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Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Pentagon in a $171 Million Wearable Tech Venture

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The Pentagon has partnered with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), and 159 other private companies and universities to develop wearable tech for military use.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the creation of a new institute in San Jose called "Flexible Hybrid Electronic Institute" on Friday. The institute will work to develop manufacturing techniques and new applications for flexible electronics.

Apple has become a tour de force in the wearables market this year alone, according to fresh IDC data...