaidi, China's dominant ride-hailing app which is competing against U.S. firm Uber Technologies, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

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China to restrict drone, supercomputer exports

BEIJING - China will restrict the export of drones and supercomputers from Aug. 15 to help protect national security out of fears such equipment could fall into the hands of militant groups, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.

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Hackers take down part of German federal prosecutor's website

BERLIN - Hackers blocked part of the German federal prosecutor's office, a spokeswoman said on Monday, but she could not give any details about the scope of the attack or the possible perpetrators.

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AT&T to bundle wireless service with DirecTV's pay-TV offerings

- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc said it will bundle its wireless service with DirecTV's pay-TV offerings after the $48.5 billion deal was approved last month.

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