"Dish’s Ergen said to approach DirecTV CEO about merger. "Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen recently contacted DirecTV Chief Executive Officer Mike White to discuss a merger of the two satellite television companies," reports Bloomberg News, citing anonymous sources.
A remarkable new opinion on search warrants for online accounts. A federal judge's opinion "rejects an approach to e-mail warrants that DOJ has recommended," writes Orin Kerr for the Post. "It then concludes that the Fourth Amendment may require third-party service providers to execute warrants and then pass on the results to the government."
Ted Leonsis worries Facebook's $2B Oculus buyout will harm crowdfunding. "Ted Leonsis was among those taking umbrage on behalf of Oculus' 9,522 Kickstarter backers," reports the Washington Business Journal, "who put $2.4 million into the Los Angeles-based company in 2012."