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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

NEW YORK (AP) -- A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site 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 claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

CHICAGO (AP) -- A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks....

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....

Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions....

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....

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