The AP says the chief executives of AT&T and T-Mobile are ready to defend their proposed deal before Congress.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that AT&T, other wireless carriers, feel threatened by Microsoft's planned purchase of Skype . . .
. . . while CNN asks, why didn't Google seek to buy Skype?
Speaking of spectrum:
Broadcasters are beginning to talk about "next-generation" television, TVNewsCheck reports . . . . .
. . . and text-based emergency alerts are coming to mobile phones, according to Time Magazine.
In other news, Facebook sparked fresh privacy concerns when it was caught leaking personal data to third parties.