How Dish's deal could improve Sprint

Dish makes a $25.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint, Microsoft is rumored to be looking into smartwatches, and Electronic Arts ends its Sims games on Facebook.

CNET Update dishes the details:

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Dish has made a $25.5 billion unsolicited bid to merge with Sprint. Today's video explains what this deal means for consumers and how it might improve Sprint's network.

Also in this tech roundup:

- Microsoft reportedly is considering making a smartwatch

- Windows 8 apps for news and maps get updates

- This 55-inch Panasonic plasma is the first television to get a 5-star rating from CNET

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