Dish sells $2.5B in debt to fund Sprint bid; Nokia eying tablet market

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> Dish Network will sell $2.5 billion in debt to help fund its $25 billion bid for Sprint Nextel. Article

> Nokia is very interested in tablets. Article

> Nvidia's gaming device, the Shield, will go for $349. Article

> Leap Wireless gained a new chief marketing officer, Julie Dexter. Release

> The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will use service and smartphones from Sprint Nextel. Release

> ZTE said sales of high-end smartphones will help improve its margins. Article

> Nokia customers are complaining of missing apps, the company's marketing chief said. Article

Mobile Content News

> AT&T Mobility is welcoming rival nationwide operators Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US to the ranks of its 'It Can Wait' campaign to end texting while driving. More than 200 other organizations are also throwing their weight behind the It Can Wait effort, AT&T said. Article

> Quixey reportedly hired a former Google and Spotify executive, Richard Gregory, as its executive in charge of revenue. Article

> Twitter is teaming with sports media giant ESPN to offer ad-supported video highlights posted moments after live action unfolds across ESPN's family of networks. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Is Google planning a Maps overhaul for its I/O conference? Article

> If Google finally delivers with the Nexus Q, the opportunity for app developers will be to think more broadly about the kind of consumer opportunities available to them across the Android ecosystem. Editor's Corner

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