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April 30, 2018, 11:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
T-Mobile to buy Sprint for ~$26B in stock; John Legere to run combined company that retains T-Mobile name; Deutsche Telekom to get a 42% stake, SoftBank 27%  —  T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. agreed to combine in a $26.5 billion merger, creating a wireless giant to compete against industry leaders …
David McCabe / Axios:
In a pitch seemingly aligned with Trump admin's rhetoric and aimed at regulators, T-Mobile and Sprint argue merger will help US beat China in 5G, create jobs  —  The CEOs of T-Mobile and Sprint argued on an analyst call that their just-announced merger would create jobs and boost America's position …
Frank X. Shaw / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft explains its role in the conviction of e-waste recycler Eric Lundgren, says he was counterfeiting Windows software in China and importing it to the US  —  In the last few days there have been several stories about the sentencing of Eric Lundgren in a case that began in 2012 …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Facebook's fake “dark ads”, which impersonate people to promote scams, are a systemic problem, and need better solutions above and beyond a “view ads” button  —  Facebook's admission to the UK parliament this week that it had unearthed unquantified thousands …
Radius / PR Newswire:
Marketing analytics firms Radius and Leadspace merge to form a new entity which will operate under the Radius brand with Leadspace's Doug Bewsher as CEO  —  Two Leaders Unite to Power Revenue Growth for Fortune 500 Companies Globally  —  Radius and Leadspace, the two leaders in data intelligence …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Starship Technologies launches autonomous robot delivery services aimed at corporate and academic campuses in Europe and US with ~1K robots rolling out in 2018  —  Starship Technologies, a robotics startup created by Skype's cofounders, has launched a large-scale commercial autonomous delivery service aimed …
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