ALSO NOTED: Meraki funding; Human-powered mobile search; and much more...

> Mountain View-based free WiFi service start-up Meraki raised $20 million in a second round of VC funding. Article

> Trend: Human guides coming to mobile search services, like ChaCha. Article

> Gartner: Asian users most prolific texters. APAC region sent 1.5 trillion SMS last year. Article

And Finally... Time to revisit the possibility of an Echostar-AT&T merger? Article (WSJ sub. req.)