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EIC Squared: Wireless mergers, Apple alert, and the battle for Yahoo's soul

Verizon Wireless acquires Alltel. Jerry Yang fights off Carl Icahn. Steve Jobs prepares to dazzle the Apple fans. All this and more on the EIC Squared podcast.

On this week's EIC Squared podcast, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and I discuss the latest moves in carving up the wireless world as Verizon Wireless announced plans to acquire Alltel for $28.1 billion. It won't be long before the U.S. wireless industry shakes out into AT&T, Verizon, and a Sprint/T-Mobile merger. We also discuss the latest news in the travails of Yahoo as it tries to keep Carl Icahn from taking over the board.

Plus, we speculate about the Steve Jobs' keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.