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Sprint

Dish Network values its offer at $7 a share, including $4.76 in cash and the remainder in its shares. The offer is 12.5 percent above Sprint Nextel’s closing share price on Friday.
“The Dish proposal clearly presents Sprint shareholders with a superior alternative to the pending SoftBank proposal,” Mr. Ergen said in a statement.

Mr. Ergen said a “Dish/Sprint merger will create the only company that can offer customers a convenient, fully integrated, nationwide bundle of in- and out-of-home video, broadband and voice services.”

Dish Network said it would be able to combine its existing broadband and TV offerings with Sprint Nextel’s cellphone operations, allowing it to better compete with rivals like Verizon that are moving into new areas in search of revenue.

Dish Network’s effort to take over Sprint is the latest of many moves toward consolidation in the highly competitive broadband industry. In 2011, AT&T tried to buy its rival T-Mobile USA, a move that was blocked by the Justice Department because of antitrust concerns. Last year, Verizon scored a deal with a group of cable companies that agreed to sell it spectrum licenses to build its wireless network in exchange for allowing them to sell their cable services inside Verizon stores.

Yandex

Delay Law Discussion

Yandex said the Parliament should delay its planned discussion on banning certain websites.

“It is necessary to postpone consideration of the bill and discuss it with the Internet industry representatives,” Ochir Mandzhikov, Yandex’s press officer said in an e-mail from Moscow yesterday. “The need to combat illegal content is evident for civil society, as evident is the need for freedom of speech and access to information.”

The Duma said it plans to vote on the law in a second preliminary reading as soon as today. If approved in a third and final reading and signed in effect by President Putin, the law would give Russian authorities the right to blacklist Internet sites without a court order.

Mail.ru Group Ltd. (MAIL), the largest Russian-language Internet company, fell 0.3 percent to $34 in London yesterday, the lowest since July 3.