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Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday, missing the holiday shopping season as the market for such devices becomes increasingly competitive.

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Canadian grocery chain Loblaw says has ordered 25 Tesla electric trucks

TORONTO Canadian grocery chain Loblaw Cos has placed an order for 25 of Tesla Inc's new electric heavy duty trucks, a Loblaw spokeswoman said in a statement sent by email.

3:30pm EST

Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal

Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.

10:13am EST

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.

2:32pm EST

Google buys plot near Apple's planned Danish data center

COPENHAGEN Alphabet Inc's Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple Inc data center to make sure it has the option of building one there too.

10:52am EST

Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan

WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG Volkswagen approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars. | Video

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