NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] staked its claim to Apple Inc's crown on Thursday as the world's third-biggest smartphone maker and most valuable tech start-up unveiled the flagship Mi Note, its challenger to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
(Reuters) - Digital Ally Inc , a maker of wearable video cameras and other security products for police forces, is considering launching action cameras aimed at consumers this year, putting it into direct competition with GoPro Inc .
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Stars of Walt Disney Co's multichannel network Maker Studios will produce content that will debut exclusively on the global online video platform, Vimeo On Demand, the companies announced on Thursday.
(Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will propose legislation on Thursday that he says would make the state's data security law the strongest in the country and require "unprecedented safeguards" for personal data.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No existing technology can fully replace collecting data in bulk to obtain electronic intelligence, but some methods could be developed to improve how information is gathered and used, the U.S. National Research Council said in a report on Thursday.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world's top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday.
MIAMI (Reuters) - States probing last summer's massive hack at JPMorgan Chase & Co have asked for detailed data on the company's security practices and want to know whether the bank is certain that no sensitive account data was stolen.