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Motorola comes round with its smartwatch

Motorola rolled out a circular smartwatch Friday, counting on a more traditional design to win over consumers who have so far shunned other computerized wrist devices.

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Gadget makers gear up for the holidays

NEW YORK — Makers of consumer electronics have been refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple unveiled a new iPhone, while Amazon started selling new tablet computers and e-readers. Nintendo offered details for the first major game console ...

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Google-Motorola deal highlights patents as ‘legal weapons’

NEW YORK — When an Internet company plunks down $12.5 billion to buy a struggling cellphone company for its collection of patents, it’s another sign that, for the high-tech industry, patents have become a mallet wielded by corporations to pummel ...

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Stocks rise after $19 billion acquisition flurry

NEW YORK — Stocks have closed higher for the third straight day after a $19 billion buying spree by corporations. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 213 points, or 1.9 percent, at 11,483. It has erased all its losses ...

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U.S. stocks rise after corporate deals, Japan report

NEW YORK — Stocks rose for a third straight day Monday after Google and two other companies announced acquisitions and Japan said its economy was stronger than expected following the March earthquake. The return of “Merger Monday” on Wall Street ...

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