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Judge approves Kodak's sale of patents to technology consortium, WSJ reports

A judge has approved Eastman Kodak's (EKDKQ) sale of digital-imaging patents to a group of technology companies, including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Adobe (ADBE), Samsung (SSNLF) and Research in Motion (RIMM). The group also includes Facebook (FB), an Amazon (AMZN) unit and Shutterfly (SFLY). The sale price is $527M, less than Kodak originally wanted.