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Today's e-Reads: Sprint Confirms Investment Talks With Japanese Carrier

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)

October 12, 2012

Sprint confirms it's talking to Japanese wireless carrier Softbank about a making a "substantial investment," perhaps as much as a 70 percent stake, in the third-place U.S. carrier. ZDNet has the story.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, complains in a Business Insider op-ed that the Obama administration is over-regulating the tech sector, in terms of privacy rules and merger oversight.

Verizon Wireless plans to phase out its 2G and 3G networks by 2021, migrating all subscribers to its LTE network, reports Fierce Wireless.

Apple's new mobile operating system iOS6 includes a tracking feature that allows marketers to target ads to users based on their Web and app usage, Business Insider reports. There's a way to opt out of tracking, but it's tricky to find.

Apple manufacturer Foxconn is looking to end medical benefits to a worker who suffered a serious brain injury in an industrial accident, Reuters reports.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is interested in buying the sports and media conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group, which includes pro basketball's Los Angeles Lakers, according to Reuters.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is digitizing its archive of exhibit catalogs and other publications, reports The New York Times.

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