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Today's e-Reads: Softbank to Buy Sprint?


FILE - In this July 27, 2011, file photo, a Sprint logo is displayed on a store in Homestead, Pa. Sprint is expected to report its earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The impending shutdown of the Nextel network doubled Sprint Nextel Corp.'s loss in the first quarter, as it wrote down the value of the network and subscribers kept leaving it.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Wall Street Journal reports that Japanese wireless firm Softbank is in "advanced" talks to buy Sprint, the third biggest U.S. wireless carrier. Meanwhile, Sprint has opted to hold off for now on offering a counter bid for Metro PCS after T-Mobile USA announced plans last week to merge with the smaller carrier, Bloomberg reports.

Google's Eric Schmidt said his firm is in a "defining fight" with Apple for mobile customers, Reuters reports.

Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a major update of its Street View service, CNET reports.

The New York Times reports that a surveillance technology conference taking place in Washington this week highlights the increasing use of spyware by governments around the world to monitor their citizens.

The Wall Street Journal examines the difficulty small businesses are having in determining the value of Facebook and whether to pay for promoted posts.

Wired reports that slumping sales show that the world's younger consumers are shunning the personal computer in favor of mobile devices.

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