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Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio

FRANKFURT - Apple Inc has acquired Metaio, a German company whose software melds the physical world and computer-generated elements into video displays, according to a corporate filing that surfaced on Thursday. The terms were not disclosed.

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Fingerprint Cards shares at record after Google tie-up

STOCKHOLM - Swedish fingerprint sensor firm Fingerprint Cards said it had cooperated with Google on fingerprint recognition in the new Android software platform, as the U.S. software group looks to boost the use of fingerprint sensors on mobile phones.

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Creator of Silk Road website faces sentencing for drug scheme

NEW YORK - The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road will be sentenced on Friday for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.

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Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal

- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. | Video

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Alibaba courts more China bad debt managers for online auctions

HANGZHOU, China/BEIJING - Huarong Asset Management Co Ltd is poised to become the second Chinese bad loan firm to auction soured loans online amid a push by the government to settle these debts as the economy slows, an executive at e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said.

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Toshiba says accounting probe to take until mid-July

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp will file its annual report up to two months later than usual as an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities will likely last until mid-July, the Japanese conglomerate said on Friday.