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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.

As the

iPhone 5

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

rumors and speculation

that Apple is looking into wearable technology, and another patent points to this.


patent application

Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office points to glasses, very similar to what


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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

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