Speculation is still rife that Dish Network and T-Mobile US will forge some kind of deal, but Dish CEO Charlie Ergen said that he does not feel any pressure to make any kind of deal, though he declined to comment directly on a transaction with T-Mobile. "We're not feeling any pressure to do anything," Ergen said in an interview with the Denver Business Journal.
The Force (touch) appears to be with Apple. The company has started early production of new iPhone models with its "Force Touch" feature, which can sense how hard users are pressing down on a screen, according to a Bloomberg report.
Nokia is still searching for a potential buyer for its HERE mapping and location business, as German car companies, Uber, Chinese search engine Baidu and perhaps even Apple and Facebook jockey with each other to get access to HERE's assets and technology.
Apple just started selling the Apple Watch in its physical retail stores, but already the rumor mill is churning about what upgrade to expect in the next version of the company's first wearable device.
T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom, which is reportedly in talks with Dish Network about Dish buying T-Mobile, is also talking to Comcast about a possible deal, according to a report from German publication Manager Magazin.
HTC has rebutted the idea that it would consider a merger with larger rival Asustek Computer after Asustek left open the possibility of some kind of a deal.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer has not closed the door on the possibility of acquiring fellow Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, which is struggling to revive its sales. However, it's unclear if Asustek would make a bid.
BlackBerry is thinking of using Google's Android software in an upcoming smartphone for the first time, according to a Reuters report.
Dish Network is in talks with banks to line up between $10 billion and $15 billion of debt financing for the cash portion of a transaction to acquire T-Mobile US, according to multiple reports.
AT&T Mobility plans to launch a new sponsored data program that offers customers the ability to get free mobile data if they look at advertising from marketers, according to a VentureBeat report.