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April 15, 2013, 1:45 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Dish Launches $25.5 Billion Bid for Sprint  —  Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is making a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp., an effort to derail the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier's acquisition by Softbank Corp. of Japan.  —  Dish is offering to pay $4.76 in cash and about $2.24 …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Touch-Enabled Watch Device  —  TAIPEI—Microsoft Corp. is working on designs for a touch-enabled watch device, executives at suppliers said, potentially joining rivals like Apple Inc. in working on a new class of computing products.
Bloomberg:
Apple Crowds Best-Paid as Board Keeps Jobs Deputies  —  Four of the five highest-paid employees at Standard & Poor's 500 companies aren't chief executive officers.  They're Apple Inc. (AAPL) senior lieutenants receiving compensation packages designed to keep management intact in an increasingly competitive industry.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Europeans Reach Deal With Google on Search Results  —  Google has for the first time agreed to legally binding changes to its search results after an antitrust investigation by European regulators into whether it abuses its dominance of online search.  —  After a two-year inquiry …
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn Steps Up Hiring As Apple Readies New iPhone  —  TAIPEI—Foxconn Technology Group has resumed hiring assembly-line workers in China after a postholiday freeze, in the latest sign that major customer Apple Inc. is gearing up for production of the new iPhone.
C. Custer / Tech in Asia:
Scammers in China Exploit Apple to Turn Fake iPhones into Real Ones  —  Apple has been taking quite a bit of stick over the last month for its after-sales service practices in China, and perhaps rightfully so.  But instead of being exploited by Apple, police have discovered …
Joanna Stern / ABCNEWS:
Facebook and State Attorneys General Team Up to Educate Teens and Parents about Privacy  —  While some reports indicate that teen Facebook use is on the decline, Facebook along with the National Association of Attorneys General are about to become laser focused on educating that younger demographic …

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