News bites: EU to propose new cybersecurity rules

The European Union is poised to propose new cybersecurity rules on Thursday, which will require search engines, banks and other companies to report cyber incidents to authorities, The Wall Street Journal reports.

An unprecedented number of young start-ups are valued at $1 billion, according to The New York Times.

Sprint said it talked to four different companies about a deal before it announced its agreement with SoftBank, Reuters writes.

Michael Dell is close to finalizing a $23 billion deal to take his computer company Dell private, The Wall Street Journal reports.

A recent analysis suggests that the Twitter hackers may have targeted the accounts of government officials and journalists, according to CNET.