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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 10/10/2011

The Circuit: WikiLeaks, Sprint and C Spire defend suits, supercommittee calls for auctions

LEADING THE DAY: The U.S. government has reportedly obtained a secret order to look into the e-mail of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Applebaum, the Wall Street Journal reported. The order forces Google and Internet provider to turn over the e-mail addresses, but not the full e-mails, of people Applebaum has corresponded with in the past two years. told the newspaper that it fought the order, but lost.

Sprint defends suit: Sprint defended its suit against AT&T after the nation’s second-largest carrier moved to have the court dismiss lawsuits from Sprint and C Spire (formerly Cellular South) opposing the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The Washington Post reported that Sprint and C Spire have filed jointly to have a federal judge hear their complaint opposing the deal, saying that it will hurt competition in the wireless industry.

Supercommittee members urge auction: Members of the congressional supercommittee are calling for President Barack Obama to authorize spectrum auctions, the Hill reported. In a letter, Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) joined Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.) in saying that they support incentive auctions, which were included in Obama’s American Jobs Act.

The letter says that the auctions would raise “tens of billions” of dollars for the American government, though they said auctions would not solve all the country’s spectrum woes; they encouraged Obama to require government agencies to use spectrum more efficiently.

Yahoo: Yahoo has reportedly pulled out of the bidding for Hulu, the Wall Street Journal reported. The report cited two “people familiar with the situation” who said that the company, which recently announced a partnership with ABC News for more original news content, has withdrawn from bidding.

A Reuters report indicates that Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is looking to buy out Yahoo and take it private. According to the report, several bidders are considering making a play for Yahoo, including Silver Lake Partners, Providence Equity Partners and Hellman & Friedman.

iPhone pre-orders: AT&T has released its early figures for pre-orders of the iPhone 4S, revealing that 200,000 AT&T customers bought Apple’s latest phone on the first day. The handset, which will hit store shelves on Oct. 14, has already broken records at the company, which said this was its most successful iPhone launch.

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Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, DOJ, FCC, Spectrum, Yahoo, Apple, Cybersecurity

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