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Apple is getting ready to unveil a stylish new product that's not for sale -- a new look for its stores. The iPhone maker is overhauling its nearly 480 stores worldwide, starting with its new two-story location in San Francisco.
 
Google on Thursday had a fresh U.S. patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit.
 
Papua New Guinea explorer Oil Search Friday said it had bought rival InterOil in a multi-billion-U.S.-dollar deal, but will sell off some of the assets to French energy giant Total to fund part of the takeover.
 
The virtual reality (VR) company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
 
Retail group Gap Inc. said Thursday it would shutter 75 stores this year amid sagging sales, including 53 of its kids-focused Old Navy brand outlets in Japan.
 
Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, on Friday posted a 67-percent higher annual net profit, boosted by a lucrative merger, but fell slightly short of analyst expectations.
 
U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart Stores reported slightly higher quarterly sales Thursday and said better-than-expected earnings reflected the benefits of heavy investment to boost worker salaries and improve the shopping experience.
 
Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month. Rental company HomeAway is taking over part of the first floor of the iconic 300-meter landmark for the duration of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer....
 
The United Auto Workers is looking to organize workers at Tesla Motors factory in California, the president of the powerful union said Thursday.
 
New Google goods, services take aim at its big rivals
From virtual reality (VR) to a new smart-home speaker, Google is showing off just how pervasive it has become even as it's squeezed by its biggest competitors -- Facebook, Apple and Amazon.
 
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