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Dish Network Bows Out To SoftBank And Abandons Its Bid For Sprint, Re-Focuses On Buying Clearwire

On today's episode of All My Mergers And Acquisitions, the long-running Sprint bidding war between Dish Network and Japanese carrier SoftBank appears to be over, at least for the moment. After SoftBank increased its Sprint bid to 21.6 billion dollars for 78% of the company last week, and Sprint subsequently sued both Dish and Clearwire for getting in the way of its corporate matchmaking, Dish has withdrawn its offer. According to Reuters, the company stated that submitting a new offer by today's deadline was not practical.

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Hero Of Many Is A Beautiful Side Scrolling Game That Definitely Isn't About Sperm

Hero of Many is a side-scrolling game featuring that silhouette style that so many indie games love these days. You play as a glowing nucleus of energy, leading a "swarm of water beings" around, fighting bad, black water thingies. They are definitely not sperm cells.

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The game is played with no words, which is not a romantic metaphor. Your nucleus collects new pieces and expands, which is not a visual representation of a growth cycle.

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That DROID Landing Twitter Account Probably Isn't Teasing A New Phone, It's Just A Verizon-Branded AR Game

There's a lot of speculation floating around right now about the "reactivation" of the DROID Landing Twitter account, which is typically used by Verizon to tease new DROID phones. Unfortunately, we're going to have to deflate some of that speculation. Here are the tweets from the account this afternoon:


These messages seem basically without meaning taken by themselves, but there's more here than meets the eye.

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A&E, History Channel, And Lifetime Debut Full Video Streaming Apps On Android - Cable Subscription Not Required

America's three best channels for wasting an evening have all just received Android streaming apps, with limited access to full episodes without any TV subscription necessary on all three.

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That's right - you can get full streaming episodes of some shows without providing credentials of any kind, though subscribers of Comcast and DirecTV will receive a larger pool of content to choose from than those who choose not to log in.

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[Hands-On] Minuum Keyboard Beta: Good Enough To Renew My Faith In Crowd-Funded Campaigns

Minuum Keyboard launched an IndieGoGo campaign back in March, and by the time it was over in April, the developers had raised almost $90,000. That's 873% of the goal. It was a big vote of confidence from Android users, but Minuum promised something unique – a keyboard that takes up only a tiny strip of screen real estate, yet still provides all the functionality you need. It sounds crazy on the face of it, but what if it's not just smoke and mirrors?

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Wren V5PF Wireless Speaker Review: Premium Build and Brilliant Audio Quality Almost Cut Down By A Mediocre App

In the last few years, wireless speakers have exploded onto the scene with prices ranging from sub-$100 utility speakers up to a few thousand dollars for large home theater packages. A fairly new competitor, Wren, is trying to place itself in the ever more lucrative high-end bookshelf market. With a lineup of 3 wireless speakers priced at $399 each, the company is trying to take some attention away from the current leader, Sonos.

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ZeroLemon Launches Its Monstrously Juicy Batteries For The Galaxy S4 (7500mAh) And Optimus G Pro (9300mAh)

Most Android phones have big batteries these days, but that doesn't mean they always have enough juice for today's go-go smartphone user. Luckily, ZeroLemon has just started selling gigantic batteries for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Optimus G Pro. Sometimes form has to take a backseat to function.

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Virgin Mobile Introduces The Samsung Galaxy Ring, A 4-inch Jelly Bean Device For $179

Look, I know what you're thinking. You need Samsung to release another Galaxy product, because there's nothing yet in their device lineup that appeals to your particular set of needs. I get it. Sure, there are other brands by other manufacturers out there, but nothing feels quite so comfortable in the palm as yet another Galaxy device. So here it is, the Samsung Galaxy Ring for Virgin Mobile, a 3G-only budget-friendly handset with Android 4.1 and halfway decent specs.

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[US Giveaway] Win An HTC One Or Galaxy S4 Google Edition From PhoneRocket.com And Android Police

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Here at Android Police, we like fast phones. Phones with great displays.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Wireless Charging Back And Wireless Pad Are Finally In Stock On Samsung's Site

A great cheer rose up from the internet early this month when Samsung added listings for the Qi wireless charging accessories compatible with the Galaxy S4. The cheer then quickly faded into a confused murmur as everyone realized you couldn't actually order them. The accessories have been listed as backordered ever since. At last, the white replacement back and the Samsung-branded Qi charger have shown up as in stock.

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