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Spotlight: Clearwire postpones vote on Sprint bid after Dish ups ante

U.S. wireless carrier Clearwire has decided to postpone a shareholder vote on majority shareholder Sprint's offer to buy the remaining shares of the company in response to a more attractive offer from rival suitor Dish Networks, Reuters reports.

Should Softbank's potential acquisition of Sprint concern us?

Does the acquisition of the third largest wireless carrier in the U.S. by a foreign company pose a security risk to the U.S. telecom infrastructure? Yes, say two senior U.S. lawmakers.

Senators ask US agencies to consider security risk of Softbank purchase of Sprint

Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) sent separate letters to U.S. federal agencies reviewing Japanese wireless carrier Softbank's acquisition of U.S. carrier Sprint, advising them to consider the security risks of the proposed acquisition.

Sprint ups the ante for Clearwire

In apparent response to pressure from Clearwire's minority shareholders, majority shareholder Sprint has bumped up its offer for the rest of Clearwire to $3.40 per share from a previous $2.97 per share, an offer that would value the wireless provider at $10.7 billion.

Pinger: Our ARPU is 64-65 cents per month

LAS VEGAS--Messaging provider Pinger earns an average of roughly 64-65 cents per month from each of its users, primarily from advertising. Greg Woock, Pinger's co-founder and CEO, provided the figure during a discussion here at the CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show about the effect over-the-top messaging providers are having on wireless carriers' traditional voice and messaging businesses.

Boost Mobile launches Android-based mobile wallet

Sprint Nextel prepaid brand Boost Mobile launched an Android-based mobile wallet service powered by Wipit that will let consumers load cash to their wallet, pay their bills, top-up their account, transfer funds and send money to other countries. In addition, customers will get a reloadable Visa prepaid card that is linked to their mobile wallet account.

Reuters: Clearwire minority shareholders to reject Sprint takeover offer

Clearwire's minority shareholders are expected to reject a buyout offer from majority shareholder Sprint, according to analysts consulted by Reuters.

Sprint to feature Path on Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Torque

Sprint Nextel and social networking app Path have formed a partnership making it easier for Sprint users to find the app without having to search through the Google Play storefront. Users with Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Torque devices will have the Discover-It widget preinstalled on their phone, and the widget will spotlight select apps that Sprint recommends, including Path.

SEC gives go-ahead for June Sprint shareholder vote on Softbank offer

The Securities and Exchange Commission has given Softbank the go-ahead to mail out proxy statements for its offer to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion.

Report: Softbank not planning to match Dish's $25.5 billion bid for Sprint

Japan's Softbank is not planning to raise its $20 billion bid to acquire control of Sprint to match Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid for the United States wireless carrier, an executive at Softbank told Bloomberg.