NEW YORK (
) --The top
tidbits from around the globe include a rare M&A foray, iPhone 5 leaks, and more patents pointing towards wearable technology.
This morning Apple
a deal to purchase
for $8 per share, a near 60% premium to yesterday's closing price.
AuthenTec makes mobile and network security solutions, and recently signed a deal with
to be featured in its new Android smartphone and tablets.
gets ready to launch, perhaps in late September, various cases are showing up. One of them now has a prototype inside it, detailing what it might look like.
notes that the case from
Cool Zone PDA
shows the iPhone with a taller design, headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, and perhaps a smaller dock connector.
There have been
that Apple is looking into wearable technology, and another patent points to this.
Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office points to glasses, very similar to what
did with its Project Glass.
The patent filing is titled "Display resolution increase with mechanical actuation."
Shares of Apple edged lower in Friday trade, off 0.36% to $572.8.
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Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York