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Taking banking online

BofI Holding is the company behind the Bank of the Internet, a pioneer in the financial world. Online banks came to prominence by offering amazingly high interest rates on deposits and impressively low borrowing rates for loans, and BofI in particular has stood out among its internet-based peers. Over the past decade, BofI's asset base has climbed more than eightfold , and earnings are dozens of times higher now than they were during the worst of the financial crisis.

Like Lending Tree, BofI has seen some tough times lately, in part because rising interest rates are forcing it to pay more money to depositors, boosting interest expense. Yet the lasting competitive advantage that BofI has over brick-and-mortar banks is that it doesn't have to pay for maintenance and upkeep of extensive branch networks. Moreover, with smart collaborations and strategic acquisitions that have helped it get into lucrative areas like tax refund anticipation loans and business equipment leasing, BofI is looking at multiple ways to stay on top of the growth game.

Apple buys startup focused on lenses for AR glasses

But the company last year launched augmented reality applications for its iPhones and iPads, and CEO Tim Cook has called augmented reality a "big and profound" technology development.

"This is one of those huge things that we'll look back at and marvel on the start of it," Cook said of augmented reality on a conference call with investors last year.

The Akonia acquisition is the first clear indication of how Apple might handle one of the most daunting challenges in augmented reality hardware: Producing crystal clear optical displays thin and light enough to fit into glasses similar to everyday frames with images bright enough for outdoor use and suited to mass manufacturing at a relatively low price.

Augmented reality headsets currently on the market such as Microsoft's  HoloLens and startup Magic Leap's Magic Leap One both use darkened lenses and are intended for indoor use. Both are also intended for software developers testing the technology and cost several thousand dollars.