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  • Apple buys German augmented-reality software maker Metaio
  • 01:47 PM EDT  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple Inc <AAPL.O> has acquired Metaio, a German company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations, according to a corporate filing.

  • Vodafone, Wind sign letter of intent for Italy fiber-optic network
  • 01:49 PM EDT  MILAN (Reuters) - Britain's Vodafone and Vimpelcom's Italian mobile phone unit Wind have signed a letter of intent with shareholders of broadband firm Metroweb to build a fiber-optic network in Italy, the companies said in a joint statement.

  • Silk Road website creator gets life in prison for drug plot
  • 04:34 PM EDT  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was sentenced on Friday to life in prison for orchestrating a scheme that enabled more than $200 million of anonymous online drug sales using the digital currency bitcoin.

  • Vivendi to book 4.2 billion euro pre-tax gain on GVT sale
  • 02:01 AM EDT  PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi said on Friday it would book a 4.2 billion euro ($4.6 billion) pre-tax gain from the sale of Brazilian telecommunications company GVT, which would help it pay interim dividends.

  • Airbus Group starts $150 million venture fund, Silicon Valley base
  • 03:21 PM EDT  PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group announced the creation of a $150 million venture capital fund and said it had hired a Google executive to run a new center in Silicon Valley as it seeks to wave a digital wand over its heavy-manufacturing culture.

  • Mobile apps turn bedroom traders into star professionals
  • 11:31 AM EDT  LONDON (Reuters) - When Noa Strijbos picks a financial asset to trade on her smartphone while taking her dog for a walk, almost 26,000 people pay close attention.

  • TCV seeks to sell stake in marketing firm Merkle: sources
  • 03:36 PM EDT  (Reuters) - Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) is exploring a sale of its minority stake in Merkle Inc, in a deal that could value the fast-growing marketing technology company at more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Equinix to buy TelecityGroup for $3.6 billion, Interxion deal ended
  • 11:54 AM EDT  LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. data center company Equinix Inc <EQIX.O> said on Friday it would buy British peer TelecityGroup <TCY.L> in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds ($3.6 billion) that would also end Telecity's pursuit of a smaller European rival.

  • Intel close to deal to buy Altera for $16 billion: sources
  • 02:37 PM EDT  (Reuters) - Intel Corp <INTC.O> has resumed negotiations to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp <ALTR.O> and is close to a $16 billion acquisition agreement, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • Fingerprint Cards shares at record after Google tie-up
  • 04:03 AM EDT  STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - 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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