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Sprint Closes Its Clearwire Purchase, With SoftBank Deal Set to Be Final on Wednesday

Sprint said on Tuesday that it has completed its $5-per-share acquisition of wireless network provider Clearwire. The closure comes a day ahead of the expected closure of SoftBank’s deal to acquire a controlling interest in Sprint.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work