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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site
NEW YORK (AP) -- A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed....

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable....

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free....

Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom
NEW YORK (AP) -- Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers....

Paul running hard on civil liberties after his Senate gambit
CHICAGO (AP) -- He infuriated Republican leaders by almost single-handedly delaying the extension of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act. Now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fighting to transform his recent Capitol Hill victory into momentum with presidential primary voters....

FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access....

GoPro gets real ... virtually real
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of GoPro jumped to a five-month high Thursday after the company's CEO said the company is getting into the drone and virtual reality business....

Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple has bought a company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera....

After security scandal, a tech firm says it's changing focus
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Silicon Valley startup says it's shutting down operations and shifting to a new business model after it was blamed earlier this year for turning unwitting computer users into targets for annoying web ads - and hackers....

Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash
A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message....

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Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

Apple buys a maker of futuristic augmented-reality software

GoPro gets real ... virtually real

After security scandal, a tech firm says it's changing focus

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Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

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