AT&T to buy DirecTV; EU to rule on Carphone-Dixons merger by June 25

> AT&T agreed to purchase DirecTV in a $49 billion (€39.7 billion) deal that will make the telecom company a major powerhouse in the pay-TV market.

> Safaricom, Kenya's largest telecoms operator, could gain vital additional spectrum to help improve its services. Article

> Yahoo Japan has dropped its plan to buy mobile network operator eAccess Ltd from SoftBank. Article

> European Union antitrust regulators will decide by June 25 whether to clear the £3.8 billion ($6.40 billion) merger of UK retailers Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail. Article

And finally...A venture capital firm has appointed a computer algorithm to its board of directors. Article