Here is an easy pick for silliest recent example of convergence, or the coming together of technologies or business practices: a leopard-print stun gun from Taser International that can be accessorized with a combination holster-MP3 player.“These new products are a result of listening to our customers,” said Rick Smith, chief executive of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based maker of so-called “advanced electronic-control devices.” “Personal protection can be both fashionable and functionable.”You ...

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