Blackberry Reaches Deal to Go Private

(CNN) — Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has plans to become a private company. Monday, the company announced an agreement with its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial, to sell itself for $4.7 billion. Forbes Magazine reports the two companies signed a letter of intent, but that Blackberry can still shop around. The deal comes after Blackberry said … Continue reading »

Apple Fans Line Up for New iPhone

EUGENE, Ore. — People all over the world lined up on Friday morning to get their hands on the newest iPhone models, and Eugene was no different. A small group of people was gathered outside the Verizon Store on Coburg Road by about 5 a.m. The two new models—the iPhone 5s and the 5c—are similar, … Continue reading »

Proof of Insurance Goes Paperless

EUGENE, Ore. — Proof of auto insurance is going paperless in Oregon. A new law is allowing drivers to use their smartphones to show proof of insurance to officers. One local insurance agent says this will be a huge convenience for many people. “There’s a segment of the population who do everything on their cell … Continue reading »